Catching Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

There was quite a bit of news and rumors that surfaced over the weekend. The Cubs avoided arbitration with Matt Garza, James Russell and Jeff Samardzija. Each player signed a one-year deal but according to the Tribune, Jeff Samardzija turned down a five-year contract extension. The Cubs are close to making the Carlos Villanueva signing […]

Rizzo to Play in the WBC … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Monday ended up being a relatively quiet day for the Chicago Cubs … and that figures to change as the week progresses. The caravan kicks off Wednesday with a stop at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard then the Cubs will serve lunch to several hundred active military members at the 2nd Battalion, 24th U.S. […]

Weekend Update … No More Loveable Losers and a Big Week Ahead for the Cubs

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. Not only does the Cubs Caravan and the 28th Annual Cubs Convention take place this week but the deadline to exchange arbitration figures with players is Friday (January 18) and the rosters for the upcoming World Baseball Classic will be announced on […]

Soriano Still an Option for Philly? And Other Cubs Rumors

The rumor mill heated up on Tuesday amongst all of the Hall of Fame debate … and the Cubs seemed to be right in the middle of the rumors. Alfonso Soriano is one of many outfielders reportedly on the trading block. According to Ken Rosenthal, Soriano remains an option for the Phillies as they explore […]

Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Is Not Over

Jed Hoyer said Thursday that the Cubs off-season is not over yet and while the Cubs’ GM did not drop any hints as to what they are working on, it could be a very interesting couple of weeks leading up to the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have to make at least one […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Jim Memolo and Todd Hollandsworth during the final hour of First Pitch (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) on Thursday morning. The Cubs’ GM was the first of several radio appearances made by the Cubs on Thursday that included Theo Epstein spending time on WEEI in Boston. Jed Hoyer discussed a variety of topics […]

Back to Work for the Cubs’ Front Office

With the holidays in the review mirror, it should be a rather busy couple of weeks for the Chicago Cubs leading up to the caravan and Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer still have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to officially add Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva to the team … […]

Garza’s Guarantee … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

David Kaplan spoke with Matt Garza on Friday and he guaranteed that he would be ready to pitch by Opening Day. Garza recently started his off-season program and told Kaplan that if Spring Training started tomorrow he would be ready to go. Garza clarified his statement and said he’s not ready to pitch six innings […]

The Rumor Mill, a Minor Signing and Other Cubs News and Notes

The rumor mill heated up on Thursday as the discussion around the game focused on where the remaining free agents will sign. There are several players on the market tied to draft pick compensation looking for jobs as end of the year draws near … and one of those players was linked to the Cubs […]