Three Cubs Prospects Ranked Among the Top 50 in Baseball and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Three of the top players in the Cubs’ system were ranked among the top 50 prospects in the game by MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. Javier Baez made quite a leap in one year and made it into the top 20. The top prospect in the Cubs’ system checked in at number 16 while Albert Almora (39) […]

Soriano Still in the Rumor Mill and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer discussed the off-season and the state of the Cubs as Spring Training approaches Sunday morning on MLB Network Radio. Hoyer addressed a number of topics, including the status of Alfonso Soriano. Hoyer said that teams had interest in Soriano this winter and they entertained discussions but nothing was ever really that close. Jed […]

Weekend Update: Cubs Still Have Work to Do Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

It’s the last Sunday in January, there are 14 days left before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park and the Cubs still have at least one more roster move to make … plus announce the rest of the players that will be in big league camp on NRIs this spring. The Cubs finally announced […]

The Roster, Spring Broadcasts and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs did not announce the signings of Carlos Villanueva or Scott Hairston on Thursday but there was plenty speculation of which two players would be removed from the roster in order to add the right-handed pitcher and outfielder. Scott Hairston reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $6 million, […]

An Even Flow of Cubs Information

The Cubs kick off their 2013 Cactus League schedule in exactly one month, February 23 against an Angels’ split squad in Tempe, and pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park in 18 days … baseball is just around the corner. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer still have work to do with their roster. The […]

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 […]

Arbitration, Non-Roster Invitees and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was back to business for the Chicago Cubs and the rest of baseball on Thursday. The team announced they avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $930,000. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell are the three remaining arbitration eligible players for next season and the deadline […]

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 […]

Report: Cubs Discussing Three-Way Deal with Tigers and Orioles

According to a report from Roch Kubatko, the Cubs have discussed a three-way trade with the Tigers and Orioles that would land Rick Porcello in Chicago. Porcello has been rumored to be on the block since the Tigers re-signed Anibal Sanchez and the Cubs have been trying to trade for Porcello since Theo Epstein and […]