Cubs Weekend Headlines: The Convention, Arrieta Exchanged Numbers and Minor Signings

It was a wild, loud weekend at the 31st Annual Cubs Convention. The three days was chock full of information from the Ricketts family, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and his coaching staff and minor league updates. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six players Friday, but were unable to agree to terms with Jake […]

Day Three of 2016 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm with Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison

The 2016 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday morning with the Down on the Farm session hosted by Double-A Tennessee’s play-by-play man Mick Gillispie. Jason McLeod and farm director Jaron Madison were joined by RHP Carl Edwards Jr., LHP Eric Jokisch and 1B Dan Vogelbach. The Cubs still have one of the top 10 farm systems in […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: The Ricketts Family Forum

Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts family forum hosted by Mully and Hanley (670 The Score), featuring Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts. There was a common theme throughout the day in the leadership sessions. Ownership, the front offices and field staff all thanked the fans for their patience with rebuilding […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Exchange Numbers

Before the Sheraton Grand Chicago erupted in cheers, news surfaced the Cubs and Jake Arrieta exchanged salary numbers after not agreeing to terms on a contract for the upcoming season. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six more players prior to Friday’s deadline. And of the nine arbitration eligible players on the 40-man roster, only Jake […]

A Grand Opening to the 2016 Cubs Convention

The 2016 Cubs Convention got underway Friday at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. There was an energy and excitement on the first day of Cubs Convention that has not been there in at least the last 10 winter gatherings. Thousands upon thousands of diehard Cubs fans filled the hotel in Downtown Chicago with one thing and […]

It’s Time for the 2016 Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to the Cubs Convention as the “Unofficial Opening Day” and most call the convention the “Kick Off to Spring Training.” But the bottom line is Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in 35 days (Feb. 19) and baseball is just around the corner. The 2016 Cubs Convention begins Friday at […]

31st Cubs Convention Schedule and List of Attendees

The Cubs released the schedule and a list of attendees for the 31st annual convention, which begins Friday (Jan. 15-17) at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The 2016 Cubs Convention will feature more than 75 guests comprising of the current Cubs roster and coaching staff, alumni, Minor Leaguers, broadcasters and team executives. Cubs Convention’s Opening Ceremony […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Convention Info, Tom Ricketts, Prospect List and Pitching Rumors

It was a rather busy three days as the countdown to the Cubs Convention and pitchers and catchers continued … just five days left before the unofficial start to Spring Training and 40 days until camp begins in Mesa. The Cubs released a list of attendees and sessions for the Convention on Friday. And rumors […]

2016 Cubs Convention Sessions and Attendees

The Cubs released a list of sessions and attendees for the 31st Annual Cubs Convention, which begins next Friday (Jan. 15-17) at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. National League Manager of the Year Joe Maddon, his coaching staff, players from the current Cubs roster, alumni and prospects will attend this year’s convention that includes autograph opportunities, new […]

Cubs Release List of Attendees for 31st Annual Convention

The Cubs released the list of attendees for the 31s Annual Cubs Convention that gets underway next week, Friday, Jan. 15 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The annual convention will feature more than 75 Cubs players, coaches, staff, alumni and prospects. Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and John Lackey are […]