Mike Olt Completes First Live BP Session and News from Day Eight of Cubs Camp

With a week before the first Cactus League game of the spring, the Cubs got their work in at Cubs Park on Thursday. Live batting practice continued with pitchers such as Edwin Jackson, Neil Ramirez, Jason Hammel, Wesley Wright, Jonathan Sanchez, Dallas Beeler, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch, Blake Parker and Carlos Pimentel taking the hill. […]

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 […]

Samardzija Wants to Win with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija spoke with Patrick Mooney prior to the holidays about his status and his desire to stay with the Cubs. Samardzija did not pull any punches and indicated then he is hopeful something could be worked out with the Cubs to keep him in Chicago. Samardzija pointed out his talks with the Cubs are […]

Review of Cubs International Signings from 2012

Baseball America published their review of the international signings the Cubs made last year. Ben Badler said the Cubs had an eventful year internationally, led by their big-ticket signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. The Cubs made several international signings that included RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua, shortstop Frandy De La Rosa, shortstop Danny Gutierrez, RHP […]

From the Wire … Cubs Sign Juan Carlos Paniagua

According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed right-handed pitcher Juan Carlos Paniagua for $1.5 million. The signing of the 22-year old Dominican right-hander will count against the Cubs’ international free agent pool of $2.9 million for the 2012-2013 signing period once the deal becomes official. The Cubs’ signed 16-year old Dominican shortstop […]

From the Wire … Cubs Sign International Prospect Frandy De La Rosa

According to reports from Baseball America and MLB.com, the Cubs have signed 16-year old Dominican switch-hitting shortstop Frandy De La Rosa for $700,000.