LHP Andrew McKirahan Suspended 80 Games after Testing Positive for PEDs

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, Major League Baseball suspended LHP Andrew McKirahan for 80 games after testing positive for PEDs. Rosenthal did not indicate which drug McKirahan tested positive. Atlanta Braves’ beat writers David O’Brien and Mark Bowman have confirmed the suspension since Rosenthal’s original report. And Bowman reported McKirahan apologized to teammates […]

The Daily CCO: Two Announcements and Two More Exhibition Games on Tap for the Cubs

Countdown to Opening Night: 2 days The Cubs still have business to take care of before the team makes its way from Arizona to Chicago to open the 2015 season on Sunday night against the Cardinals. The Cubs have two exhibition games with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Edwin Jackson starts Friday night, Travis Wood […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Say Acquiring Tommy La Stella is Not a Precursor to Another Trade

The Cubs announced a rather surprising trade Sunday afternoon. The Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella from the Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino. The Cubs also sent three International bonus slots to the Braves. Slot No. 2 ($458,000), slot No. 3 ($309,300) and slot No. 4 (206,700). The Cubs received the Braves No. 4 slot […]

From the Wire: Cubs Acquire INF Tommy La Stella from Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino

The Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella and an International signing bonus slot (No. 4) from the Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino and three International signing bonus slots (Nos. 2 – 4). La Stella made his big league debut for the Braves last season and played only second base for Fredi Gonzalez. The 25-year old […]

Baseball Prospectus: 2015 Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its ranking of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs system. And Kris Bryant is not the best prospect in the organization. According to Baseball Prospectus, Addison Russell belongs in the No. 1 spot of the best system in the game. Baseball Prospectus really likes Addison Russell and said a case could […]

Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

Is Yankees’ Closer David Robertson on the Cubs radar?

The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the roster this winter. And it was believed the front office was focused on a southpaw to join Wesley Wright in order to give new manager Joe Maddon a pair of lefties in his bullpen. At the end of the season it was suggested […]

Theo Epstein: Cubs Stands for Excellence, Winning and Playing the Game the Right Way to Players in the System

Day one of Cubs On Deck 2015 took place Friday at The Oriental Theatre in Downtown Chicago. The second annual event is put on by the team for the season ticket holders. With a theme of “Building to Win,” the Cubs believe the organization is on “The Greatest Journey in Sports,” a journey that began […]

Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

Cubs Month In Review – September

In the final month of the season, Cubs fans learned a lot about their team and got a glimpse of what they might see next season. The Cubs played a lot of teams in the thick of the playoff race and held their own, finishing with a 12-13 record without much help from Starlin Castro […]