Day Eleven of Cubs Camp: Rainy Days and Spring Training

The Cubs received a little breathier on Wednesday when rain and bad weather in the Phoenix area shortened practice. Wednesday was the big league team’s last full day of Spring Training at Fitch Park. The Cubs moved down the street to HoHoKam Park to prepare for the start of the Cactus League schedule. The organization […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day Two of Cubs Camp: Spring Training is Officially Underway

Before getting into the updates from Mesa, the Michael Bourn to the Cubs rumors will finally cease to exist. Bourn agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians on Monday night that includes a vesting option for a fifth year that could max the deal out at five years and $60 million. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.