Over the past weeks, fans have been treated to an annual ritual, the posting of the organizational rankings by Baseball America (henceforth to be known as BA) and Baseball Prospectus. This year’s rankings have generated concerns by Cubs fans as to the state of the minor leagues and the organization as a whole. To accompany [...]
Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in [...]
Ty Wright, Bryan LaHair and Matt Camp all join winter league teams. Ryan Searle is handed another loss in Australia. One Cubs prospect goes deep off another. A full update on all the Cubs playing in the Caribbean Winter Leagues as the second half of the season begins. All that and more in today’s Down [...]
The Cubs latest addition to the pitching staff made the rounds on the airwaves Wednesday after the trade between the Cubs and Mariners was made official. Bruce Levine broke the story of the trade that sent Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to Seattle for Aaron Heilman….a possibility he first mentioned several weeks back. The inclusion [...]
It’s Official….According to multiple reports the Cubs traded Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to Seattle for Aaron Heilman. The Cubs acquired Garrett Olson from the Orioles, along with Henry Williamson, for Felix Pie on January 18th. The acquisition of Olson signaled the Cubs were back in the talks for Jake Peavy….
According to reports from ESPN 1000 in Chicago and XM Radio, the Cubs are close to finalizing a deal with the Mariners. The Cubs would send Ronny Cedeno and a minor league pitcher to Seattle for Aaron Heilman. Updated 10:55am C.T. – According to Ken Rosenthal the trade will be announced on Wednesday. Aaron Heilman [...]
The Cubs begin their 2009 Cactus League schedule in 31 days against the Dodgers at Fitch Park….and Jim Hendry is not done ‘tweaking his roster‘. On the same day the Sun-Times mentioned the Cubs have had discussions with Randy Wolf and Braden Looper, Bruce Levine threw out a couple of new names on Saturday morning….and [...]
According to reports from the Sun-Times and the Daily Herald, the Cubs avoided arbitration on Tuesday with Michael Wuertz by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million. Michael Wuertz was the Cubs last arbitration eligible player for 2009.
According to reports from the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Kevin Gregg on Monday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.2 million. The Cubs avoided arbitration on Thursday with Ronny Cedeno which leaves Michael Wuertz as the only arbitration eligible player not under contract for 2009.
According to a report from Jayson Stark on ESPN.com, the Cubs signed So Taguchi to a minor league contract on Thursday that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Taguchi will earn $900,000 in 2009 if he makes the big league club out of Spring Training. The Cubs agreed to a one-year contract with infielder Ronny [...]