Reports: Cubs Focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy

The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher prior to the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and are focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy according to multiple reports. The Cubs and Padres reportedly discussed a deal for Starlin Castro. A.J. Preller is looking for a shortstop and the […]

Cubs Reportedly Discussed Starlin Castro with the Padres

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres. The Cubs have been connected to the Padres’ starting pitchers (James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy) and A.J. Preller is believed to be looking for a shortstop. Morosi added that due to the […]

Cubs Could Reportedly Take Up to the Deadline to Add a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs are expected to be active before the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and have been linked by the mainstream media to just about every player that is known to be available. The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat. Reports have suggested the […]

Cole Hamels Update: Dodgers and Rangers Reportedly Pulled Ahead of the Pack

According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Dodgers and Rangers have emerged as “the likely favorites to trade for Cole Hamels.” And the Rangers are bracing to finish second to the Dodgers for Hamels according to T.R. Sullivan. The Cubs are one of four other teams still discussing Hamels with the Phillies. But the […]

Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]

Possible Pitching Options for the Cubs

The Cubs are expected to acquire a starting pitcher or two before the deadline. Mainly because the team does not have a fifth starter it feels comfortable with going forward. Injuries and poor performances have taken its toll on the depth the front office thought the Cubs had when pitchers and catchers reported back in […]

Rambling Near the Beginning of a Much-Needed Break

Even though the Cubs experienced a rough go last evening, they have won seven of the last ten, and enter the weekend series against the Mets with a chance to end the first half on a rare, but welcomed, positive note. Then again, they could get swept. Either way, the second half of this season […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/06/12

Winter League Wrap-up This year’s Winter Leagues saw an increase in the number of players from the organization, but an overall decrease in participation. While 33 players that were affiliated with the Cubs’ system for all or part of the off-season were part of winter baseball, 19 ended up playing less than ten games with […]

Cespedes Establishes Residency in the Dominican … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs off-season has been very quiet of late but that could be changing soon. The Cubs are expected to announce the non-roster invitees to Spring Training this week. The Cubs have signed several minor league free agents but have not officially announced a majority of those contracts that include non-roster invitations to big league […]

Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Behind the Scenes with Theo Epstein

Day two of the 2012 Cubs Convention focused on the new regime and their plan for now and in the future. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod delivered a consistent message throughout the day … while Dale Sveum and his coaching staff preached accountability and playing the game hard and the right way on […]