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 […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Sections of the Cubs Contract with the Rooftops

David Kaplan obtained a copy of the contract between the Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association and published sections of the contract in two different reports. The Cubs have used the right words when referring to their plans for the 100-year old ballpark. The Cubs are expanding Wrigley Field in the fact the team is […]

Cubs Sign RHP James McDonald to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs signed RHP James McDonald to a minor league contract. McDonald will receive a non-roster invite to Spring Training once he passes a physical and the deal becomes official. James McDonald has been with the Pirates since 2010 when Pittsburgh acquired him from the Dodgers for Octavio […]

From the Wire: Cubs Reportedly Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with RHP Jason Hammel

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent RHP Jason Hammel. Jon Heyman and Jeff Passan reported the deal includes a $6 million base with $1 million incentives package. Ken Rosenthal indicated the deal is pending a physical and is not official.

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Justin Ruggiano

According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs avoided arbitration with outfielder Justin Ruggiano. The Cubs and Ruggiano settled on a one-year contract for $2 million. Ruggiano filed an arbitration figure of $2.45 million and the Cubs submitted a $1.6 million number for the upcoming season. With Ruggiano under contract, the Cubs have avoided […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Apply for Permit, Rooftops Tell Lawyers to Proceed Accordingly

According to multiple reports, the Cubs applied for a building permit to begin construction on the 650-square foot see-through sign in right field late last Friday. The application was submitted online after talks between the team and the rooftop club owners stalled last Wednesday. Cubs’ spokesman, Julian Green said Monday, “We were hopeful we could […]

Expanded Replay Coming to Major League Baseball

MLB and the owners approved an extended replay system prior to the start of the convention. Due to the convention and the week that followed, this is the first opportunity there has been to post this information. The 30 MLB teams unanimously approved the expansion of instant replay on Jan. 16 at the Owners Meetings […]

Alternate Road Jersey and Throwbacks on Tap for the Cubs During the 2014 Season

The Cubs will wear an alternate road jersey during the upcoming season as well as throwback jerseys from 10 different decades as part of the team’s year-long celebration of Wrigley Field. The Cubs are recognizing Wrigley Field turning 100 years old this season. The current team will celebrate 10 different decades over 10 different homestands […]

Cubs Invite 24 Players to Spring Training Including Baez, Bryant and Almora

The Cubs released the list of players that will be in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Among the 24 players that will join the 40 players on the Cubs’ Major League roster includes Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch. The Cubs also invited relievers RHP Brian Schlitter, […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Travis Wood

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Travis Wood have avoided arbitration. Wood agreed to a one-year contract for the upcoming season worth $3.9 million. The two sides were not able to agree to a deal prior to last Friday’s deadline to file salary arbitration numbers. Wood filed at $4.25 million and the Cubs submitted […]