From the Wire … Cubs Claim Daniel Bard Off Waivers from Boston, DFA Cole Gillespie

The Cubs made another roster move just prior to Wednesday’s finale with Miami and claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from the Red Sox. To make room on the 40-man roster, Cole Gillespie was designated for assignment. Gillespie was in Wednesday’s starting lineup. The Cubs’ front office is obviously very familiar with Daniel Bard. Theo […]

Cubs Promote the Future and Other News and Notes

While the big league team spent Monday trying to figure out a way to put runs on the board, the front office promoted two of the biggest bats in the system and another one hit his 29th longball of the season. The Cubs promoted Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach to High-A Daytona on Monday. Both […]

Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Are Upon Us

As the season trudges on, and thoughts of 2014 fill my head, it is hard to describe the current installment of the Chicago Cubs.  The names, faces, trades and waiver moves come together to make one random story of a season.  With less than two months to play, it is hard to imagine the Cubs […]

Cubs to Discuss Possible Position Change for Javier Baez

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs are going to discuss this off-season where Javier Baez is going to play in the field moving forward. The Cubs have publicly stated that Starlin Castro is their shortstop and that Javier Baez would remain at short until he gets closer to the big leagues and […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

Cubs Reportedly Making Progress with Two Teams on a Deal for Garza

The focus was on Matt Garza when he took the mound on Saturday night for what was likely his final start in a Cubs’ uniform at Wrigley Field. The Garza rumors swirled all day and continued throughout the game as Garza put together another excellent outing. Garza held the high-powered Cardinals’ offense to two runs […]

Report: Cubs Talking Garza with the Padres

According to a report from Peter Gammons, the Cubs and Padres have discussed a deal that would send Matt Garza to San Diego for a package of prospects, including outfielder Reymond Fuentes. The Cubs could be looking to maximize Graza’s value by trading him well before the July 31 deadline. If the Cubs trade Garza […]

Cubs Ink 4th Round Draft Pick RHP Tyler Skulina

According to a report from Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Cubs signed Tyler Skulina, the right-hander from Kent State they took in the fourth round of draft. Callis reported Skulina received a signing bonus of $800,000 which is $322,700 over slot. The Cubs fourth round pool amount for 2013 draft was $477,300. Skulina is […]

Kris Bryant Wins 2013 Dick Howser Trophy as Collegiate Player of the Year

Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ first round pick in last week’s draft, was presented with the 2013 Dick Howser Trophy on Saturday. The award is given to the player who best represents courage, character, leadership and performance. Bryant led all of College Baseball in home runs, slugging percentage, walks and runs scored. Kris Bryant was named […]

Draft Update and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are signing the players they selected in last week’s draft and while only one signing has been confirmed by Baseball America, many of the players have already reported to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa … the first stop in their professional career. The Cubs are working on signing Kris Bryant and are hoping […]