Pitching, Pitching … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Early indications are that the Cubs will focus on adding pitching this off-season. Theo Epstein said earlier this week that the Cubs will add at least two starters to go along with Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza and Travis Wood. Epstein indicated that Garza is progressing as the Cubs had hoped and he should be ready […]

From the Wire … Cubs Fire Oneri Fleita, Make Front Office Changes

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office prior to Wednesday’s game, the most notable was the firing of Oneri Fleita, the team’s Vice President of Player Personnel. Fleita joined the Cubs’ organization in 1995 and Crane Kenney promoted him to VP of Player Personnel in December of 2007. Tom Ricketts extended Fleita’s contract […]

Garza’s Arbitration Hearing Set … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza is the only arbitration eligible player that remains unsigned for the upcoming season. Garza filed a $12.5 million figure and the Cubs countered with a $7.95 million salary for 2012 … and the sides appear to have two days to work out a deal to avoid an arbitration hearing. According to a report […]

Cespedes Can Negotiate with Teams … and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are reportedly interested in a trio of Cuban players … Yoenis Cespedes, Jorge Soler and Gerardo Concepcion. While they have been able to negotiate a deal with Concepcion, the 18-year old southpaw, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer can now officially negotiate a contract with Yoenis Cespedes. A day after the news surfaced that […]

Cubs Have Shown Most Interest in Yoenis Cespedes

According to a report from DiarioLibre.com, the Cubs have shown the most interest in Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes spoke with Dionisio Soldevila prior to Monday’s playoff game in the Dominican Republic and said he “has attracted the attention of at least six major league teams, but none has shown as much interest in him” as the […]

On the Air: Jim Hendry

After meeting with the media on Tuesday, Jim Hendry spent time at the end of the week on the radio. Thursday it was Waddle and Silvy (ESPN 1000), Friday morning Mully and Hanley (The Score) and Friday night, Hendry finished up with Sports Central (WGN Radio). The three interviews on Hendry’s radio tour were very […]

Cubs Convention Day Three: Depth Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm … presented by the VineLine was the final session of the weekend. Mike Huang, editor of the VineLine hosted the session that featured Oneri Fleita (Vice President of Player Personnel) and Tim Wilken (Cubs Scouting Director) … along with Andrew Cashner, Brett Jackson, James Adduci and Welington Castillo.