Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitchers

With the Cubs’ Cactus League opener just around the corner, it is time to breakdown the storylines of the spring. This is the final spring for the Cubs at Fitch Park and HoHoKam Park. The Cubs are scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new spring home, currently called Riverview Park, in November. It will […]

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Day Seven of Cubs Camp: First Full Squad Workout Straight Ahead for the Cubs

As the last few position players made their way to camp on Saturday ahead of the first full squad workout on Sunday, Dale Sveum announced Travis Wood will start the Cubs Cactus League opener against an Angels split squad team in Tempe on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija will start the home opener against the Giants in […]

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Baez Among Six Additions to Cubs Spring Training NRI List

The Cubs announced Friday six players from the organization received non-roster invitations to Spring Training … and among the six was top prospect, Javier Baez. Javier Baez, Casey Coleman, Barret Loux, Nick Struck, Michael Brenly and Rafael Lopez will join 16 other players in Cubs camp this spring on non-roster invitations. As the Spring Training […]

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Arbitration, Non-Roster Invitees and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was back to business for the Chicago Cubs and the rest of baseball on Thursday. The team announced they avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $930,000. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell are the three remaining arbitration eligible players for next season and the deadline […]

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Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Contracts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed utilityman Brent Lillibridge and outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league contracts that include non-roster invitations to big league camp. Counting Lillibridge and McDonald, the Cubs have signed 16 players to minor league contracts this off-season that will be in big league camp on non-roster invites this spring.

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Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Is Not Over

Jed Hoyer said Thursday that the Cubs off-season is not over yet and while the Cubs’ GM did not drop any hints as to what they are working on, it could be a very interesting couple of weeks leading up to the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have to make at least one […]

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The Rumor Mill, a Minor Signing and Other Cubs News and Notes

The rumor mill heated up on Thursday as the discussion around the game focused on where the remaining free agents will sign. There are several players on the market tied to draft pick compensation looking for jobs as end of the year draws near … and one of those players was linked to the Cubs […]

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Weekend Update … The Week That Was and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was a busy week for the Chicago Cubs as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer continued working on the big league roster as well as making additions to minor league system. The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms with two pitchers that will add depth to the big league staff. The deals for Edwin Jackson and […]

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Cubs Sign Brad Nelson to Minor League Contract

According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed Brad Nelson to a minor league contract. The 29-year old (December 23, 1982) first baseman, outfielder has spent the last two seasons at the Triple-A level in the Texas organization. Nelson hit .279/.364/.488/.852 with 31 doubles and 24 home runs in 132 games for Round […]

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Cubs Sign RHP Cory Wade to Minor League Contract

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the Cubs signed right-handed reliever Cory Wade to a minor league contract that includes a non-roster invite to Spring Training on December 13. The 29-year old righty spent the last two seasons with the Yankees and was 1-1 record last year with a 6.46 ERA and a 1.39 […]

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