Change Has Been Good for the Chicago Cubs

There was one thing that stood out when Friday’s updated starting lineup was released, a lot has changed for the Cubs since Opening Day in Pittsburgh. One hundred and forty games later, not a single player that took the field against the Pirates on the last day of March was in the starting lineup for […]

Cubs Place Arrieta and Fujikawa on 15-Day DL, McDonald on 60-Day DL

The Cubs made the procedural moves Sunday in order to finalize the Opening Day roster and the first 40-man roster of the season. Jake Arrieta was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 21 with right shoulder tightness. Instead of starting Kyuji Fujikawa on the 60-day DL to start the season, Fujikawa was placed […]

Cubs Set Opening Day Roster

Baring a trade or an addition from outside of the organization, the front office and coaching staff has finalized the Cubs first roster of the 2014 season. With the addition of Brian Schlitter on Saturday, the Cubs finalized the seven-man bullpen. Jose Veras will close out games with Pedro Strop beginning the season as the eighth […]

Olt and Kalish In, Cubs to Make Pitching Decisions Over the Weekend

With the roster moves and announcements the Cubs made on Thursday, the Opening Day roster is almost set. Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish made the Cubs roster and will be with the team in Pittsburgh on Monday. Olt and Kalish reported to camp healthy and ready to compete for a job with the big league […]

The Roster, The Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

Officially, the Cubs have 34 players on their Spring Training roster, but only 31 of those players are healthy and one has not played in a big league game since March 2. The deadline to unconditionally release players with non-guaranteed contracts and pay only a quarter of their salary is Wednesday at 1:00pm CDT. So, […]

What a Difference a Year Makes…Cubs Opening Day Roster Set

Jim Hendry began the off-season saying he would not make many changes to the Cubs roster, six months later his team has a much-different look. Gone are the likes of Jim Edmonds, Henry Blanco, Bobby Howry, Ronny Cedeno, Kerry Wood, Jason Marquis and Mark DeRosa. In their place are quality players such as Aaron Miles, […]

Observations After Six Games

The start of the 2008 campaign for the Chicago Cubs did not go exactly as many as hoped, including Lou Piniella. But after losing 2 of 3 to the Brewers, the Cubs won their first series of the young season on Sunday and have won 3 of the last 4. Some players have met expectations, […]