An Optimistic Arrieta, PFPs and News from Day Two of Cubs Camp

The Chicago Cubs held their first official workout of the spring Friday at Cubs Park. Several pitchers not only completed bullpen sessions but there was pitchers fielding practice, always one of the first signs that Spring Training is actually underway. There is apparently no shortage of cameras at the Cubs new facility, at least according […]

From the Wire: Reds Claim RHP Brett Marshall and Twins Claim LHP Brooks Raley Off Waivers from Cubs

The Cubs made two roster moves on Wednesday, and both were expected but not at the same time. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Cubs placed RHP Brett Marshall on waivers and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for Marshall on their roster, the Reds designated […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/10/14

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fourth year, the Down on the Farm Report returns to a popular feature entitled Bubble Players and Bubble Busters. […]

The Calm Before and Other Cubs News and Notes

The first Friday of the New Year is in the books and teams continue to work on their rosters with Spring Training just around the corner. And what ended up being a quiet week should change in the coming days. The Hall of Fame debate continued and with the announcement only four days away (Jan. […]

Cubs Sign LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Paul Sullivan, the Cubs signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract that should include a non-roster invite to Spring Training. Sullivan reported the deal includes incentives if he is added to the 40-man roster. When news surfaced last Sunday the Cubs were targeting Jonathan Sanchez, the front office […]

Cubs Pencil in a Closer with the Signing of Jose Veras

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have a veteran arm to pitch in the back of their bullpen to start the season. The Cubs agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jose Veras that carries $4 million in guaranteed money. And Veras’ deal is one that could benefit the Cubs beyond the 2014 season […]

Cubs Reportedly Targeting LHP Jonathan Sanchez

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs are targeting lefty Jonathan Sanchez and are just one of several teams interested in signing the southpaw. The Cubs are looking at Jonathan Sanchez as more of a reliever than a starter according to the report.

Yankees Reportedly Interested in Barney, Cubs Continue to Wait on Tanaka

Bruce Levine reported on Saturday morning the Yankees interest in Darwin Barney may pickup with Omar Infante no longer available after signing with the Kansas City Royals. Levine has been consistent with his reporting of the Yankees interest in Barney and indicated during his Hot Stove Show on The Score that those talks could move […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: The Cubs Are Not Just Hanging Out in Orlando

2013 Winter Meetings – Day Three The Cubs continued laying the groundwork for future trades and possible free agent signings on Wednesday. Theo Epstein indicated the team has offers out to free agent starters and relievers plus a trade on the table for a position player. Theo Epstein addressed the Cubs lack of activity at […]

Cubs Looking for a Southpaw and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been upfront about their desire to add pitching to the roster this winter. The Cubs are thought to be looking at starters Scott Baker, Josh Johnson and Phil Hughes while trying to improve the bullpen in the process. The Cubs are reportedly in the market to add a lefty […]