Players Association, MLB Release Statements in Response to Cubs Sending Kris Bryant to Triple-A

The Cubs made the announcement Monday that’s been expected since last fall, Kris Bryant will begin the season in the minor leagues. The Cubs officially re-assigned Kris Bryant to minor league camp and he will spend at least two more weeks in an Iowa Cubs uniform. And the reaction from across baseball was almost immediate. The […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]


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Boras Keeps Talking Up Kris Bryant, Manfred and Epstein Defend Cubs Position

Scott Boras lashed out against the Cubs and the system again about a decision that hasn’t been made yet, sending Kris Bryant down to Triple-A Iowa for the start of the season. Jon Heyman talked to Boras, who was apparently more than happy to share his views on the subject. And Boras even went as […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Wants to Be The First, Wrigley Field and Cubstruction and Other Cubs News

The Kris Bryant debate continued Friday the day after the top prospect in the game made his debut in left field on National TV. Theo Epstein addressed the Kris Bryant question with one of his former players, Curt Schilling during Thursday’s broadcast. Theo Epstein pointed out again during his 13 years of making baseball decisions […]


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Report: Cubs, Orioles Discussed a Welington Castillo for Brian Matusz Swap

There are at least four teams reportedly interested in Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. The Orioles and Phillies are believed to be two of those teams and according to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Orioles discussed a deal that would have sent Castillo to Baltimore for lefty Brian Matusz. Levine reported Tuesday the […]


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Tom Verducci Thinks the Cubs Could Be One of This Year’s Surprise Teams

It’s hard to use the words ‘surprise team’ when talking about the Chicago Cubs due to the expectations that have been placed on the club both inside and outside the organization. But in reality, a .500 record would be a big step forward for a team that won only 73 games last season and for […]


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Cubs Haven’t Made the Decision Yet to Include Javier Baez on Opening Day Roster

During Joe Maddon’s pre-game meeting with the beat writers Wednesday, the Cubs skipper shot down the report from the Sun-Times that Javier Baez was told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. The Cubs have not made the decision yet on whether or not Javier Baez will be with the big league team […]


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Orioles Have Reportedly Contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein said the Cubs are considering starting the season with three catchers and that Joe Maddon would like to have Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo on the Opening Day roster more than anybody else. Maddon has apparently changed his views and likes the options he would have with three catchers on the roster. […]


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Kris Bryant, Service Time and Scott Boras

As the start of the season quickly approaches, many Cubs fans are debating whether or not phenom prospect Kris Bryant is better served to start with the team on Opening Day or continue his development in the minors. There’s no doubt that Bryant is one of the most exciting prospects that fans have seen in […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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