Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13
Good morning! The first week of the new year saw Cubs popping up everywhere in the off-season leagues. To see where the new faces showed up and how they fared, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido took some steps to separate from the field in round-robin play as... Read more »

Cubs Hire Mark Loretta and Bob Tewksbury to Fill Out Coaching Staff

Cubs Hire Mark Loretta and Bob Tewksbury to Fill Out Coaching Staff
The Cubs finalized their coaching staff on Wednesday hiring a new bench coach and mental skills coordinator. Brandon Hyde, bench coach in 2018, took the managerial job with the Baltimore Orioles last month. Darnell McDonald was the first person to hold the job of mental skills coordinator when it was created in 2015. Speculation about... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12
Good morning, and a Happy New Year to everyone at Cubs Den! As the regular season moves into the final weekend for Cubs in the off-season leagues, there have been some surprising appearances and re-appearances. For more information, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido improved their record to... Read more »
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Cubs Rumors: Heyward to Giants? Harper Watch

Cubs Rumors: Heyward to Giants? Harper Watch
Hope everyone had a good holiday whatever you celebrate. The Cubs hot stove is starting to show a flicker of heat. At least enough for me to write a new rumor article. The Bryce Harper to Cubs talk refuses to die, despite getting very little oxygen. With that in mind, scenarios to unload Jason Heyward’s... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11
Good morning! As the regular season wound down for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, a couple of major league veterans made their mark. For more details, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido A steady offensive output on Monday allowed Escogido to double-up Cibao for a 6-3 victory to... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 31: Jared Wyllys, Cubs FA Woes, and is Joe Maddon Gone in 2020?

The Den Podcast - Ep 31: Jared Wyllys, Cubs FA Woes, and is Joe Maddon Gone in 2020?
Jared joins me to talk about about the change in messaging from the Cubs since free agency started. We also touch on Joe Maddon’s tenure and (unfortunately) Addison Russell’s status. [Spoiler: it’s not uplifting]
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With an eye toward 2020 pitching depth, Cubs sign rehabbing starter Kendall Graveman

With an eye toward 2020 pitching depth, Cubs sign rehabbing starter Kendall Graveman
For the second year in a row the Cubs decide to bring in a pitcher currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Last year it was Drew Smyly on a guaranteed $10M deal over two years ($3M in 2018, $7M in 2019). This year they’ve chosen Kendall Graveman for a deal. It represents much less risk... Read more »

Addison Russell; Pat Hughes signs extension; Minor League deals

Addison Russell; Pat Hughes signs extension; Minor League deals
Further allegations against Addison Russell On Tuesday, the mother of one of Addison Russell’s children posted details on Instagram alleging the Cubs shortstop’s failure to pay child support. Screenshots from @MalEngstrom’s Instagram page detailing interactions with #AddisonRussell in regards to their daughter. She says she was paid about $600 of child support in quarters and... Read more »

Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso

Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso
After rumors last week, the Cubs have signed utility infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract. The contract was reported to be for $5 million with an option for a third year. According to Ken Rosenthal the contract could be worth as much as $8.25 million with incentives. Option for 2021 in Descalso’s contract with... Read more »
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Northside Nostalgia: 1930-40

Northside Nostalgia: 1930-40
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: 1870-1900 Part 3: 1900-1910 Part 4: 1910-1920 Part 5: 1920-1930 Called Shot? The Cubs carried over their success in 1929 to the 1930’s, eventually going to three World Series in the decade. Hack Wilson and Rogers Hornsby faded from the scene, but new stars emerged. 1932 was... Read more »