No Mystery about Bryant and Almora Being All-Stars and Other Cubs Notes

According to reports from Jesse Rogers, both Kris Bryant and Albert Almora will participate in the Arizona Fall League All-Star game. The AFL All-Star game is scheduled for November 2 and the MLB Network will televise the game from Surprise Stadium. Kris Bryant is leading the AFL in both home runs and RBI. After nine […]

Cubs Bid on Yu Darvish … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Chicago Cubs continue making headlines … from bidding on Yu Darvish to buying the McDonald’s property across the street from Wrigley to Prince Fielder and Coco Crisp, there doesn’t seem to be a dull moment this off-season. The last few weeks of the calendar year could be very interesting as the new front office […]

Cubs Tender Contracts to Six of Seven Arbitration Eligible Players … Koyie Hill Lone Non-Tender

According to multiple reports, the Cubs tendered contracts to six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Monday’s deadline. Matt Garza, Blake DeWitt, Jeff Baker, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart and Randy Wells were tendered contracts for 2012. Koyie Hill was the lone non-tender and with the roster move, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Keep Everyone Guessing

Day two at the Winter Meetings in Dallas turned out to be ‘The Pujols Watch‘. With the free-agent slugger on the market, if Albert Pujols were to sign with a team other than the Cardinals, it would have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Marlins, Cardinals and Angels are rumored to be the three teams […]

The Field of Six, Darvish, Cespedes, Wood, Buehrle … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The Cubs list of managerial candidates went from five to six on Tuesday after the Cubs’ brass “officially” added Terry Francona to the mix. Many thought Francona had been a candidate since Mike Quade was relieved of his duties a couple of weeks back … Theo Epstein has been talking to Francona during the process […]