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 […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Negotiations Break Down Between Cubs and Rooftops

The first part of the week has not gone the Cubs way. After the news surfaced the Cubs lost out on their off-season target to the Yankees, the Sun-Times reported the talks between the Cubs and the rooftop club owners broke off on Tuesday and the dispute will likely be settled in court. The Cubs […]

Yankees Reportedly Land Masahiro Tanaka with Seven-Year, $155 Million Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have won the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes. Rosenthal reported the Yankees have agreed to terms with Masahiro Tanaka on a seven-year, $155 million contract that includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. If the numbers are accurate, Tanaka has signed the fifth largest contract ever for a starting pitcher […]

Cubs Retain Rights to RHP Chang-Yong Lim and Invite to Spring Training

According to a report from South Korea, the Cubs have retained the rights to RHP Chang-Yong Lim and he will report to Mesa on Feb. 13 to compete for a spot in the Cubs’ pen on a non-roster invite. The Cubs signed Chang-Yong Lim to a two-year minor league contract in December of 2012. The […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Pedro Strop, Exchange Arb Figures with Four Players

Theo Epstein announced prior to the start of the convention the Cubs had avoided arbitration with Pedro Strop and signed him to a one-year contract worth $1.325 million. The Cubs acquired Pedro Strop along with Jake Arrieta from the Orioles for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger last July. Pedro Strop was very good with the Cubs […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Nate Schierholtz and James Russell

According to a report from Jerry Crasnick, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Nate Schierholtz and have signed the outfielder to a one-year contract worth $5 million. The Cubs and Schierholtz agreed to the one-year contract that was expected for the final season he will be under team control. The report did not indicate if an […]