News and Notes from Day Two of the Cubs Organizational Meetings

Wednesday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. The headlines ranged from Q’s coaching staff to Ryne Sandberg to the vote passing in Mesa to Aramis Ramirez telling the team he will exercise his option for 2011 and remain with the Cubs. But Tyler Colvin, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Minor League coaching moves and […]

Mesa Approves Funding for New Cubs Facility

According to multiple reports, the voters of Mesa approved funding for construction of a new spring training facility for the Cubs on Tuesday night. “With nearly all of the ballots counted Tuesday night, the proposal was leading by 21,000 votes out of the 86,000 cast.”

Cubs Will Keep Spring Training Home in Mesa

According to multiple reports on Wednesday, the Cubs officially announced they will keep their Spring Training home in Mesa, Arizona. The announcement on Wednesday begins an exclusive negotiating period with the city that could take as long as a year to finalize. “The deal with the Cubs and the city still requires the Arizona Legislature […]

Peripheral Moves on the Horizon for the Cubs

Official releases should be flying out of the offices at 1060 West Addison on Wednesday. Not only are the Cubs expected to announce deals with Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy, there is a press conference scheduled for 11:30am CST on Wednesday morning in Arizona. At that time, the Cubs are expected to make the official […]

Mesa City Council Approves Cubs New Spring Training Complex

According to multiple reports Monday night, the Mesa City Council approved “its proposal to spend $84 million for a new spring training complex for the Cubs and is now awaiting official word from the team, which is expected within days.” According to the Tribune, if the Cubs board approves the proposal, the two sides would […]

Not So Fast … Naples Still in Running for Cubs Spring Training Home

It appears the reports on Thursday from Dave Kaplan and the Chicago Tribune jumped the gun about the Cubs reaching a tentative deal to stay in Mesa, Arizona. According to a report from NaplesNews.com, Collier County “isn’t out of the spring training run quite yet.” “Officials with the city of Mesa and the Collier County […]