Cubs Player Profile: RHP Adam Warren

Adam Warren could be a valuable addition to the Cubs’ pitching staff. The front office acquired the 28-year old right-hander from the Yankees, along with INF Brendan Ryan, two weeks ago for 2B Starlin Castro. Warren was first connected to the Cubs last summer as the front office explored ways to shore up the backend […]

Cubs Building a Versatile Pitching Staff

The Cubs have placed an emphasis on versatility throughout the organization. The front office would like its players to have experience at multiple positions by the time they reach the big leagues. But the Cubs not only value position player versatility, the front office also sees the importance of pitchers having the flexibility to perform […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed the Cubs off-season a week before the holidays. Outside of a couple of smaller moves, the Cubs could be done making changes to the roster this off-season. Theo Epstein did not rule out making […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Clayton Richard, Tender Contracts to Six Arbitration Eligible Players

The Cubs tendered contracts to six of the nine arbitration eligible players, including RHP Jake Arrieta and LHP Travis Wood, avoided arbitration with LHP Rex Brothers and LHP Clayton Richard and non-tendered RHP Ryan Cook and LHP Jack Leathersich. The Cubs tendered contracts for the 2016 season to all but one of the automatic renewal players […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Big Helping of Rumors with Lots of Leftovers

The extra-long Holiday Weekend was filled with more rumors than actually movement throughout the game. That was until Sunday morning when news surfaced the Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann had agreed to terms on a five-year, $110 million contract. One possible option for the Cubs to upgrade the rotation was taken off the board with […]

Cubs Face Tough Decision with Travis Wood

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players under club control for next season. There are nine arbitration eligible players currently on the 40-man roster. The front office has not given any indications that a player will be non-tendered and become a free agent, and that includes LHP Travis Wood. Travis […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Bullpen

In our last installment, we analyzed a starting pitching staff that despite a lack of depth was one of the best in all of baseball. While their accomplishments were impressive, what may be even better was a bullpen that finished eighth in overall ERA at 3.38 with 20 pitchers and two position players making at […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Starting Rotation

The Chicago Cubs surprised many across baseball by finishing with 97 wins, third most in all of baseball. The ascension of young hitters like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo take much of the credit, but the pitching as a staff deserve more praise. As a whole, ten players made a start […]

Arbitration Eligible Players Will Put a Pretty Big Dent in Cubs Available Payroll for 2016

The Cubs have 10 players eligible for salary arbitration. Jake Arrieta is the biggest of the group and will receive the largest pay increase. Chris Coghlan, Justin Grimm, Jonathan Herrera, Clayton Richard, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden, Justin Turner and Travis Wood are arbitration eligible for the 2016 season. The deadline to tender contracts to […]

Well, That’s It Boys … Great Season! Cubs Lose Game 4 of NLCS – Mets 8, Cubs 3

National League Championship Series Game 4 – Cubs 3, Mets 8 WP – Bartolo Colon (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1) Save – None The Cubs season came to an end Wednesday night as the Mets completed the four-game sweep of the NLCS and advanced to the World Series. The Cubs were unable to slow […]