Weekend Update … The Week That Was and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was a busy week for the Chicago Cubs as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer continued working on the big league roster as well as making additions to minor league system. The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms with two pitchers that will add depth to the big league staff. The deals for Edwin Jackson and […]

Roster Moves, Darwin Barney and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs stayed busy on the Friday before the Christmas holiday and announced three roster moves that ended up clearing one spot on the 40-man roster. The team finalized the contract with outfielder Nate Schierholtz that was agreed to during the Winter Meetings. The one-year deal is believed to be worth $2.25 million and includes […]

From the Wire … Cubs Announce One-Year Deal with Nate Schierholtz; Assign Gerardo Concepcion to Kane County

The Cubs finally announced the one-year deal with Nate Schierholtz on Friday and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs agreed to terms with Schierholtz on a one-year contract during the Winter Meetings believed to be worth $2.25 million that includes a $500,000 incentives package. The Cubs announced Friday that Gerardo Concepcion had cleared […]

From the Wire … Rangers Claim Jeff Beliveau Off Waivers from Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Rangers claimed lefty Jeff Beliveau off waivers from the Cubs. Beliveau was designated for assignment on December 13 to make room on the 40-man roster for Ian Stewart. Updated 1:47pm CST – The Giants also claimed Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Cubs. The 40-man roster currently stands at 39 […]

Cubs Add Jackson and Villanueva … More Roster Moves on the Horizon

If the reports are correct, the Cubs added two pitchers to the mix on Thursday.  The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year, $52 million contract with Edwin Jackson and a two-year, $10 million contract with Carlos Villanueva … and both contracts do not include no-trade clauses, a new club policy. The deal with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/17/12

It was All-Star week in the winter leagues and the CCO would like to congratulate Junior Lake and Edwin Maysonet as representatives in the Dominican Winter League and Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League respectively. This past week also saw more players added to winter rosters as first baseman Justin Bour and pitchers Ty’Relle Harris, Luis […]

Weekend Update … Cubs Still Searching for Pitching

It’s the last full week before the Christmas holiday and the Cubs appear to be checking their list twice. It was a trying week for the Chicago Cubs. On a positive note, the Cubs named the managers and coaching staffs for the minor league system and added an arm to the bullpen but on a […]

A Full Roster, Two Contracts Pending and More Decisions on the Cubs Horizon

The Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario off waivers on Wednesday and by doing so they used up the last open spot on the 40-man roster. What Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer may or may not be working on is unclear at this point. But the Cubs have two contracts pending and no room to […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Sandy Rosario Off Waivers from the Red Sox

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed right handed reliever Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Red Sox on Wednesday. Rosario’s whirlwind of an off-season continues as the Cubs become his fourth team since mid October. The Red Sox claimed Rosario off waivers from the Marlins on October 17 then dealt him to the A’s […]