| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:28 AM
What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:13 AM
KODAK, TENN — The last of the original "Core Four" prospects to make it through the Cubs' system is likely to be center fielder Albert Almora, the initial first-round draft pick of the new regime in 2012.
By the time Almora makes it —...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event.
Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:04 AM
MESA, Ariz. — C.J. Edwards was scared for one of the few times in his successful career.
One month after pitching in his first major league exhibition game and embarking on a successful start at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs' top pitching...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs.
"I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — Only one year into his professional career, Cubs prospect Kris Bryant leads the Southern League in home runs, RBIs, batting average, hits, runs, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits and total bases....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Former Missouri State pitcher Pierce Johnson officially signed with the Chicago Cubs Monday afternoon. The 6'3" 21-year old was selected 43rd overall in last weeks MLB amateur draft.
"I wanted to get out and play," said Johnson. ...