Rumors Continue as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The ribbon will be cut on the Cubs’ new facility in Mesa on Wednesday. The team’s pitchers and catchers report in two days. And while the off-season will technically come to an end at that time, the questions that have surrounded the organization all winter will continue to be asked. The team and the rooftop […]

Arbitration, A Doubleheader and Other Cubs News and Notes

In exactly one week Rick Renteria will hold the Cubs’ first official on field work out of the spring. Pitchers and catchers report to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa on Feb. 13 and the position players must be in Mesa by Feb. 18. Several of the players are already at the Cubs’ new spring home […]

Report: Cubs Could Be Out of the Mix for Suk-Min Yoon

A day after multiple reports indicated the Cubs were on hand to watch RHP Suk-Min Yoon throw a bullpen session at the Rangers’ facility in Surprise, Paul Sullivan reported the Cubs are unlikely to “get into a bidding war” for Yoon’s services. Sullivan reported the multi-year contract Suk-Min Yoon is looking for is “out of […]

Cubs Reportedly Watch RHP Suk-Min Yoon Throw

According to reports from the Rangers’ beat writers, the Cubs were in attendance Tuesday at the Rangers’ facility in Surprise to watch Korean RHP Suk-Min Yoon throw a bullpen session. The Cubs and Rangers watched Yoon throw the first of a series of bullpens that Scott Boras has set-up to help his client land a contract […]

Cubs Working on the Pitching Staff as Spring Training Nears

The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms on contracts with Jason Hammel and James McDonald last Friday with both deals not expected to be announced until the pitchers passed physicals. The Cubs have not made either signing official yet and will have to make a 40-man roster move before announcing Hammel’s one-year contract. Theo Epstein and […]

The Starting Pitcher Picture Remains Fuzzy for the Cubs

Several teams, including the Cubs, are looking to sign a starting pitcher or two before Spring Training begins. The Cubs could be waiting for the free agent market to play out a little to see who is left that would fit their needs. Jed Hoyer said they are looking for “innings” and the Cubs have […]

Cubs Pitching Search Continues

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are looking to add at least one veteran starting pitcher to the mix before Spring Training begins. And the Cubs and Blue Jays could be talking again about a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Florida for Spring Training. While the Cubs will not be signing Ervin Santana or […]

Cubs Release Spring Training Broadcast Schedule and Other News and Rumors

While the focus Monday was on prospects and the battle with the rooftops, the Cubs released their Spring Training broadcast schedule. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Feb. 13, position players on Feb. 18 and the first full squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 19. And a little more than a week later, Rick […]

Catching Up Cubs News and Notes While Waiting on the Tanaka Decision

With the Cubs Convention in the rearview mirror, the countdown to Spring Training has begun. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers officially report to Mesa in 23 days (Feb. 13). Several of the players have already made their way to the Cubs’ new facility to prepare for the start of camp. The City of Mesa is celebrating […]

Players File for Salary Arbitration and Other Cubs News and Notes

Tuesday was the deadline for eligible players to file for salary arbitration. 146 players across the league filed for salary arbitration, including the eight remaining players on the Cubs’ roster. It is not believed the front office will end up in an arbitration hearing in February (Feb. 1 – Feb. 21) with Jeff Samardzija, Travis […]