Day Two of Camp ‘Q’ … Silva Staked His Claim and Other Cubs Notes

The second day of camp got a little spicy after Carlos Silva staked his claim on one of the final two spots in the rotation. Silva is competing for the fourth and fifth spots in Mike Quade’s rotation with Randy Wells, Braden Looper, Todd Wellemeyer, Casey Coleman, James Russell and Andrew Cashner. According to multiple […]

Cubs News and Notes from Day One of Camp ‘Q’

The biggest news out of the first day of on field workouts was the three-year, $20 million deal signed by Carlos Marmol. The Cubs backloaded the contract that buys Marmol out of his last two years of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency. Marmol received a $1 million signing bonus as a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/14/11

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles. As a preview to Spring Training, our first article is entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble Busters By now, we should […]

The Cubs are Ready to Get to Work

Pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park on Sunday … and the biggest news to come out of Mesa centered on Carlos Marmol. Jim Hendry met with Marmol’s agent, Barry Praver, to further discuss a multi-year contract for Carlos Marmol. A deal is expected to be announced on Monday … a day before Marmol’s arbitration […]

The Cubs Off Season: 130 Days Down, Two to Go

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just two days … Several of the players are already in Mesa preparing for the start of camp. Those that have yet to show up to Fitch Park are in route … and that goes for Jim Hendry and Mike Quade as well. Hendry and Quade are […]

Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

Cubs News and Tidbits … While Waiting for Pitchers and Catchers to Report

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 11 days, the first full squad workout is in just 19 days and Opening Day in the Cactus League is only 25 days away. Baseball is around the corner. The blizzard that hit Chicago on Tuesday did damage to Wrigley Field. Due to the high winds, a […]

Weekend Update … The Week that Was in Cubs News

The last weekend in January and the end of the final month without Cubs’ baseball until at least October … pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just 14 days. It was a busy six days for the team on the North Side of Chicago. From the non-roster invitations to minor league signings the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Ink Looper and Ojeda to Minor League Deals and Announce Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training

According to a report from Cubs.com, the Cubs signed Braden Looper and Augie Ojeda to minor league contracts on Thursday. The Cubs also released the list of the 21 players that will be participating in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Trey McNutt, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Marquez Smith, Jay Jackson and Chris […]

Day One of the Winter Meetings: Tampa or Bust for Bradley?

The first day of the Winter Meetings was filled with more rumors than activity throughout the game … and the Cubs were not exempt from the constant twittering and updates from the Marriott lobby in Indianapolis. Most of the noise around the Cubs centered on Milton Bradley but there were a few new names added […]