Category: Cubs

Buddy Bailey Takes Over

Buddy Bailey Takes Over
As the press gathered on a sunny media day in South Bend, they were greeted by a new sight. Emerging from the dugout was the leathery visage of Buddy Bailey, like a well broken-in baseball mitt. As Bailey gathered his team in a semicircle behind him and had them introduce themselves to the crowd, a... Read more »

Ian Happ Will Begin the Season in AAA

Ian Happ Will Begin the Season in AAA
In what has to come as a big surprise to most observers, Manager Joe Maddon announced Ian Happ will begin the year in AAA Iowa. Happ has struggled mightily this spring with a batting average currently sitting at .135. After a very good rookie season, the versatile outfielder/infielder struggled in 2018 to a .233 average... Read more »

Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs

Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs
The Cubs finally added a lefty to the bullpen mix signing Xavier Cedeño to a one-year deal Tuesday. According to the Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, the contract is valued at $900,000 and is not guaranteed. The Cubs opened camp hoping to add another reliever who would fit within their budget and landed Xavier Cedeño with a... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 17

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 17
Good morning, and welcome to Cubs Den’s final coverage of Cubs in the off-season leagues. In today’s report, the Mexican Pacific and Australian Baseball Leagues crown champions while Cubs Den names their Player and Pitcher of the Winter. Cubs Den Player of the Winter Nico Hoerner, INF Almost as soon as his name was announced as their first... Read more »

Caribbean World Series Preview

Caribbean World Series Preview
A last-minute change has the Caribbean World Series taking place in Panama this year, as teams are preparing for a ten-game round-robin to begin on Monday. With the change in venue, Toros de Herrera from Panama have been invited to participate. Here is a preview of the tournament, with the finals on February 10.  Cuba... Read more »

Cubs sign reliever Tony Barnette

Cubs sign reliever Tony Barnette
The Cubs signed another veteran relief pitcher Friday, adding former Ranger Tony Barnette to a one-year deal for $750K. The contract also includes a reported $3M team option for the 2020 season. Cubs sign free agent reliever Tony Barnette to one-year deal plus option for 2020. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 1, 2019 The 35... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 16

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 16
Good Morning! As we enter into the final week of championships for Cubs in the off-season leagues prior to the Caribbean World Series, some Cub prospects are playing pivotal roles. To find out more, take a look inside today’s report. Mexican Pacific League Yaquis de Obregon The LMP championship series started on Monday with Obregon spotting... Read more »

Cubs Continue Adding Bullpen Depth: Sign Junichi Tazawa

Cubs Continue Adding Bullpen Depth: Sign Junichi Tazawa
The Cubs continued their concerted effort to add bullpen depth, signing Junichi Tazawa to a minor-league deal. Cubs sign reliever Junichi Tazawa to minor league deal. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) January 26, 2019 The 32 year-old came from Japan to the Red Sox in 2009 and was highly effective early in his career. He hasn’t... Read more »

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal
The Cubs added another veteran reliever Friday, agreeing to a minor-league deal with George Kontos. Kontos, an Illinois native. has played most of his career for the San Francisco Giants. Bruce Levine of 670 the Score was the first to break the news. Chicago Cubs and reliever George Kontos in agreement on minor league deal.... Read more »
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Cubs Sign Relief Pitcher Brad Brach

Cubs Sign Relief Pitcher Brad Brach
The Cubs made a veteran addition to their bullpen signing right-hander Brad Brach to a one-year deal Thursday. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported the deal as being valued at $4.35 million with an option for 2020 that could make the deal $9.5 million. Brach deal with #Cubs is at least $4.35M for one year, sources... Read more »