Samardzija Rumors Are Just Warming Up

Jeff Samardzija had a bad outing on Sunday and gave up more than three earned runs for the first time in 15 starts. The Brewers pounded Samardzija unlike any team had in almost a year. Samardzija was tagged for eight runs on eight hits in three innings and only one ball left the yard. Samardzija […]

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Manny Ramirez, Injury Updates on Edwards and Soler and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez continue to make headlines down on the farm, and rightfully so. The top two prospects in the system are producing at the plate, and in Baez’s case, he has shown a lot of improvement after a slow start. There will be a lot of National attention on the Cubs’ system […]

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Crane Kenney Confirms Signing a Contract Extension that Runs Through 2019

During an interview on Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo (Inside the Clubhouse, 670 The Score), Crane Kenney confirmed that he signed a contract extension with the Cubs that runs through 2019. Rumors and an unconfirmed report last off-season indicated Tom Ricketts had extended Kenney’s contract. Bruce Levine reported Saturday morning the extension […]

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Baseball America’s Latest Mock Draft Has Cubs Landing Carlos Rodon

With only five full days remaining before the First-Year Player Draft begins on Thursday (June 5), Baseball America and Scout.com released another round of mock drafts. Unlike the last three mock drafts that had the Cubs taking a position player, both Baseball America and Scout.com think the Cubs will select a pitcher with the fourth […]

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Manny Ramirez Planning to Report to Iowa Next Week

Manny Ramirez was at Fenway Park on Wednesday to attend the 10-year celebration of the Red Sox 2004 World Series Championship. While Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were not in attendance for Wednesday’s festivities at Fenway, Epstein and Hoyer were invited back for an organization dinner on Tuesday night to honor the ’04 team. Ramirez […]

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Jason McLeod Discussed the Cubs and the Upcoming Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during the Front Office (MLB Network Radio/SiriusXM Radio) on Sunday morning to discuss the upcoming draft. McLeod talked about the draft room, the process the Cubs use to make the decisions on which players to select in the draft, how many players he’s seen, his responsibilities and […]

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The Daily CCO: Happy Memorial Day and Manny Ramirez

Happy Memorial Day from ChicagoCubsOnline … a tip of the cap to all of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom It’s safe to say the Cubs shocked the baseball world when the team announced Sunday that Theo Epstein and Manny Ramirez put their past behind them and Ramirez […]

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Blue Jays GM Doesn’t Deny Interest in Jeff Samardzija

Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Blue Jays were no longer interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija. Rosenthal explained during the off-season the Cubs asked for RHP Drew Hutchinson in a deal for Samardzija, and either one of the top two pitching prospects in the Jays system, RHP Aaron Sanchez or RHP Marcus Stroman. The Jays […]

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Cubs Hire Manny Ramirez as a Player-Coach for Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced Sunday morning that the team has hired Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa. Ramirez inked a minor league contract with the Cubs and Theo Epstein made the announcement. Theo Epstein made a point to say, “While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs Major […]

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Updates on Edwards and Tseng, Minor Signings and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jaron Madison, Cubs Farm Director, provided an update Thursday on C.J. Edwards. Madison said Edwards has begun a throwing program at the Cubs complex in Mesa and the Cubs are “shooting for around the All-Star break” for him to return. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, Edwards probably could have pitched through the fatigue […]

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