Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America’s 2014 Prospect Handbook arrived Wednesday with the Twins’ Miguel Sano on the cover and more positive news about the Cubs’ farm system. Like Baseball Prospectus (No. 2) and Keith Law (No. 4), Baseball America ranked the Cubs’ organization in the top five in baseball. The Cubs system came in at No. 4 in […]

A Super Big Day and Other Cubs News and Notes

Weekend Update It’s a Super day in sports on the first Sunday in February with some big Bowl game taking place in New Jersey that includes teams from Denver and Seattle. And once the game ends, baseball season unofficially starts as teams will open Spring Training camps during the upcoming week. This is the last […]

Freeform Friday

The last Friday without baseball for the next 8 months…. The Cubs single game tickets go on sale at 10:00am C.T. this morning. So while you are in the virtual waiting room today open another browser and spend your time on the CCO debating the latest from Day 8 of Camp Lou. Lou Piniella announced […]

Another Day Closer?

The reports out of Baltimore concerning the future of Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts seemingly change by the minute. Several news sources stated on Wednesday morning the Orioles and Mariners were once again talking about sending Bedard to Seattle and the deal was close to being completed. Then reports began to surface that Andy MacPhail […]

Insert Cliche Here

Only one day until the Cubs Convention…. Jim Hendry made news on Wednesday with the signing of Jon Lieber and at the same time increased the speculation on what else he may or may not have up his sleeve. Most reported the Cubs signing of Lieber as “you can never have enough pitching” and thought […]

Weekend Update – 01/05/08

The first weekend update of the New Year…. The Hot Stove picked up a little steam toward the end of the week, there was not much movement, just more rumors and speculation. But at least the talk is heating back up again. The Cubs did announce another change to their front office and the official […]