Front Office Continues to Explore Options to Add Veteran Players to Cubs Roster

The front office continues to explore ways to improve the big league roster with 11 days left before the waiver trade deadline. The Cubs would like to add veteran players to the bench and pitching staff according to Bruce Levine. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer like internal options that will be recalled when rosters expand […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Sweeps are Cool

It was a very good weekend on the field for the Chicago Cubs, and it started Thursday night when Joe Maddon set the tone for the weekend by managing a game in early August like it was early October. Joe Maddon pushed the right buttons and his players responded with four wins over the defending […]

Cubs Reportedly Interested in OF Sam Fuld

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are interested in veteran outfielder Sam Fuld. Sam Fuld was selected by the Cubs in the 10th round of the 2004 draft. Fuld broke in with the Cubs in September 2007 and was sent to Tampa Bay in January 2011 along with Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Robinson […]

Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2011

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system continues today with the top 31 prospects in the Cubs organization according to Baseball America. Baseball America’s 2011 Prospect Handbook was recently released with the Nationals’ Bryce Harper on the cover. BA was very complimentary of the Cubs’ system before the trade with the Rays last […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

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 […]

Cubs Convention Day Three: All About the Young Cubs

The final day of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention focused on the young players in the system … both at the Major League level and down on the farm. Tyler Colvin, Darwin Barney and Scott Maine talked about being 25 and in the majors. The final session of the weekend, “Down on the Farm presented […]

Garza, Quade and Cubs Baseball

It is only 33 days until pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park and the Cubs Convention kicks off in four days. The baseball season is just around the corner. The Matt Garza trade remained in the headlines two days after the trade became official. Mike Quade spent time discussing the trade and his team […]

From the Wire … It’s Official, Cubs Acquire Matt Garza in Eight-Player Trade

The Cubs and Rays officially announced the eight-player trade that sent five minor leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zachary Rosscup, a left-handed minor league pitcher that was the Rays 28th round pick in the 2009 draft. The Cubs paid a big price for Matt Garza by dealing Chris […]

Waiting for the Official Word on Garza Deal

According to multiple reports, including one from Fernando Perez, the eight-player trade between the Cubs and Rays is done and the only things missing are the press releases from the clubs and for Jim Hendry to hold a press conference. The Cubs sent five players to Tampa for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and an unnamed […]