Cubs Sign First Round Draft Pick Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs will make it official Wednesday the team has signed first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber and the Cubs have reportedly agreed to a signing bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. With Kyle Schwarber ($3.125 million) and Mark Zagunis ($615,000) signing under-slot deals, the Cubs can use the $1,596,100 on other […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Release RHP Jose Veras

Seven days after designating RHP Jose Veras for assignment, the Cubs cut ties with Veras and released the veteran reliever. Jose Veras signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in the off-season for $4 million in guaranteed money that included a team option for 2015. Veras’ contract called for him to be paid $3.85 million […]

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Cubs Select Pitching and Possibilities on the Third Day of the 2014 Draft

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft wrapped up on Saturday with rounds 11-40. The Cubs used six of their picks in rounds 11-20 on pitching and used a total of 13 picks on pitching during the last day of the draft. The Cubs used 21 of their 40 picks over three days on pitchers while drafting […]

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Pitching, Pitching and More Pitching for the Cubs in the Second Day of the 2014 Draft

The Cubs focused on pitching in the second day of the draft. After taking Mark Zagunis, a catcher from Virginia Tech in the third round, the Cubs used their next seven picks on pitchers. The Cubs selected seven pitchers (four right handers, three left handers) on Friday and have used eight of their first ten […]

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Cubs Selected RHP Jake Stinnett in Second Round of the 2014 Draft

The Cubs selected RHP Jake Stinnett from Maryland, with the first of what should be several pitchers, in the second round (45th overall) of the draft. The College senior was originally a two-way player (third base) and only started pitching full time as a junior. Jake Stinnett is a senior and should sign for less than […]

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Cubs Selected C/OF Kyle Schwarber with Fourth Overall Pick in the 2014 Draft

Months of speculation came to an end Thursday night when the Cubs selected catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The top three pitchers were off the board at the time. LHP Brady Aiken went to Houston, Tyler Kolek to the Marlins and the White Sox took Carlos Rodon […]

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Cubs Announce Radio Partnership with WBBM-AM and CBS Radio

The Cubs made it official during a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. WBBM-AM will be the new radio home of the Chicago Cubs starting with the 2015 season. The news surfaced Tuesday night the Cubs had finalized a seven-year contract with the CBS Radio to be the Cubs flagship station. WBBM-AM 780 […]

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Cubs Reportedly Set to Announce Seven-Year Agreement with WBBM-AM 780

According to multiple reports, the Cubs will announce Thursday a new partnership with CBS Radio that will move Cubs games from WGN-AM 720 to WBBM-AM 780 beginning next season. The Cubs will remain on 720 WGN for the remainder of this season. The Cubs moving from WGN to WBBM will end a relationship that began […]

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From the Wire: Cubs DFA Jose Veras, Place Welington Castillo on 15-Day DL, Call-Up Eli Whiteside

According to multiple reports, the Cubs designed RHP Jose Veras for assignment on Tuesday in order to make room on the 40-man roster for C Eli Whiteside. The Cubs had to add Whiteside to the 40-man roster due to an injury to Welington Castillo. The Cubs placed Welington Castillo on the 15-day DL with a […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Preparing for Legal Action

Crain’s Chicago Business spoke Monday with the lawyer that will represent the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association in its lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs. Charles Tompkins accused Tom Ricketts “of having buyer’s remorse and asserted that’s no good reason for the team to break a long-term revenue-sharing deal” with the rooftops according to the report from Greg […]

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