Cubs Agree to Terms on 2014 Contracts with 19 Pre-Arbitration Players

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon the team agreed to terms with the 19 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years of Major League service time. The Major League minimum is $500,000 for the 2014 season and the terms on the contracts for Jake Arrieta and Welington Castillo were not released. Castillo was paid $503,000 […]

MLB and MLBPA Adopt Experimental Rule on Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Monday an experimental rule on home plate collisions was voted on and accepted. The new rule (Rule 7.13) goes into effect immediately and will prohibit egregious collisions at home. Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA, said Monday the union will monitor the addition to […]

Cubs Reportedly Sign Emilio Bonifacio to a Minor League Contract

According to reports from Jesse Rogers, Bruce Levine and Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs signed utility man Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract. The deal includes a non-roster invite to Spring Training. The terms of the contract have not been released. Updated 2:21pm CST – According to Jon Heyman, Emilio Bonifacio can make $2.5 million […]

Cubs Announce One-Year Deals with Hammel and McDonald, Arrieta Not Expected to Start Season on Time

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Rick Renteria met with the media on Thursday from Cubs Park and announced the signings of right handed pitchers Jason Hammel and James McDonald. The Cubs signed Hammel to a one-year contract for $6 million that includes an incentives package for another $1 million. McDonald signed a Major League contract […]

From the Wire: Reds Claim RHP Brett Marshall and Twins Claim LHP Brooks Raley Off Waivers from Cubs

The Cubs made two roster moves on Wednesday, and both were expected but not at the same time. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Cubs placed RHP Brett Marshall on waivers and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for Marshall on their roster, the Reds designated […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Having Internal Discussions About Moving

Dan Bernstein leaked the news on Twitter last week “the Cubs frustration with the rooftops’ intransigence is high enough that they are discussing the unavoidable prospect of options elsewhere.” Bernstein’s report on Twitter surfaced two days after Keith Olbermann labeled the Cubs as the worst in sports for mentioning a possible move out of Wrigley […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Announced Partnership with Giordano’s Pizza

Last Tuesday, the Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza announced a partnership deal that made Giordano’s Pizza “the exclusive pizza partner of the team and Wrigley Field.” The new partnership was announced by Giordano’s CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas and Tom Ricketts. The Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza entered into a three-year contract that will expire following the 2016 season. As […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija

According to a report from Jon Heyman, Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs avoided arbitration on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year contract that will pay him $5.345 million for 2014. Samardzija and the Cubs settled just above the midpoint between the $6.2 million salary arbitration figure Samardzija submitted and the $4.4 million figure the Cubs […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Darwin Barney

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and Darwin Barney have settled on a one-year contract for next season. Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal. When the arbitration numbers were filed, Barney submitted a $2.8 figure and the Cubs filed $1.8 million … so the two sides settled […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs and Rooftops Discuss Their Viewpoints on The Score

The Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association were close to an agreement the week leading up to the convention that would have allowed the Cubs to begin the Wrigley Field Restoration Project and kept the matter out of the courts hands. But comments made at the convention did not sit well with the rooftops, a […]