Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects and the Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) Tuesday as part of their look at the farm systems across the league. Outside of the standard questions about Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora, in which McLeod gave a little more detail on each player, he […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Boston’s WEEI

Theo Epstein joined Rob Bradford and Alex Speier during last Thursday’s Hot Stove Show on WEEI. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations talked about the Red Sox latest championship, the challenge of building the Cubs system and when the right time is to sign a player to a long-term extension. Plus, Epstein admitted during the […]

Rambling about the Cubs on the Last Day of January

Hello again, everybody, and I must say that once more … hello again, everybody.  It has been quite some time. To be exact, it has been seven weeks since you have been inundated with my rambling, sometimes incoherent thoughts that may or may not remind you of a distant uncle. There has been so much […]

Catching Up Cubs News and Notes While Waiting on the Tanaka Decision

With the Cubs Convention in the rearview mirror, the countdown to Spring Training has begun. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers officially report to Mesa in 23 days (Feb. 13). Several of the players have already made their way to the Cubs’ new facility to prepare for the start of camp. The City of Mesa is celebrating […]

Day Three of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm

After being entertained for an hour by Bobby Dernier, Tim Stoddard, Steve Trout, Jay Johnstone, Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Matthews, Scott Sanderson and Lee Smith talking about the ’84 season, the 2014 Cubs Convention wrapped up with the Sunday staple … Down on the Farm. Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison, Blake Parker, Justin Grimm, Dave Otto and […]

Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

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 […]

Don’t Count the Cubs Out of the Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes

The Dodgers broke out their checkbook in a big way Wednesday and they may not be done. Clayton Kershaw agreed to a contract extension that will pay the 25-year old southpaw $215 million over the next seven years. And Kershaw can opt out of the contract after five years if he wants to pass on […]

The Daily Tanaka and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Weekend Update It is the final Sunday of the year, 2014 is just around the corner. MLB teams will get back to work this week and it could be rather busy end of the year. The talk and focus around the game continues to be Masahiro Tanaka and where he will end up pitching in […]

Masahiro Tanaka Wants to Pitch in the Major Leagues and Asks to Be Posted

According to multiple reports from Japan, Masahiro Tanaka met with the Rakuten Golden Eagles and told them he would like to pitch in the Major Leagues in 2014. Tanaka has asked his Japanese team to post him and make him available to sign with a MLB team. Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball finalized […]