Cubs Talking to Scott Hairston? And Other News, Notes and Rumors

Teams are beginning to scramble to fill out their rosters with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in just over three weeks … the Cubs report to Fitch Park in 25 days. While the Cubs may or may not be looking to add players to the roster before camp begins, they have spoken with […]

What’s the Cubs Next Move? And Other News and Notes

It was relatively quiet throughout the game during the holiday weekend. Outside of Nick Swisher agreeing to terms on a four-year, $56 million deal (includes a $14 million vesting option for 2017) with the Indians, Cody Ross signing with Arizona (three years, $26 million with a fourth year club option) and the Pirates sending Joel […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Exploring Third Base and Outfield Options

Day two of Baseball’s Winter Meetings was filled with more noise and rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs … but no moves. The Cubs appear to be exploring all options to fill their needs at third base and in the outfield. The mainstream media linked the Cubs to numerous players on Tuesday including Yunel Escobar, Yuniesky […]

Recap of the Cubs 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers […]