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Chicago Cubs Decline 2012 Option on Jeff Samardzija, But He’ll Stay with the Cubs

Chicago Cubs Decline 2012 Option on Jeff Samardzija, But He’ll Stay with the Cubs

The move will save the Cubs a little green for 2012.

Chicago Cubs Pick Up Aramis Ramirez’s 2012 Option, Ramirez Opts to Become Free Agent

Chicago Cubs Pick Up Aramis Ramirez’s 2012 Option, Ramirez Opts to Become Free Agent

Ramirez is unlikely to return to the Cubs in 2012, and may have played his last game as a Cub.


Ryan Dempster Exercises 2012 Option for $14 Million

Ryan Dempster Exercises 2012 Option for $14 Million

Dempster will return to the Cubs in 2012 for a cool $14 million.

Carlos Zambrano Officially Back on the Roster, Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter Designated for Assignment

Carlos Zambrano Officially Back on the Roster, Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter Designated for Assignment

Zambrano is still not expected to return to the Cubs in 2012, though. Berg and Schlitter were organizational filler at this point.

Steve Clevenger and Rafael Dolis to Chicago

Steve Clevenger and Rafael Dolis to Chicago

Another couple “youngsters” set to join the Cubs in Chicago, but you might not actually see much of them on the field.

Complete 2011 Chicago Cubs Draft Roundup

Complete 2011 Chicago Cubs Draft Roundup

Everyone’s signing status, bonus amounts, who was overslot, and analysis of the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 draft. Yup – it’s long. But, given the state of the Cubs, it should put a smile on your face.

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Baez, Vogelbach, Dunston and Maples

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Baez, Vogelbach, Dunston and Maples

Each gets first round money, with Baez and Maples getting well over $2 million apiece. A scout offers his thoughts on Maples and Vogelbach.


Report: Dillon Maples Has Indeed Signed With Cubs (Update)

Report: Dillon Maples Has Indeed Signed With Cubs (Update)

Report says Maples has signed for “huge” money with the Chicago Cubs.

Draft Update: Reports Say Cubs Have Signed Baez, Vogelbach and Urban

Draft Update: Reports Say Cubs Have Signed Baez, Vogelbach and Urban

Cubs have locked up first, second, and 41st rounders, according to various reports.

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Gretzky (Again), Dunston and Jacquez Continue to Dance

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Gretzky (Again), Dunston and Jacquez Continue to Dance

Gretzky is now officially signed, but uncertainty continues to surround the Cubs’ other overslot picks.

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Rock Shoulders, Trevor Gretzky Goes to “Unsigned,” and What About Dan Vogelbach?

Draft Update: Cubs Sign Rock Shoulders, Trevor Gretzky Goes to “Unsigned,” and What About Dan Vogelbach?

25th round high school first baseman Shoulders gets 3rd round money, Trevor Gretzky is now technically unsigned, and does the status of either affect the possible signing of second round first baseman Dan Vogelbach?


Chicago Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Yoannis Negrin

Chicago Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Yoannis Negrin

Negrin appears to be a 27-year-old right-handed reliever. But, as strange as it sounds, it’s hard to be sure.

Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects

Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects

Abreu is a 21-year-old OF with upside, and Carlton Smith is a 25-year-old reliever with… arms. Legs, too, I’d imagine.

Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Seventh Round Pick Trevor Gretzky

Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Seventh Round Pick Trevor Gretzky

Yes, he’s the son of that Gretzky. More importantly, he was thought to be very hard to sign.

Chicago Cubs Sign Dave Bush to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Dave Bush to a Minor League Deal

Bush was booted by the Rangers earlier this year.