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Forget the Bat, Joe Maddon Values Javier Baez’s Defense

Forget the Bat, Joe Maddon Values Javier Baez’s Defense

Joe Maddon had excellent defensive second basemen in Tampa Bay. Can Javier Baez be that for the Cubs?

Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

MiLB, in partnership with MLB, will implement pace-of-game rules changes with penalties beginning May 1. The 20-second pitch clock is the big one.

Chicago Cubs Release Felix Doubront, Save Some Money

Chicago Cubs Release Felix Doubront, Save Some Money

By releasing Doubront today, the Cubs save about $1.45 million.

Pre-Gamin': Rockies v. Cubs, Cubs v. Reds (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Rockies v. Cubs, Cubs v. Reds (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

It’s a split squad day for the Cubs, with two good lineups put together from just one roster.

by March 28, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
The Fourth Cut is Just Jokisch: Lefty Eric Jokisch Optioned to AAA Iowa

The Fourth Cut is Just Jokisch: Lefty Eric Jokisch Optioned to AAA Iowa

The 25-year-old lefty is among the Cubs’ primary rotation depth at AAA Iowa.

Just About Done Discussing Call-Up Dates and Service Time and Other Bullets

Just About Done Discussing Call-Up Dates and Service Time and Other Bullets

The latest round of responses from Theo Epstein and Kris Bryant. Plus hurry, late April.

The Jeff Samardzija Homer Party: Soler, Castro, Coghlan, Rizzo (VIDEO)

The Jeff Samardzija Homer Party: Soler, Castro, Coghlan, Rizzo (VIDEO)

Four Cubs took Samardzija deep yesterday. Let’s watch and discuss.

by March 28, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, White Sox 3 – March 27, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, White Sox 3 – March 27, 2015

The Cubs weren’t so kind to Jeff Samardzija, taking him deep four times.

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Bringing Back the Cubs/Cardinals Rivalry

Bringing Back the Cubs/Cardinals Rivalry

The tide of the one-sided rivalry is turning, and 2015 could be a very different year.

by March 27, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Jeff Samardzija comes to Sloan Park to face the Cubs and the guy with whom he was traded.

by March 27, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

The conversation reaches all the way to the top.

Prospect Notes: Jimenez, Candelario, Zagunis, Almora, More

Prospect Notes: Jimenez, Candelario, Zagunis, Almora, More

There’s a chance that 18-year-old Eloy Jimenez will open the season with Low-A South Bend. Want.

Cubs Reportedly Looking for Pitching, Could Try to Get it for Welington Castillo

Cubs Reportedly Looking for Pitching, Could Try to Get it for Welington Castillo

Injuries have taken their toll on the Cubs’ rotational depth – could there be a connection to a possible Castillo deal?

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Wrigley Rooftop Owner Indicted for Fraud, Allegedly Withheld Money from Cubs

Wrigley Rooftop Owner Indicted for Fraud, Allegedly Withheld Money from Cubs

The accused is the owner of Skybox on Sheffield, one of the rooftops currently suing the Cubs.

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Jon Lester’s Minor League Start Went All Right By All Accounts

Jon Lester’s Minor League Start Went All Right By All Accounts

So far, so good. No one is guaranteeing anything for Opening Night just yet, though.

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Olt’s Glove is Truly Impressive, and He’s Still Got the Bat and Other Bullets

Mike Olt’s Glove is Truly Impressive, and He’s Still Got the Bat and Other Bullets

Is the glove good enough to make him the starter on April 5? In May? He’s sure looking good right now.

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 8, Cubs 4 – March 26, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 8, Cubs 4 – March 26, 2015

Much to discuss after this one, even though it was a loss.

by March 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
WATCH: Mike Olt and Travis Wood Go Deep, Addison Russell and Javier Baez Play Slick D

WATCH: Mike Olt and Travis Wood Go Deep, Addison Russell and Javier Baez Play Slick D

This has been a fun game, regardless of the score. Three very interesting highlights already.

by March 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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