Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/13/13

All eyes seems to have turn to Daytona at the start of the week as Javier Baez looked to claim his spot as the top prospect in the system with a four home run night. The D-Cubs also showed off their speed by stealing ten straight bases in a doubleheader on Sunday. Kane County went […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/13

From top to bottom, the Cubs’ affiliates experienced an interesting end to the week. Not only did Junior Lake make his Triple-A debut on Thursday but Iowa split their four games thanks to a three-home run game from Ian Stewart. Tennessee went into a tailspin and lost four straight. Daytona was limited to one game […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/13

As the minor league seasons approach the midway point the All-Star squads for the Midwest and Florida State Leagues have been set with several Cubs’ prospects named to their respective rosters. Kane County continues to battle to reach the .500 mark while Daytona rides great pitching from Austin Kirk, Ben Wells, and Frank Del Valle […]

The Draft is Around the Corner … and Other Cubs News and Notes

As Theo Epstein has said, the most important day for the Chicago Cubs is just 48 hours away. The 2013 first year player draft begins on Thursday and the Cubs are in a position where they cannot afford to miss with the second pick in the draft. Most feel the Cubs will take one of […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Dolis on DL, DFA Burnett and Call-Up Parker from Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made three more changes to the bullpen on Saturday. The Cubs placed RHP Rafael Dolis on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 27 with a right forearm strain and selected the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and recalled him from […]

Cubs Bullpen Shuffle Continues and Other News and Notes

The Cubs continued tinkering with the bullpen on Thursday with the addition of Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa. In the last 10 days, the Cubs have moved Carlos Villanueva to the pen, claimed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals, designated Michael Bowden for assignment, placed Shawn Camp on the DL, recalled Rafael Dolis, […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-up Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, Option Burnett to Iowa

The Cubs made three roster moves on Thursday morning. The Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called him up from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, the Cubs optioned RHP Alex Burnett, who they claimed off waivers from Baltimore on […]

Navarro’s Hat Trick – Cubs 9, White Sox 3

Game Fifty-One – Cubs 9, White Sox 3 WP – Scott Feldman (5-4) LP – John Danks (0-1) Save – None The Cubs won their third game in a row on Wednesday afternoon at the old ballyard behind a solid start from Scott Feldman … and a career day from Dioner Navarro. Dioner Navarro (3-for-3 […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Alex Burnett Off Waivers, Place Fujikawa on 15-Day DL

The Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from the Orioles on Monday. Burnett pitched in just two games for the Orioles this season and allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks (20.25 ERA, 4.50 WHIP). Burnett pitched in 67 games for the Twins last season and posted a […]