Cubs Agree to Terms with Mark Zagunis and Other Draft News and Notes

The Cubs have agreed to terms with third round pick, catcher Mark Zagunis, according to reports from Chris Cotillo and Jim Callis. Zagunis will reportedly receive $615,000, slightly under-slot for the Cubs third round pick value of $714,900. The Cubs have not announced the signing. The Cubs view Mark Zagunis as catcher, and while he […]

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Kris Bryant Takes Home Second Straight Southern League Hitter of the Week Award

For the second week in a row, Kris Bryant is the Southern League Hitter of the Week (June 2-8) as he continues to tear up the league. Bryant went 10-for-24 with three doubles, three home runs, six walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base over the seven-day period. Bryant also scored seven runs and drove […]

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Injury Updates, Roster Moves and Other Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jason McLeod spent a lot of time discussing the draft and the minor league system Saturday and Sunday. McLeod provided an update on Jorge Soler, and discussed the struggles Javier Baez and Albert Almora have dealt with this season. Jorge Soler is taking batting practice and facing live pitching at the Cubs’ complex in Mesa. […]

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Cubs Selected C/OF Kyle Schwarber with Fourth Overall Pick in the 2014 Draft

Months of speculation came to an end Thursday night when the Cubs selected catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The top three pitchers were off the board at the time. LHP Brady Aiken went to Houston, Tyler Kolek to the Marlins and the White Sox took Carlos Rodon […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft: Day One

The Rule 4 Draft begins Thursday at 6:00pm CDT and runs through Saturday. As has been the case, the next three days are extremely important for the Chicago Cubs. Rounds one and two take place on day one and the Cubs have the fourth pick in the first round and the 45th overall pick in […]

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Manny Ramirez, Injury Updates on Edwards and Soler and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez continue to make headlines down on the farm, and rightfully so. The top two prospects in the system are producing at the plate, and in Baez’s case, he has shown a lot of improvement after a slow start. There will be a lot of National attention on the Cubs’ system […]

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Kris Bryant Keeps on Hitting and Hitting and Hitting

Kris Bryant is dominating the Southern League at the plate and is pushing the front office for a promotion to Triple-A level without saying a single word. Bryant is not only hitting, but he’s putting up video game numbers. Over his last ten games, Kris Bryant has put together a .484/.610/1.097 slash line with four […]

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Jason McLeod Discussed the Cubs and the Upcoming Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during the Front Office (MLB Network Radio/SiriusXM Radio) on Sunday morning to discuss the upcoming draft. McLeod talked about the draft room, the process the Cubs use to make the decisions on which players to select in the draft, how many players he’s seen, his responsibilities and […]

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Cubs Prospect Jorge Soler Out with Second Hamstring Injury

One of the Cubs’ top prospects has been sidelined again. According to reports from Carrie Muskat and Patrick Mooney, after being examined by team doctors in Chicago, the Cubs have sent Jorge Soler back to Arizona. Tests revealed a right hamstring strain (tear) and not an injury to his left hamstring as earlier reported. It […]

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Rizzo Beats the Shift, Samardzija Looking for a Win and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. Rizzo was on board for Starlin Castro’s two-run homer and scored the Cubs’ third run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Junior Lake. Teams have been using the exaggerated shift on Rizzo, basically leaving the entire […]

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