The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, [...]
Trucks loaded with the Cubs equipment depart on Tuesday from Wrigley Field for Fitch Park in Mesa … pitchers and catchers report in eight days. According to a report in the Tribune, Jim Hendry feels “the club significantly improved” from a disappointing season a year ago. Hendry admitted, “We knew a couple of years ago [...]
It’s the first sign of spring … single game tickets for Cubs’ Spring Training games go on sale Tuesday morning at 10:00am CST. The first game of the Cubs’ 2010 Cactus League schedule is Thursday, March 4 against the Oakland A’s at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. The Cubs made an official announcement on Monday … [...]
According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs offered contracts to eight of their nine arbitration eligible players before Saturday’s deadline. Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Ryan Theriot, Tom Gorzelanny, Angel Guzman, Sean Marshall and Koyie Hill were offered contracts while Neal Cotts was non-tendered and will be removed from the Cubs 40-man roster.
Day four of Baseball’s Winter Meetings concluded shortly after the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday with Milton Bradley still on the Cubs’ roster. If the Cubs’ top priority when they left Saturday for Indianapolis was to deal Bradley during the meetings, it could be said they wasted their trip. After the GMs and decisions makers [...]
It is December 1 and the next ten to fifteen days should be anything but boring throughout baseball. The Cubs have until 11:00pm C.S.T on Tuesday night to offer salary arbitration to their own free agents in order to receive draft pick compensation. Kevin Gregg and Rich Harden are not expected to receive offers from [...]
According to a report from the Tribune, Neal Cotts had season-ending Tommy John Surgery on Thursday. Dr. Timothy Kremcheck performed the operation in Cincinnati.
Here is your end of the week update from our Young Cubs. There was some interesting movement in the transaction log this week. Brandon Guyer couldn’t hit his weight at Tennessee so he got sent down to Daytona while Todd Blackford was throwing so poorly in Tennessee that I was surprised that Daytona was as [...]
According to reports from ESPN Chicago, Jake Fox has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa. The corresponding roster move has not been announced. Check back later for updates. Updated 10:15am CT – According to multiple reports on Wednesday morning, the Cubs have recalled Jake Fox from Triple-A Iowa and placed Aaron Miles on the 15-day DL. [...]
According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday, the Cubs acknowledged a potential fit with the Padres’ current third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff. The Padres reportedly have been looking to move the free-swinging Kouzmanoff to make room for Chase Headley at third base. Kouzmanoff is in his last year before becoming arbitration eligible and [...]