Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Add an Outfielder and Have Offers Out to Free Agents

The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on day three of Baseball’s Winter Meetings. The Cubs did see several of their off-season targets come off the board but reportedly have offers out to free agents and are working on several options to improve the roster. The Cubs one-year […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Exploring Third Base and Outfield Options

Day two of Baseball’s Winter Meetings was filled with more noise and rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs … but no moves. The Cubs appear to be exploring all options to fill their needs at third base and in the outfield. The mainstream media linked the Cubs to numerous players on Tuesday including Yunel Escobar, Yuniesky […]

Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Listening on Marmol and Soriano, Talking to Other Options

According to multiple reports, Carlos Marmol and Alfonso Soriano are on the block. The Cubs have told Carlos Marmol that he is a trade candidate but they will not give him away. The Cubs view Marmol as a short-term asset that could be turned into long-term pieces. Theo Epstein addressed the Alfonso Soriano rumors on […]

Cubs Searching for Solution at Third Base, Not Done Adding Pitching

The Cubs are not done with the roster and will reportedly keep looking for ways to add more talent to the mix. The Cubs added another arm to the pitching staff Tuesday with the signing of Scott Feldman … the Cubs’ fourth signing (plus a handfull of minor league deals) of the off-season. But Jed […]

Pitching Remains Cubs Priority … and Other News and Notes

With the tender deadline and the Winter Meetings just around the corner, the next 10 days figure to be very busy throughout baseball … and for the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have decisions to make over the next four days as they continue exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. Carrie Muskat […]

Cubs Ink Four Players to Minor League Deals … and Other News and Notes

The Cubs did not announce they found any deals on Black Friday but four minor league signings were announced prior to Thanksgiving. The Cubs signed outfielders Brian Bogusevic and Johermyn Chavez plus infielder Alberto Gonzalez and catcher J.C. Boscan. Bogusevic, Gonzalez and Boscan should have received non-roster invites to Spring Training. The signing of J.C. […]

Cubs Comfortable Betting on Baker, Still Pursuing Pitching

The Cubs added a starting pitcher to the mix when they announced that Scott Baker signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal on Tuesday that includes a $1.5 million incentives package. Theo Epstein did a little rhyming when he discussed the signing with the mainstream media. Epstein said that “Scott Baker is a pitch maker” and […]