The Roster, Spring Broadcasts and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs did not announce the signings of Carlos Villanueva or Scott Hairston on Thursday but there was plenty speculation of which two players would be removed from the roster in order to add the right-handed pitcher and outfielder. Scott Hairston reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $6 million, […]

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The Cubs and Stats Sunday

Several of the traditional baseball stats can no longer tell the entire story about a player’s production … and that was the theme for Stats Sunday with Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies and Bob Vorwald. Len Kasper introduced Stats Sunday to the Cubs’ broadcasts last season and brought non-traditional statistics to Cubs’ broadcasts. Baseball is a […]

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Day One of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Familiar Faces in a New Place

The 28th Annual Cubs Convention began Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and day one of the convention went the same as many before. Cubs fans filled the hotel with the same enthusiasm as in year’s past as they attempted to familiarize themselves with the new surroundings. There was plenty of optimism about […]

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The 2013 Cubs Convention is Just Around the Corner

Updated: January 9 – 7:18pm CST – The 28th Annual Cubs Convention (January 18 – January 20) kicks off on Friday, January 18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and some of the details have surfaced. This year’s convention will be in a new location and the Cubs are promising changes to the familiar […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Work Continues

Baseball’s off-season figures to be rather busy over the next few weeks leading into the holidays. Teams are not done and that includes the Cubs. Even with Zack Greinke reportedly agreeing to terms on a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers several big name players are still on the market and while the Cubs […]

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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 […]

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Jim Deshaies Lands Cubs Color Analyst Job

According to multiple reports, Jim Deshaies has been hired to replace Bob Brenly in the Cubs’ booth. Deshaies left the same position with the Astros to team up with Len Kasper to call games for WGN TV and Comcast SportsNet … ‘The Len and J.D. Show‘. Updated 3:10pm CST – According to Alyson Footer, Jim […]

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Weekend Update … It’s Decision Time for the Cubs

The next few days should be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer checked off two items from their off-season to do list when they signed Scott Baker and Dioner Navarro last week. The next deadline for the Cubs is Tuesday when they must file their reserve lists to protect […]

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