Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitchers

With the Cubs’ Cactus League opener just around the corner, it is time to breakdown the storylines of the spring. This is the final spring for the Cubs at Fitch Park and HoHoKam Park. The Cubs are scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new spring home, currently called Riverview Park, in November. It will […]

Day Ten of Cubs Camp: Good News on Garza and Castro is Eyeing Gold

The Cubs received good news on Tuesday in regards to Matt Garza. The MRI on Monday revealed a mild left lat strain where the lat meets the oblique and Jed Hoyer said they are probably going to let Garza rest for about a week. The week layoff is not expected to keep Garza off the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/11/13

With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  As a preview to Spring Training, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble Busters Each year, a number […]

Baez Among Six Additions to Cubs Spring Training NRI List

The Cubs announced Friday six players from the organization received non-roster invitations to Spring Training … and among the six was top prospect, Javier Baez. Javier Baez, Casey Coleman, Barret Loux, Nick Struck, Michael Brenly and Rafael Lopez will join 16 other players in Cubs camp this spring on non-roster invitations. As the Spring Training […]

Arbitration, Non-Roster Invitees and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was back to business for the Chicago Cubs and the rest of baseball on Thursday. The team announced they avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $930,000. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell are the three remaining arbitration eligible players for next season and the deadline […]

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Contracts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed utilityman Brent Lillibridge and outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league contracts that include non-roster invitations to big league camp. Counting Lillibridge and McDonald, the Cubs have signed 16 players to minor league contracts this off-season that will be in big league camp on non-roster invites this spring.

Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Is Not Over

Jed Hoyer said Thursday that the Cubs off-season is not over yet and while the Cubs’ GM did not drop any hints as to what they are working on, it could be a very interesting couple of weeks leading up to the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have to make at least one […]

Cubs Re-Sign Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to Minor League Contracts

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com and Baseball America, the Cubs re-signed right-handed relievers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to minor league contracts. Jaye Chapman received a non-roster invite to Spring Training.

Cubs Non-Tender Stewart, Make Roster Moves and Continue Looking for Pitching

The Cubs made three roster moves prior to Friday’s deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players. As expected the team did not tender a contract to Ian Stewart for next season. The Cubs would like to re-sign Stewart to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training but right now he is […]

Cubs Tender Contracts to Garza, Samardzija, Russell and Valbuena … Non-Tender Stewart and Remove Chapman and Putnam from 40-man Roster

The Cubs tendered contracts to four of their five arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, James Russell and Luis Valbuena were tendered contracts and the Cubs decided not to tender a contract to Ian Stewart. Stewart is now a free agent. The Cubs did not renew the contracts of right […]