Arbitration, Non-Roster Invitees and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was back to business for the Chicago Cubs and the rest of baseball on Thursday. The team announced they avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $930,000. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell are the three remaining arbitration eligible players for next season and the deadline […]

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Contracts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed utilityman Brent Lillibridge and outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league contracts that include non-roster invitations to big league camp. Counting Lillibridge and McDonald, the Cubs have signed 16 players to minor league contracts this off-season that will be in big league camp on non-roster invites this spring.

Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Is Not Over

Jed Hoyer said Thursday that the Cubs off-season is not over yet and while the Cubs’ GM did not drop any hints as to what they are working on, it could be a very interesting couple of weeks leading up to the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have to make at least one […]

The Rumor Mill, a Minor Signing and Other Cubs News and Notes

The rumor mill heated up on Thursday as the discussion around the game focused on where the remaining free agents will sign. There are several players on the market tied to draft pick compensation looking for jobs as end of the year draws near … and one of those players was linked to the Cubs […]

Cubs Sign Brad Nelson to Minor League Contract

According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed Brad Nelson to a minor league contract. The 29-year old (December 23, 1982) first baseman, outfielder has spent the last two seasons at the Triple-A level in the Texas organization. Nelson hit .279/.364/.488/.852 with 31 doubles and 24 home runs in 132 games for Round […]

Fujikawa Introduced, a Minor Signing and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs stayed busy on Friday and introduced their new ‘set-up’ man while two more of their off-season targets came off the board. The Cubs agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Kyuji Fujikawa last Saturday and held his introductory press conference in the clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Friday morning. Fujikawa answered all […]