Cubs Move One Step Closer to Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Fitch Park until next Sunday but the Cubs loaded the equipment truck on Friday destined for Mesa. The Cubs announced six players from the system will join the big league team in camp this spring. Javier Baez will spend his spring with the Major League team but […]

An Even Flow of Cubs Information

The Cubs kick off their 2013 Cactus League schedule in exactly one month, February 23 against an Angels’ split squad in Tempe, and pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park in 18 days … baseball is just around the corner. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer still have work to do with their roster. The […]

The Theo Epstein Compensation Issue Might Not Be Over

The Boston Herald reported Thursday night that the Red Sox are “puzzled by the timing of the injury and subsequent surgery on the right elbow of reliever Chris Carpenter” the main piece Boston received as compensation for letting Theo Epstein out of the final year of his contract. According to the Herald’s sources, the Red […]

From the Wire … Cubs Receive Jair Bogaerts from Red Sox to Complete Compensation Deal for Theo Epstein

According to multiple reports, the Theo Epstein compensation issue is finally complete. The Cubs acquired 19-year old first base prospect Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal with Boston. The Red Sox have already received right-handed pitchers Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz from the Cubs as their part of the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Send Aaron Kurcz as PTBNL to Red Sox in Theo Epstein Compensation

According to multiple reports, one-half of the PTBNL exchange between the Cubs and Red Sox for Theo Epstein has been completed. The Cubs sent 21-year old right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz to the Red Sox as the player to be named later. The player the Cubs will receive in return from Boston has not been announced.

Laying Down the Bunts … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

It is position player reporting day in Cubs Camp … A majority of the players have already reported to Fitch Park but after Thursday Dale Sveum will have his full Spring Training roster in camp. There are only four position players that have not reported … Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt and Jae-Hoon Ha. […]

Moving the Focus to the Field … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

While pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in during the third day of Cubs Camp, the compensation for Theo Epstein was announced. Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later were sent to Boston for Theo Epstein and a player to be named later … officially the deal was structured as a player […]

From the Wire … Chris Carpenter and a PTBNL Sent to Boston as Compensation for Theo Epstein and a PTBNL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have sent right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein. The Cubs will also receive a player to be named later in the deal. According to reports from the Tribune and Carrie Muskat, the players to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/13/12

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, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a feature entitled … Bubble Players […]

Down to Single Digits … and Other Cubs News and Notes

The countdown to pitchers and catchers officially reporting to Fitch Park has reached the single digits … just nine more days before Cubs Camp begins. While Yoenis Cespedes was receiving a tour of the Marlins’ new stadium, the Cubs released their television schedule for the upcoming season. Opening Day from Wrigley Field against the Nationals […]