Baseball America Released Updated First-Year Player Draft and International Bonus Pools

Baseball America reported Thursday that Major League Baseball has sent out information to all 30 teams detailing the signing bonus pools for June’s Draft and the 2015-16 International Free Agent signing period. The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the First Year Player Draft and have the 14th highest bonus pool for the draft. The […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]


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Theo Epstein Ranked 16th Best General Manager in Baseball History

Mark Armour and Dan Levitt began the countdown last month of the 25 best general managers in baseball history in advance of the release of their book, In Pursuit of Pennants – Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball. The role of General Manager in baseball was created around 1920. Before that time, owners or managers […]


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Cubs Have Built Catching Depth and News from Down on the Farm

The front office saw a major weakness in the farm system during the 2013 season and spent last year adding catching to the organization. And there is depth at the catching position behind the big league backstops and the well-known names in the organization. While there are questions if Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Mark […]


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Cubs Reportedly Still Pushing Hard for Yoan Moncada, Could Have Private Workout Soon

The buzz around Yoan Moncada is increasing as the 19-year old Cuban infielder continues to wait for his unblocking license from OFAC. He’s already received free agent status from Major League Baseball, but he cannot sign or agree to terms with a team without clearance from the government (OFAC). Yoan Moncada started holding private workouts […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]


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The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]


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Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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A Contract Extension on the Horizon for Theo Epstein?

Before the off-season went in a different direction than any one was expecting, it was believed Tom Ricketts would extend Theo Epstein’s contract at some point this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have two years left on the original five-year contract that was signed in Oct. 2011. There were indications two months ago the […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with OF Chris Denorfia

According to reports from Ken Rosenthal and John Baker, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia. The deal is pending a physical and it is a Major League contract according to Jon Heyman. The Cubs have not announced coming to terms with Chris Denorfia. The amount of […]


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