Theo Epstein Talks Cubs, Jeff Samardzija and Spring Training with ESPN Chicago

Theo Epstein spent time Tuesday with Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago. Epstein discussed a variety of subjects including Jeff Samardzija, the buzz surrounding the prospects in big league camp and Kris Bryant on the eve of the first full-squad workout of the spring.

Keeping Samardzija Long Term Remains Cubs Goal

Theo Epstein remains hopeful the team and Jeff Samardzija can agree to terms on a long term extension according to a report from ESPN Chicago. And during an interview with David Kaplan on Tuesday morning, Jed Hoyer said he thinks they’ve made it clear, the Cubs’ goal is to keep Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija is […]

Pitchers and Catchers Continue Pitching and Catching and News from Day Five of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in Monday while position players rolled in early in advance of Tuesday’s reporting day. According to reports, the second group of pitchers that includes Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Jason Hammel, Pedro Strop and Jose Veras completed their second bullpens of the spring with no issues. Javier Baez was […]

Vizcaino Completes Bullpen, Cubs Add Versatility and News from Day Three of Camp

Outside of the signing of Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract, the biggest news Saturday to come out of Mesa was Arodys Vizcaino completing a bullpen session. Arodys Vizcaino says he is healthy after being on the shelf recovering from Tommy John surgery the past two years. Vizcaino has a big arm and great […]

Jeff Samardzija Fields Questions About His Future and the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija held a press conference following Friday’s workout and answered a variety of questions, mostly about his status and future with the team. Samardzija has remained consistent about his desire to stay with the Cubs and reiterated that again Friday. Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs remain far apart on a long-term contract. Samardzija admitted […]

Cubs Discuss the Present and Future on the First Day of Spring Training

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Rick Renteria met with the media Thursday at Cubs Park for the first time this spring. The President of Baseball Operations, General Manager and Skipper covered a variety of topics, announced two signings and provided updates on several of the players. The Cubs’ front office spent the two days leading […]

Cubs Announce One-Year Deals with Hammel and McDonald, Arrieta Not Expected to Start Season on Time

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Rick Renteria met with the media on Thursday from Cubs Park and announced the signings of right handed pitchers Jason Hammel and James McDonald. The Cubs signed Hammel to a one-year contract for $6 million that includes an incentives package for another $1 million. McDonald signed a Major League contract […]

Cubs Cut the Ribbon … Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

On Wednesday, the Cubs cut the ribbon on the new facility in Mesa and began a new chapter for the team. And today, Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. The off-season is over, baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers on the Spring Training roster must be in Mesa before the end of the […]

Cubs Baseball Returns and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball received a jolt on Wednesday when Derek Jeter announced on his Facebook page he would be retiring at the end of the 2014 season. ‘The Captain’ has decided to hang ‘em up. The Cubs play the Yankees twice this season. Rick Renteria’s team travels to the Bronx in April (April 15-April 16) for two […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects and the Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) Tuesday as part of their look at the farm systems across the league. Outside of the standard questions about Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora, in which McLeod gave a little more detail on each player, he […]