Weekend Update: Cubs Still Have Work to Do Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

It’s the last Sunday in January, there are 14 days left before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park and the Cubs still have at least one more roster move to make … plus announce the rest of the players that will be in big league camp on NRIs this spring. The Cubs finally announced […]

The Cubs and Stats Sunday

Several of the traditional baseball stats can no longer tell the entire story about a player’s production … and that was the theme for Stats Sunday with Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies and Bob Vorwald. Len Kasper introduced Stats Sunday to the Cubs’ broadcasts last season and brought non-traditional statistics to Cubs’ broadcasts. Baseball is a […]

Day Three of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Down on the Farm

The Cubs minor league system was front and center on Sunday morning at the Cubs Convention with the ever-popular “Down on the Farm” session. VineLine once again hosted the hour-long Q & A that featured Jason McLeod, Brandon Hyde, Joe Bohringer, Josh Vitters and Chris Rusin. Brandon Hyde replaced Oneri Fleita as the Cubs Director […]

Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Wrigley Field Restoration

The most anticipated session of the weekend focused on the restoration plans for Wrigley Field … and the Cubs did not disappoint. The five year project, that will take place during the off-season, will cost around $300 million and the Ricketts family is prepared to fund the restoration project. The Cubs are still looking for […]

Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff

Dale Sveum and his coaching staff were next up on Saturday. Sveum was joined by Jamie Quirk, James Rowson, Dave McKay, Lester Strode and newcomers, third base coach David Bell and assistant hitting coach Rob Deer. Chris Bosio was not able to attend and left the convention early. Bosio is recovering from knee replacement surgery. […]

Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … From Draft Day to the Big Leagues

The third session on Saturday’s agenda was ‘From Draft Day to the Big Leagues’ and it featured four prospects from the system that were in town during the week for the Cubs’ rookie program. Matt Szczur was joined by three pitchers that have a chance to make it to the big leagues in the near […]

Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Meet the Cubs Baseball Management

The second session on Saturday was ‘Meet the Cubs Baseball Management’ featuring Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Dale Sveum and assistant general managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. The session was chalked full of information, including the latest on the signing of Carlos Villanueva. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were once again very transparent with their […]

Day One of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Familiar Faces in a New Place

The 28th Annual Cubs Convention began Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and day one of the convention went the same as many before. Cubs fans filled the hotel with the same enthusiasm as in year’s past as they attempted to familiarize themselves with the new surroundings. There was plenty of optimism about […]

Rambling as the Cubs Convention Begins

Welcome to the opening of baseball season!  The Cubs Convention (#CubsCon) begins today.  And it also marks the beginning of seventh year I have been writing for the best Cubs fan site on the information super highway. I say this every year at this time, but if you have never been to CubsCon before, and […]

2013 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The 28th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off on Friday afternoon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The full list of attendees was released earlier this week and the schedule was released on Thursday night. The convention kicks off on Friday afternoon with the Opening Ceremonies, which are expected to larger this time around than […]