Category: Cubs

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 10

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 10
Good Morning! This week for Cubs in the off-season leagues has seen new additions, as the Cubs added Luis Lugo in the winter meetings while Victor Caratini joined the Roberto Clemente League. For more, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas Cibaenas was not able to take advantage of the rest they... Read more »

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin
The time has come, the annual MLB Winter Meetings got underway in Las Vegas on Monday. Four days in which team executives and player agents can meet and start serious negotiations for sought after free-agents. This week is when the hot stove reaches full temperature, so let’s check the rumor mill. Cubs Rumors GM Jed... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 9

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 9
Good morning! As the calendar turns to December, some of the half-season contracts for Cubs in the off-season leagues begin to expire, while others are heading home for the holidays. However, the games do go on and players like Ryan Court are looking for a chance to hook-up with an MLB team, quite possibly a... Read more »
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Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 7

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 7
Good morning! Week 7 saw some unlikely stars for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as Vimael Machin and Kwang-Min Kwon were practically unstoppable at the plate. For more information, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas In a close game on Tuesday, pitching mattered as Cibaenas dropped a 3-2 decision... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6
Good morning! While the sun set on the Arizona Fall League in the west in week 6 of Cubs in the off-season leagues, it rose both in the east and far east with the start of the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League. To see how thing both ended an began, take a... Read more »
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Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason

Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason
  As the GM Meetings get underway, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the peculiar beginning to this offseason for our favorite franchise. Not all the particular moves and news (Michael has been Johnny-on-the-spot with that, thanks again!) but more of an overview of what it could foretell going forward.... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 4

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 4
It was a busy Week 4 for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as 19 players saw action and the Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars Game. For all the details, take a look at today’s report. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Monday seems like a day that both Mesa and many Cubs... Read more »

To spree, or not to spree...

We all have things we look forward to in the spring. Pitchers and catchers reporting, the first televised game of spring, and of course Opening Day. An odd quirk I’ve had since my childhood is keeping my eyes on the dormant ivy, eagerly awaiting those first visible pops of green. That’s usually a few weeks... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1
Good morning, and welcome to Cubs Den’s comprehensive coverage of off-season baseball. Three leagues, the Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League, and Venezuelan Winter League, all began play this week. Note: Coverage runs from Sunday through Saturday. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Opening night on Tuesday saw the Solar Sox rally from a... Read more »