Travis Wood is an All-Star and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Travis Wood was named to his first All Star squad on Saturday and will be the Cubs’ lone representative in the upcoming Mid-Summer Classic. Wood has been one of the bright spots for the big league team this season. Wood is 5-6 in 17 starts with a 2.69 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Wood has […]

Boise Hawks Release Preliminary 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Boise Hawks released their preliminary 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday. The Hawks open their short-season on Friday in Eugene against the Emeralds, the Padres short-season affiliate. The Hawks kickoff their home schedule on June 17 against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Gary Van Tol, in his first year as the Hawks’ manager, will call the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/12/12

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short-Season A-Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three-part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With a Dominican Summer League team making the playoffs in 2011, a 2011 rookie team narrowly missing the playoffs, and the most celebrated draft class for […]

A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Are the Cubs Close to Signing Jorge Soler? … and Other News and Notes

Happy Valentine’s Day … The long off-season is just about over. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park in just four days. One of the Cubs’ off-season targets was taken off the board Monday when Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland A’s. Cespedes is expected to be […]

Cespedes Update, New Numbers, Fitch Park … and Other Cubs News and Notes

10 days until pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park … The Cubs loaded the equipment truck Tuesday that is bound for Mesa. Several players are already at Fitch Park preparing for the start of Spring Training and the new arrivals include Matt Garza, David DeJesus, Dave Sappelt, Jeff Samardzija, Josh Vitters and Darwin […]

Epstein Talks Garza, Wood and All Things Cubs

There was not a shortage of news on the first day of the Cubs Caravan. As the team moves closer to the annual convention this weekend, Theo Epstein addressed several of the hot topics surrounding his team … including the Matt Garza rumors and Kerry Wood. The Cubs also announced a move to clear a […]

Two Minor Signings, A Front Office Hiring … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Three announcements came out of the offices of 1060 West Addison on the final Friday of Twenty-Eleven … and more rumors on what the Cubs next move, or moves, might be. According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed two Cuban prospects … but not the ones that have been in the headlines […]