Cubs Sign 35th Round Pick LHP Jordan Minch

The Cubs announced the signing of LHP Jordan Minch, the team’s 35th round pick in last month’s draft, prior to Friday’s deadline. According to reports, Minch signed a $110,000 bonus. The additional $10,000 counts against the Cubs bonus pool for the 2014 draft. Plus, the Cubs agreed to pay for the completion of his undergraduate degree. […]

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Javier Baez Makes First Start at Second Base for Iowa

After more than two years of asking when Javier Baez would play a position other than shortstop, the Cubs moved Baez across the bag to second base for Thursday night’s game in Round Rock. Baez saw a little time at second base in Spring Training and had been working out at second prior to games, […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Jason McLeod to a Two-Year Contract Extension

According to a report from Scott Miller, the Cubs have extended the contract of Jason McLeod. Miller reported Wednesday afternoon that the Cubs and McLeod have added two years on to his contract. McLeod, along with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed five-year deals with the Cubs in the Fall of 2011 that expire at […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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Jason McLeod Withdraws Name from Padres GM Job

Jason McLeod was on the list of candidates to interview for the Padres’ General Manager opening, and according to a report Saturday from Bruce Levine, McLeod was set to interview for the position this week. Jason McLeod has removed his name from consideration, citing his desire to stay with the Cubs as the reason. McLeod […]

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The Daily CCO: Beeler Impressive for Cubs in First Big League Start

Dallas Beeler was a bright spot on a not-so-good Saturday for the Cubs on a long day at the old ballyard. Even Rick Renteria admitted following Saturday’s second game it “was totally not our day.” While the offense managed a total of two runs on nine hits in 18 innings, the Cubs received a very […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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The Daily CCO: The Outstanding Arrieta and Other Cubs News

Jake Arrieta was pretty good once again Tuesday. Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up a leadoff single to Billy Hamilton. Arrieta gave up two runs on three hits in the seventh after shutting down a Reds offense that was clicking on all cylinders, and then some, since Joey Votto […]

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The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Bounced Back and Jason McLeod Entered the Rumor Mill

After beating the Pirates Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to the Mighty Pirates. But (pardon the pun) Jason Hammel had a good outing in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs. After two subpar starts against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Miami, Jason Hammel completed seven innings for the first time in three starts […]

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Kyle Schwarber Hit a Three-Run Homer on Opening Night in Boise

Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first round pick in last weekend’s draft, made quite the impression in his professional debut Friday night. Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. Boise beat Tri-City on Opening Night 4-2. Kyle Schwarber hit third for Boise and […]

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