Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette during Front Office Friday on Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) and spent close to 20 minutes talking Cubs with the two former general managers. The Cubs might be done making big moves this off-season, but there are ongoing conversations with other teams, including the Rays. The Cubs […]

The Daily CCO: Momentum Gaining for National League Adopting the DH and Cubs News and Notes

In a decision that seems inevitable, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday from the Owners Meetings that the National League “adopting the designated hitter is gaining momentum.” Commissioner Manfred expects it to be addressed in the negotiations for the new CBA. Joe Torre said the possibility of the DH coming to the National League “hasn’t even […]

Cubs Willson Contreras Ranked No. 1 Catching Prospect by MLB Pipeline

MLB Pipeline’s positional rankings continued Thursday. After taking a look at the top right-handed pitching prospects and best left-handed pitching prospects in the game, MLB Pipeline shifted to backstops and one of the best young players in the Cubs’ system topped the list of catching prospects. Willson Contreras was named the No. 1 catching prospect […]

Cubs-Rays Rumors Keep Surfacing

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said over the weekend the Cubs were likely done making big moves this off-season. And there was a slim chance a significant trade would be made before Spring Training. The front office is always looking for ways to improve the roster. The Cubs repeated numerous times during the Convention they […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: The Convention, Arrieta Exchanged Numbers and Minor Signings

It was a wild, loud weekend at the 31st Annual Cubs Convention. The three days was chock full of information from the Ricketts family, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and his coaching staff and minor league updates. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six players Friday, but were unable to agree to terms with Jake […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: Baseball Management with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer

Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention continued Saturday morning with the Baseball Management session hosted by Len Kasper. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman spent an hour discussing last year, the upcoming season, the organization and answering questions from a standing room only crowd in the enormous meeting hall. Before introducing […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: The Ricketts Family Forum

Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts family forum hosted by Mully and Hanley (670 The Score), featuring Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts. There was a common theme throughout the day in the leadership sessions. Ownership, the front offices and field staff all thanked the fans for their patience with rebuilding […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Exchange Numbers

Before the Sheraton Grand Chicago erupted in cheers, news surfaced the Cubs and Jake Arrieta exchanged salary numbers after not agreeing to terms on a contract for the upcoming season. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six more players prior to Friday’s deadline. And of the nine arbitration eligible players on the 40-man roster, only Jake […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the No. 1 Infield According to ESPN, Epstein, Maddon and Other News

Buster Olney continued his rankings of the team units Wednesday. And the Cubs topped Olney’s list of the best infields in the game. Olney based the Cubs No. 1 ranking on input he received from evaluators and “for overall play, not just defense or offense.” Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP. […]

Ryne Sandberg Rejoins Organization as Cubs Ambassador

Updated 12:17pm CST – According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs confirmed Ryne Sandberg has rejoined the organization as a team ambassador. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is finalizing an agreement to become a team ambassador and return to the Cubs in an official capacity. Levine did not provide […]