Category: Transactions

Cubs reclaim Mazzoni off waivers; Sign Coghlan to Minor League deal

Cubs reclaim Mazzoni off waivers; Sign Coghlan to Minor League deal
Remember when the Cubs, Rangers and Phillies shuffled David Rollins between their organizations several times in November-December of 2016, all in an effort to stash the lefty reliever in AAA? I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t, because it was the offseason, and it… well it involved David Rollins, an obscure LOOGY. But it happened,... Read more »

Justin Grimm released or Grimm Endings or Grimm Released from Organization or Grimm Tidings or

Justin Grimm released or Grimm Endings or Grimm Released from Organization or Grimm Tidings or
Thank you, @GrimmReaper_52, for your time as a Cub and for helping bring a World Series title to Chicago. #Championpic.twitter.com/YvhfO72v3q — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 15, 2018 Those words were sent out at around 3:30 PM yesterday, and it took me until now to come up with the title of this post. The guy invites... Read more »

Grimm Choice or Help Wanted? (or What Lame Pun Do I Get to Make Through April?)

Grimm Choice or Help Wanted? (or What Lame Pun Do I Get to Make Through April?)
This has been described as a low drama spring for the Cubs. The roster has been virtually set since the Yu Darvish signing in mid February. The only real questions were who would be the back up catcher, and who would be given the prestigous role of 13th pitcher in Joe Maddon’s staff. The decisions... Read more »
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The Frozen Hot Stove

The Frozen Hot Stove
Mother Nature has provided the perfect metaphor for this offseason with the deep freeze this past week. It is hard to talk about much else since one of our favorite pastimes in the winter months has been so boring, but it isn’t just our imagination that this previous year’s activity was different. # of @mlbtraderumors... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8
The Cubs system was sparsely represented this week in the winter leagues, but did include an outstanding performance from pitcher Williams Perez. This week’s report also saw the Cubs debut of newly signed left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez.   Dominican Winter League Toros del Este Dominican Winter League basement dwellers Este got a lift on Saturday... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4
Good morning, and welcome to Week 4! In today’s addition we learn that the Cubs’ organization has some additions to the winter leagues. Iowa Cubs pitcher has Williams Perez has joined Cardenales de Lara, while Tennessee Smokies Gioskar Amaya and Yasiel Balaguert are with Navagantes de Magallanes and Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan... Read more »
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Cubs announce first round of September call ups and acquire Leonys Martin from Seattle

Cubs announce first round of September call ups and acquire Leonys Martin from Seattle
UPDATE: Rob Zastryzny was not added to the roster today and will likely have to wait until the Iowa season concludes. Leonys Martin will also not be added right away so only two 40-man roster moves were necessary. The club has designated Seth Frankoff and Jose Rosario for assignment to make room for Dillon Maples and... Read more »

Cubs Add Rene Rivera Off Waivers

Cubs Add Rene Rivera Off Waivers
#Cubs today claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the #Mets. RHP Aaron Brooks has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/qfe5BMWpAt — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 19, 2017 The Cubs made a move today to continue to maximize the 25 man roster spots. Veteran backup catcher Rene Rivera was placed on waivers by the Mets and... Read more »

The Sanity of the Jose Quintana Deal

The Sanity of the Jose Quintana Deal
So that happened. It is so nice to see everyone in town getting along so well. This trade just made so much sense for both sides of town. I just never thought it would happen. Thankfully, the GM on the south side is more interested in building an organization rather than about crosstown silliness. The... Read more »
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Managing Expectations and Being a Fan

Managing Expectations and Being a Fan
I first wanted to thank you all for welcoming me with open arms to Cubs Den. I’ve read this site for a number of years and it’s truly awesome to be a part of it. The Chicago Cubs online community is an awesome one. You all should be proud to be a part of it.... Read more »