Cubs and Jeff Samardzija Continue to Talk and Other News and Notes

While the Cubs appear to have added two pitchers to the mix Friday, a date was set for an arbitration hearing with Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs and Samardzija remain far apart on a long-term extension and have not been able to agree on financial terms yet on a contract for the upcoming season. According to […]

Keith Law’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2014

ESPN’s Keith Law concluded his week-long look at the best prospects in the game Friday with his top 10 lists for each of the National League teams. Keith Law, as has been the case with nearly every Cubs prospects list, ranked Javier Baez at the best young player in the Cubs’ system followed by Kris […]

Rambling about the Cubs on the Last Day of January

Hello again, everybody, and I must say that once more … hello again, everybody.  It has been quite some time. To be exact, it has been seven weeks since you have been inundated with my rambling, sometimes incoherent thoughts that may or may not remind you of a distant uncle. There has been so much […]

Six Cubs Land in Keith Law’s Ranking of the Top 100 Prospects

Keith Law’s week long look at the minor league system continued Wednesday morning with his list of the top 100 prospects in the game and to no surprise the Twins’ Byron Buxton topped his ranking. Six of the top players in the Cubs’ system made it into his ranking of the top prospects in the […]

Seven Cubs Prospects Ranked on Baseball Prospectus Top 101 List

The top young players in the Cubs’ system received more publicity Monday when Baseball Prospectus released its list of the Top 101 Prospects in the game. Less than a week after placing seven players on MLB.com’s ranking of the 100 best minor leaguers, the Cubs’ system ended up with seven players on BP’s list. Javier […]

FanGraphs Top 15 Cubs Prospects for 2014

The off-season look at the prospects in the Cubs; system continues today with FanGraphs ranking of the top young players in the Cubs organization. FanGraphs pointed out the Cubs’ system “is strong although somewhat top heavy” and the “top 10 list starts to taper off after no. 8.” FanGraphs thinks the overall depth in the […]

Jeff Samardzija Talks Cubs and His Future on The Score

Jeff Samardzija joined Bruce Levine and Ben Finfer during Hot Stove Saturday on The Score. Samardzija has not made it a secret that he wants to stay and win with the Cubs. Samardzija is tired of the ‘R’ word and wants the team to win games. Jeff Samardzija is in Arizona preparing for the start […]

Jed Hoyer Discusses the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Jeff Joyce and Jim Bowden during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs’ general manager discussed the Masahiro Tanaka process, the fact they are looking to add “innings” to the rotation before Spring Training begins and the Cubs’ farm system. Jed Hoyer confirmed the Cubs are looking to add […]

Cubs Place Seven Players on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List

MLB.com unveiled its list of the top 100 prospects in the game on Thursday night. Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discussed a majority of the top 50 during a live broadcast on the MLB Network. The Cubs placed seven players in the top 100 and five of those cracked the top 50 … that is […]

Baseball Prospectus Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball Prospectus released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs organization. Jason Parks has not made it a secret how much he likes the Cubs’ system. Baseball Prospectus thinks the Cubs have the second best system in baseball behind only the Minnesota Twins. Javier Baez topped Baseball Prospectus’ ranking of the Cubs […]