The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Extension Update and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs won one and lost one on the first of back-to-back split squad days. And while half the roster picked up a win in Las Vegas, the other half struggled in Mesa and Tsuyoshi Wada left the game with an injury in the first inning. The Cubs play two more games Saturday before squaring […]

Cubs Minor League Roster Moves

With Opening Day for the minor league teams on Thursday, the Cubs have just about finalized the Opening Day rosters for the top four teams in the system … Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies, Daytona Cubs, and Kane County Cougars. And with setting the rosters, several players throughout the organization have been released. Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle […]

Hayden Simpson and Dontrelle Willis Among Minor Leaguers Released by the Cubs

As Opening Day approaches for minor league baseball, the Cubs have released several players from the system, including 2010 first round pick Hayden Simpson. According to reports, the Cubs released Simpson, along with C Michael Brenly, RHP Brett Wallach, knuckleballer Joe Zeller, LHP Casey Harman and LHP Dontrelle Willis. The Cubs released RHP Ryan Hartman […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 03/02/13

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (4-3) vs. Giants (SS) (2-2) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Carlos Villanueva (0-0, 27.00/4.50) vs. Tim Lincecum (0-0, 20.25/3.00) The Cubs make the short trip from Mesa to Scottsdale this afternoon to take on the Giants. Jeff […]

Arodys Vizcaino to Stay Back in Extended Spring Training and Other Cubs News Bits

As expected, Arodys Vizcaino will not begin the season on an active roster. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have told Arodys Vizcaino that he will be held back in Mesa for Extended Spring Training when camp breaks at the end of March. Vizcaino is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and is […]

Too Many Walks, Dontrelle Willis and a Spring Loss – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Dontrelle Willis (0-1) Save – Blake Johnson (1) The Cubs dropped their first game of the spring on a beautiful afternoon in Glendale to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs jumped on Chad Billingsley in the first inning and […]

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 […]

Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Is Not Over

Jed Hoyer said Thursday that the Cubs off-season is not over yet and while the Cubs’ GM did not drop any hints as to what they are working on, it could be a very interesting couple of weeks leading up to the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have to make at least one […]

Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to a Minor League Deal

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs signed veteran lefty Dontrelle Willis to a minor league contract. The deal does not include a non-roster invite to big league camp, this is strictly a minor league contract. Dontrelle Willis turns 31 on January 12 and was originally selected by the Cubs in the eighth […]