An Optimistic Arrieta, PFPs and News from Day Two of Cubs Camp

The Chicago Cubs held their first official workout of the spring Friday at Cubs Park. Several pitchers not only completed bullpen sessions but there was pitchers fielding practice, always one of the first signs that Spring Training is actually underway. There is apparently no shortage of cameras at the Cubs new facility, at least according […]

It’s Almost Time for Cubs Pitchers and Catchers to Report to Spring Training

Weekend Update With the Cubs avoiding arbitration with Jeff Samardzija on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay him $5.345 million and Darwin Barney last Thursday on a $2.3 million contract, the Cubs have all of the players currently on the 40-man roster under contract for the upcoming season and can focus on […]

The Starting Pitcher Picture Remains Fuzzy for the Cubs

Several teams, including the Cubs, are looking to sign a starting pitcher or two before Spring Training begins. The Cubs could be waiting for the free agent market to play out a little to see who is left that would fit their needs. Jed Hoyer said they are looking for “innings” and the Cubs have […]

Cubs Pitching Search Continues

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are looking to add at least one veteran starting pitcher to the mix before Spring Training begins. And the Cubs and Blue Jays could be talking again about a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Florida for Spring Training. While the Cubs will not be signing Ervin Santana or […]

Cubs Exploring Pitching Options and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs took care of a little business on Friday when the team avoided arbitration with Travis Wood and agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.9 million with the lefty All-Star. The Cubs have avoided arbitration with seven of the 10 arbitration eligible players for the upcoming season. The Cubs exchanged numbers with Jeff Samardzija, […]

Cubs Invite 24 Players to Spring Training Including Baez, Bryant and Almora

The Cubs released the list of players that will be in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Among the 24 players that will join the 40 players on the Cubs’ Major League roster includes Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch. The Cubs also invited relievers RHP Brian Schlitter, […]

Kris Bryant Slated for Double-A Tennessee and Cubs News from the Farm

Many of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system worked out at Northwestern on Wednesday in front of the Cubs’ front office and with Rick Renteria and his coaching staff. The mini-camp is part of the Rookie Development Program that Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Mike Olt, Rubi Silva, Arismendy Alcantara, Armando […]

Eight Cubs Make Scout.com’s List of the Top 100 Prospects

Kiley McDaniel, National Baseball Analyst for Scout.com, released his ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game. McDaniel is very high on Albert Almora and thinks he is the top prospect in the Cubs’ system McDaniel ranked Albert Almora as the eighth best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant (10), Javier Baez (13), C.J. […]

A-Lot for the Cubs in the Week A-Head

The conversation throughout the game quickly shifted when the 162-game suspension for Alex Rodriguez was announced Saturday. Rodriguez is banned for the entire 2014 season and post-season but is planning to report to Spring Training with the Yankees. Rodriguez is going to fight the arbitrator’s decision and seek an injunction in Federal Court in the […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2014

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Wednesday. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped Sickels’ ranking of the best players in what he labeled a “dramatically improved system.” The Cubs’ front office has made improvements to the organization in a short amount of time. The Cubs have a […]