Cubs on Long List of Teams that Could Benefit from Adding Ben Zobrist to Roster

The Ben Zobrist rumors are heating up as baseball sets to return from a rather quiet week. As was said in the mainstream media on Saturday, any team planning on contending next season would benefit from having Ben Zobrist on its roster. It might be easier to list the teams that might not be interested […]

Cubs Reportedly Among Interested Teams Viewing Stephen Drew as a Second Baseman

Jon Heyman reported Monday the Cubs are among the teams interested in signing free agent Stephen Drew, and Joel Sherman confirmed Heyman’s report on Tuesday morning. Stephen Drew is coming off a bad year at the plate after turning down a qualifying offer last winter from the Red Sox. Scott Boras could not find a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/29/14

The ending of another year means the closing of the regular season for the winter leagues. The Dominican Winter League has already begun round-robin play as Manny Ramirez, Frank Batista, Junior Lake, Jeffry Antigua, Jeimer Candelario, and Carlos Pimentel have all made the playoffs. Game winning home runs were the story in Venezuela as both […]

Position Player Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will lead what has a chance to be an exciting lineup when the season starts. Rizzo and Castro are the two staples of a young roster as Theo Epstein pointed out early this off-season. The Cubs new hitting coaches, John Mallee and Eric Hinske are in charge of cutting down […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/22/14

It was a busy week leading into the holidays in the winter leagues as most of the Cubs’ prospects currently on rosters saw playing time. It continued to be basehits or strikeouts for Javier Baez as he had a big night Friday in Puerto Rico. Third base prospect Jeimer Candelario made his winter debut for […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). And McLeod spent quite a bit of time discussing Javier Baez and what he thought the young infielder learned last season. Kris Bryant and C.J. Edwards were […]

The Daily CCO: A Big Night for Baez after a Busy Day for the Cubs

Javier Baez notched his first three-hit game in Winter Ball on Friday night in Santurce’s 7-2 win over Caguas. Baez started at shortstop, hit third and went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Baez struck out in his other at bat. Javier Baez is 8-for-18 in five games […]

Cubs Player Profile: Tommy La Stella

Considering all the Cubs have accomplished lately, it’s easy to see why that the trade of RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Atlanta Braves for INF Tommy La Stella, that was made in November got lost in the shuffle. Let’s take a look at what might have made the Cubs acquire him and how he could […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/15/14

The “Javy Watch” began in earnest on Thursday as infielder Javier Baez began his winter with his first start for Santurce of the Roberto Clemente League. Meanwhile, Luis Valbuena delivered a walk-off RBI to keep his Lara team relevant in the Venezuelan Winter League, and newly acquired infielder Jonathan Herrera had a good week for […]

Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Leave San Diego with Two Starting Pitchers, a Catcher and Irons in the Fire

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego and the front office is not done shaping the big league roster. Jed Hoyer said Thursday after the meetings officially wrapped, the Cubs “have irons in the fire, both trade-wise and free-agent wise” and are “far from a finished product.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]