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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 5, Astros 4 WP – Carlos Marmol (3-3) LP – Hector Ambriz (1-1) Save – None It’s all over, the Cubs beat the Astros on a bases loaded RBI single by Bryan LaHair in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Cubs walked off with a win in their [...]
Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Astros 3 WP – Lucas Harrell (11-11) LP – Jason Berken (0-3) Save – Wesley Wright (1) The Cubs could not avoid the inevitable and lost their 100th game of the season on Monday night. The Cubs offense was a no-show and was shut out for the 15th [...]
Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Ian Kennedy (15-11) LP – Travis Wood (6-13) Save – None The Cubs dropped to 0-17 on the road versus NL West teams with Friday’s loss to the Diamondbacks and established a new franchise record for the most road losses in a single-season (57). [...]
Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) LP – Chris Volstad (3-11) Save – Rafael Betancourt (31) The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row on Thursday afternoon as the Rockies completed the three-game sweep by outslugging the Cubs once again. Dale Sveum’s team tried to come [...]