Cubs Weekend Headlines: Epstein Provided Updates, Baez Played Center and More Minor Signings

It was a typically busy three and half days for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced the minor league managers, coaching staffs and coordinators and hiring John Baker late Thursday. And the Cubs finalized the deal with the Yankees. Theo Epstein updated the Cubs off-season Saturday morning. Javier Baez lined up in center field for […]

Cubs Name John Baker Baseball Operations Assistant

John Baker is back with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon that John Baker has been added to the front office as a baseball operations assistant. John Baker spent the 2014 season with the Cubs and provided the highlights in the most memorable game of the year. Baker was the winning pitcher in […]

The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]

A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]

Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Planning on an Exciting Two Thousand Fifteen

Happy New Year! On the first day of the New Year there are reasons to look forward to the baseball season for the Chicago Cubs and not just the trade deadline or the draft. The team has its sights on dethroning the Cardinals in the division, at the very least a spot in the playoffs […]

The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Playing Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez has been cleared to play winter ball according to Carrie Muskat. Baez is playing ball in Puerto Rico starting on Dec. 11 for Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League. When a report surfaced in late October, Baez was expected to report to his winter ball team on Dec. 3. […]

Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]

Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]

Cubs Prioritize Winning in the Pursuit and Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs broke their silence Friday afternoon with two swift announcements about an hour apart. The team fired Rick Renteria and made the hiring of Joe Maddon official. The Cubs scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at the Cubby Bear to introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein, […]