The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta is a Finalist for a Gold Glove and Other Cubs News

Finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for each league were announced Thursday. And Jake Arrieta could add a Gold Glove Award to his historic season. Jake Arrieta, Gerrit Cole (Pirates) and Zack Greinke (Dodgers) are the three finalists for the Gold Glove in the National League for the best fielding pitcher. Arrieta was charged […]

Epstein Focused on Cubs Not Contract Extension, Expects Front Office to Remain Intact

Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season. Epstein has one year left on the five-year contract he signed in October 2011. Reports first surfaced last fall that Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts were discussing a contract extension. Both Epstein and Ricketts later confirmed those reports. And Epstein was expected to sign a contract […]

Cubs Make Changes to Front Office, Hire Jared Porter as Director of Pro Scouting

The Cubs made the news official Wednesday that surfaced at the end of August. The Cubs hired Jared Porter to be the team’s new Director of Pro Scouting/Special Assistant. Porter replaces Joe Bohringer, who will remain with the Cubs in a scouting role. Jared Porter spent the previous 12 seasons with the Boston Red Sox […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Working on Playing Clean Baseball

After one of the team’s better four-game stretches in three-plus years, the Cubs had a rough couple of days to wrap up the season series in Cincinnati. The Cubs were charged with three errors Wednesday night and two more Thursday. Rick Renteria is hoping the last two games against the Reds “are few and far […]

Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

Jason McLeod Discusses the Cubs Farm System on The Score

Jason McLeod joined Bruce Levine and Ben Finfer during Hot Stove Saturday on The Score. The Cubs’ Vice President of Scouting and Player Development discussed a variety of topics including where they plan on starting Javier Baez next season and which positions he might get some exposure to in Spring Training. The pitching the Cubs […]

Day Three of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Down on the Farm

The Cubs minor league system was front and center on Sunday morning at the Cubs Convention with the ever-popular “Down on the Farm” session. VineLine once again hosted the hour-long Q & A that featured Jason McLeod, Brandon Hyde, Joe Bohringer, Josh Vitters and Chris Rusin. Brandon Hyde replaced Oneri Fleita as the Cubs Director […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/12

Special Assignment – Peoria Chiefs v. Kane County Cougars Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to cover the series between the Chiefs and Kane County. It was a pleasant addition to be able to meet some of the executives from the Cubs organization. I’d like to thank Shawn Touney, Director of Public Relations […]

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 […]