A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2012

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system this off-season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the Cubs’ top prospects. Minor League Ball released their list soon after the Anthony Rizzo–Andrew Cashner trade was announced and also includes what the Cubs received from the Reds in the Sean Marshall deal. John Sickels pointed out […]

Epstein Talks Garza, Wood and All Things Cubs

There was not a shortage of news on the first day of the Cubs Caravan. As the team moves closer to the annual convention this weekend, Theo Epstein addressed several of the hot topics surrounding his team … including the Matt Garza rumors and Kerry Wood. The Cubs also announced a move to clear a […]

From the Wire … Brewers Claim Jeff Bianchi Off Waivers from Cubs

According to multiple reports, Jeff Bianchi was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs placed Bianchi on waivers to open a roster spot for the recently signed Paul Maholm. With Bianchi out of the organization and the addition of Maholm, the Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players. The Cubs are also […]

Weekend Update … A Big Week for the Cubs

As anticipated last week was a busy one for the Chicago Cubs … and it could be more of the same over the next five days leading up to the convention. The Cubs are looking to add pitching (starters and relievers) as they try to finalize their roster heading into Spring Training. Theo Epstein and […]

Will Fielder End Up with the Cubs? … and Other News and Notes

The baseball world is still buzzing about Albert Pujols’ decision to spend the next decade on the West Coast. In between talking all things Pujols, the speculation of which team could land Prince Fielder continues to pick up steam. And, despite Theo Epstein’s recent statement about the Cubs not having enough money to sign him, […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Infielder Jeff Bianchi from Royals

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed middle infielder Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound infielder was the second round pick of the Royals in the 2005 draft. Bianchi has six years of minor league experience, basically splitting his time between shortstop and second base. Bianchi reached as high […]