Cubs Weekend Headlines: One Megadeal, Two Minor Deals and a Bunch of Rumors

The Cubs wrapped up what was already a good seven-day stretch by agreeing to terms Friday with Jason Heyward on an eight-year, $184 million contract. Heyward was the fourth free agent to sign with Cubs in a week, joining RHP John Lackey, RHP Trevor Cahill and INF/OF Ben Zobrist. The front office is still looking […]

Cubs Select Three Players in Minor League Phase of Rule 5 Draft

Baseball’s Winter Meetings concluded Thursday with the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs did not lose any players in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, and did not select any players. The Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players with one contract pending (Trevor Cahill) and a player due from the Yankees […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs are Sticking to The Plan and Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Wednesday afternoon in San Diego and shot down several internet reports about the Cubs pursuing a “big bat” and another top of the rotation-type starter on the free agent market, like James Shields. Epstein did not address signing Jon Lester but he did say the Cubs would not […]

Phillies Receive Cubs Pick in Rule 5 Draft to Settle Grievance Over Lendy Castillo DL Stint

The Cubs forfeited their first pick (fourth overall) in next week’s Rule 5 Draft to the Phillies in order to settle a grievance about the amount of time Lendy Castillo spent on the disabled list during the 2012 season. The Cubs selected the right-handed pitcher in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2011 from […]