Can’t Skip Over the Cubs Manager News and Other Notes

The Major League Baseball season will come to an end this week and once the last out of the Series is recorded the off-season officially begins and all 30 teams will start preparing for next season … and beyond. The Cubs’ front office will continue to focus on finding a new manager while addressing the […]

Catching Up on Cubs Rumors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs off-season is just eight days old and the rumor mill is already heating up. The front office’s focus has reportedly been on Joe Girardi while searching for other qualified managerial candidates if Girardi decides to stay in the Bronx. But once Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hire a new manager and the coaching […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

Report: Chang-Yong Lim Set to Join the Daytona Cubs

According to a report from the Global Post, RHP Chang-Yong Lim will join the Daytona Cubs on Saturday after spending the last month with the AZL Cubs recovering from his second Tommy John Surgery. According to the report, Lim was originally scheduled to join the Iowa Cubs. With the Triple-A All-Star break, the Cubs have […]

Fujikawa to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Tuesday

The Cubs announced on Saturday afternoon that Kyuji Fujikawa would undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Fujikawa will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday and have the season-ending procedure done on Tuesday. Fujikawa will be sidelined for at least a year. Both the Cubs and the veteran reliever are hoping he can pitch […]

The Draft is Around the Corner … and Other Cubs News and Notes

As Theo Epstein has said, the most important day for the Chicago Cubs is just 48 hours away. The 2013 first year player draft begins on Thursday and the Cubs are in a position where they cannot afford to miss with the second pick in the draft. Most feel the Cubs will take one of […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-up Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, Option Burnett to Iowa

The Cubs made three roster moves on Thursday morning. The Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called him up from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, the Cubs optioned RHP Alex Burnett, who they claimed off waivers from Baltimore on […]

Cubs Announce Fujikawa to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Cubs announced the results of the MRI on Kyuji Fujikawa’s right elbow on Wednesday morning, and the results were not what the Cubs were hoping. Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo season ending Tommy John surgery which means he will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the two-year contract he signed with the Cubs in […]

Vizcaino Shut Down for Six Weeks and Other Cubs Injury Updates

Arodys Vizcaino’s rehab from last year’s Tommy John surgery has suffered a minor setback. Arodys Vizcaino has been shut down for at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic debridement on his right elbow on Tuesday. Vizcaino will not pick up a baseball for six weeks and according to multiple reports he will likely not throw […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Alex Burnett Off Waivers, Place Fujikawa on 15-Day DL

The Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from the Orioles on Monday. Burnett pitched in just two games for the Orioles this season and allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks (20.25 ERA, 4.50 WHIP). Burnett pitched in 67 games for the Twins last season and posted a […]