Cubs Baseball Returns and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball received a jolt on Wednesday when Derek Jeter announced on his Facebook page he would be retiring at the end of the 2014 season. ‘The Captain’ has decided to hang ‘em up. The Cubs play the Yankees twice this season. Rick Renteria’s team travels to the Bronx in April (April 15-April 16) for two […]

From the Wire: Reds Claim RHP Brett Marshall and Twins Claim LHP Brooks Raley Off Waivers from Cubs

The Cubs made two roster moves on Wednesday, and both were expected but not at the same time. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Cubs placed RHP Brett Marshall on waivers and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for Marshall on their roster, the Reds designated […]

Cubs Pitching Search Continues

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are looking to add at least one veteran starting pitcher to the mix before Spring Training begins. And the Cubs and Blue Jays could be talking again about a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Florida for Spring Training. While the Cubs will not be signing Ervin Santana or […]

The Cubs Have Work To Do and Other News and Notes

Wednesday will not go down as a banner day in the history of the Chicago Cubs. While many felt the Yankees would end up with Masahiro Tanaka when the process began, there was a feeling of disappointment among the faithful that the Cubs were not able to keep him from signing with the Evil Empire. […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2014

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Wednesday. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped Sickels’ ranking of the best players in what he labeled a “dramatically improved system.” The Cubs’ front office has made improvements to the organization in a short amount of time. The Cubs have a […]

The Calm Before and Other Cubs News and Notes

The first Friday of the New Year is in the books and teams continue to work on their rosters with Spring Training just around the corner. And what ended up being a quiet week should change in the coming days. The Hall of Fame debate continued and with the announcement only four days away (Jan. […]

The Daily Tanaka and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Weekend Update It is the final Sunday of the year, 2014 is just around the corner. MLB teams will get back to work this week and it could be rather busy end of the year. The talk and focus around the game continues to be Masahiro Tanaka and where he will end up pitching in […]

Roster Moves, Rizzo on the Radio and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs off-season roster shuffle continued on Monday when the front office basically swapped a young right-handed pitcher with upside for another young right-handed pitcher with upside. The Cubs claimed RHP Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees. Marshall was designated for assignment on Dec. 19 to make room on the 40-man roster […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Brett Marshall Off Waivers, Orioles Claim RHP Liam Hendriks

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed RHP Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees on Monday. The Cubs also lost a pitcher when Baltimore claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Cubs. With the two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster technically stands at 39 players until the team announces the […]