Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/08/14

The home run was the big story of week nine in the winter leagues. Manny Ramirez hit number five for Cibaenas, while Arismendy Alcantara drilled his third homer of the winter for Licey in the Dominican League. Christian Villanueva hit a Grand Slam for Obregon in the Mexican League, and Luis Valbuena went deep in […]

Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]

Cubs Receiving Calls About Luis Valbuena

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Friday for a pre-Winter Meetings discussion. The Cubs plan on adding impact pitchers from outside the organization in the next 12 months and have areas the front office would like to address and upgrade. Epstein admitted the Cubs are receiving calls on Luis Valbuena according to ESPN Chicago. […]

Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]

Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]

The Daily CCO: Luis Valbuena on the Block? And Other Cubs News

There have been rumblings that Luis Valbuena could be acquired in the right deal and David Kaplan reported Tuesday the Giants “may kick the tires” on Luis Valbuena. Brian Sabean could be looking at Luis Valbuena as an option to fill the Giants hole at third base in the wake of Pablo Sandoval signing with […]

Cubs Position Analysis – Third Base

Third base has been an unsettled position for the Cubs since Aramis Ramirez left via free agency in 2011. A multitude of names have filled the position and haven’t been able to nail it down and this past season was no different, as evidenced by the .227/.304/.422 line with 26 home runs, 74 RBI and […]

The Daily CCO: Kyle Schwarber is Catching On, Other Cubs News and a Wrigley Restoration Update

Theo Epstein announced two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff had seen enough from Kyle Schwarber from behind the plate that he would be a full-time catcher moving forward. And Schwarber would likely begin the season at High-A Myrtle Beach or Double-A Tennessee. With Epstein’s announcement, the thought of Schwarber making it to […]