Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on ESPN 1000

Cubs’ GM Jed Hoyer made the radio rounds the end of last week talking all things Cubs baseball before Spring Training officially gets underway. Jed Hoyer’s first stop was Thursday on ESPN 1000 and a conversation with David Kaplan and Jeff Dickerson. On the Cubs being tabbed as the No. 1 team in baseball by […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Epstein and Hoyer Talk and BA Ranks the System

Congratulations to Peyton Manning, John Elway and the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50 … It was a pretty busy three days for the Cubs as the sports world focused on the Super Bowl and the matchup between the eventual champion Broncos and Carolina Panthers. The biggest news of the weekend was the Cubs […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs Baseball with CSNNE’s Sean McAdam

Theo Epstein recently joined Comcast SportsNet New England’s Sean McAdam on ‘The Baseball Show’ podcast. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations talked about last year, the Cubs upcoming season and the expectations that surround his team. Epstein also discussed the changes in the game, how defense is now measured and valued and being in charge […]

Jake Arrieta’s Arbitration Hearing Set for February 9

According to reports from Bruce Levine and Gordon Wittenmyer, Jake Arrieta’s arbitration hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Arizona, not in mid-February as a previous report indicated. Jake Arrieta is asking for $13 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The Cubs submitted a $7.5 million figure. If the two sides cannot […]

How the Front Office Built the Cubs 40-Man Roster

FanGraphs posted an interesting report on how each team built their current 40-man roster. August Fagerstrom examined all 30 rosters and broke the player acquisitions into six categories: Amateur Draft, Free Agent, Trade, International, Waivers and Rule 5 Draft. And provided the projected WAR for the categories based on Steamer projections. The Cubs drafted eight […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and Arbitration, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s February 1, just 18 more days before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. And with the calendar flipping to February, arbitration hearings for players and teams that have not settled on a contract for the upcoming season have been scheduled. Arbitration hearings take place this year between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21. The […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Prospect Talk and Rankings, NRIs, David Ross and More Rumors

The final weekend in January started on a high note Friday for 18 players currently not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster when the Cubs announced the list of NRIs to Spring Training. And six of the non-roster invitees to big league camp are from the Cubs’ system. Six players made MLB Pipeline’s list of the […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Would Like to See a Cubs-Red Sox Fall Classic

Theo Epstein was in Boston on Thursday for his annual “Foundation To Be Named Later” dinner and talked to the local media about the Cubs and his former team. Before the private dinner, Epstein was asked about David Ortiz as he enters his final season in the big leagues. Epstein would like to see Ortiz […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Third Most Improved Team and Other News and Rumors

Coming off a 97-win season, it’s hard to believe the Cubs have actually improved this off-season. But on paper, the Cubs are a better team than the one that wrapped up the regular season in Milwaukee. The front office added Jason Heyward to the young core that already included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber […]

Farm Director Jaron Madison Runs Down Cubs System with Myrtle Beach’s Scott Kornberg

Scott Kornberg, Myrtle Beach’s new play-by-play broadcaster, caught up with Cubs farm director Jaron Madison during the Convention. Jaron Madison talked about more in the Cubs’ system than the prospects during his informative conversation with Scott Kornberg. On the Cubs coming off a 97-win season spurred by young players such as Kris Bryant and Kyle […]