How the Front Office Built the Cubs 40-Man Roster

FanGraphs posted an interesting report on how each team built their current 40-man roster. August Fagerstrom examined all 30 rosters and broke the player acquisitions into six categories: Amateur Draft, Free Agent, Trade, International, Waivers and Rule 5 Draft. And provided the projected WAR for the categories based on Steamer projections. The Cubs drafted eight […]

The Daily CCO: MLB Network to Air Harry Caray Documentary and Other Cubs News and Rumors

MLB Network is scheduled to air a documentary on the legendary Harry Caray. “Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray” will premier Feb. 2 at 8:00pm CST as part of the latest edition of MLB Network Presents. Lifelong Cubs’ fan William Peterson narrates the special that features Steve Stone, Pat Hughes, Rick Sutcliffe, Bob Costas, […]

Cubs Minor League Options Update

One of the frequently asked questions as Spring Training approaches is how many minor league options does a player have left. As the Cubs roster is currently constructed, there will be competition in the spring for the available spots on the 25-man active roster. An option (optional assignment) allows a club to move a player […]

Cubs Off-Season Scorecard

The Cubs have been incredibly busy this off-season, one of the most active teams in the game. With all of the changes over a two-plus month time span, it seemed like an appropriate time to post a recap of the roster moves the front office has made to this point as well as provide a […]

Resetting the Cubs Off-Season

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, it should be extremely busy throughout the game in the coming days and weeks. There is an unexpected and large number of big names still unsigned and available in free agency, and reports suggest trades could be made throughout baseball once players sign and teams scramble to fill […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs New Clubhouse On Schedule for Opening Day and Other News and Rumors

Merry Christmas! Phase Two of the 1060 Project is well underway at the old ballyard. The biggest deliverable for the team this off-season is the new state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot clubhouse. Official updates from Tom Ricketts and Crane Kenney in the last month have indicated Phase Two of the project to restore, renovate and expand […]

From the Wire: Cubs Sign OF Jason Heyward to Eight-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Tuesday and introduced OF Jason Heyward as the newest member of the Chicago Cubs. Jason Heyward will wear No. 22 and reportedly agreed to terms on an eight-year, $184 million contract that includes opt-outs after the third and fourth year.   According to Jon Heyman, the actual value of Heyward’s […]

John Lackey, Ben Zobrist Contract Details

The Cubs had a week in which many that follow the team will not soon forget. Within seven days, the Cubs signed RHP John Lackey for two years and $32 million, RHP Trevor Cahill for one year and $4.25 million, INF/OF Ben Zobrist for four years and $56 million and OF Jason Heyward agreed to terms on […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes as the Wait Continues

Baseball’s Winter Meetings ended without the Cubs making another trade or free agent signing. Jed Hoyer said Wednesday he did not think the Cubs were close enough on another deal for something to happen before the Meetings wrapped up. The Cubs did not make the Trevor Cahill signing official or announced which player they received […]

From the Wire: Cubs Announce Signing RHP John Lackey to Two-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Tuesday afternoon. RHP John Lackey has signed a two-year contract and was added to the 40-man roster. The Cubs did not disclose the terms of Lackey’s contract. Lackey reportedly agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal that will pay him $12.5 million in 2016 and 2017. Lackey received $7 million […]