Category: News and Notes

Cubs set Opening Day 30-man roster

Cubs set Opening Day 30-man roster
40-Man Roster Moves Added to 40-Man: LHRP Rex Brothers, C Josh Phegley DFA: UT Robel Garcia To 45-Day IL: UT Daniel Descalso Opted Out of Playing in 2020: OF Mark Zagunis The Robel Garcia story was a lot of fun while it lasted. I’m unclear at this writing if Garcia has actually cleared waivers or... Read more »

Cubs add Kipnis to 40-man and other notes

Cubs add Kipnis to 40-man and other notes
Sometimes roster moves are inevitable. It has been clear for some time Jason Kipnis would be a member of the Chicago Cubs 2020 Opening Day roster. Coming in on a Minor League deal with an invite to spring training, Kipnis brought appeal as a reliable veteran presence, and most importantly as a proven left-handed bat... Read more »

Catching up on Cubs news and notes as season approaches

Catching up on Cubs news and notes as season approaches
It has been a long and winding road, there have been several times when I didn’t believe we would reach the goal, but the start of the 2020 MLB season is now within sight. I don’t know how I feel about it (we’ll get to that later), and I do expect we will see more... Read more »
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Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?

Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?
With MLB implementing a 60-game schedule set to kick off in late July, and the MLBPA signing off on a July 1st report start date for a three week ramp up for training, lets assume all of the health and safety protocols will be met and break down which 60 players the Cubs could bring... Read more »

Welcome (Back) to Chicago, Jason Kipnis

Welcome (Back) to Chicago, Jason Kipnis
The Cubs have signed former Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis to a minor league deal. Did you know that he’s from Chicago? Yes, that is sarcasm. Everyone knows he’s from Chicago (specifically, Northbrook), and everyone remembers the home run he hit off of John Lackey in Game 4 of the 2016 World Series. But he’s... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 17

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 17
Good morning! All the action in the off-season leagues this past week was Down-Under, as playoffs eliminated the opportunities for many Cubs prospects. For more scores and highlights, take a look inside. Australian Baseball League Canberra Cavalry After a week off due to the serious brushfires in Australia, Canberra was back in action on Wednesday... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16
Good morning! It was a somewhat abbreviated week of action in the off-season leagues due to the holiday and playoffs in the Dominican Republic, the Mexican Pacific League, Roberto Clemente League, and the Venezuelan Winter League. To see how the Cubs’ prospects are doing at the start of the new year, take a look inside! Roberto Clemente... Read more »

Plenty of action for Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft

Plenty of action for Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft
The Cubs were active in both phases of the Rule 5 Draft held this morning. They added one and lost two players in the MLB portion, before adding four while losing another two in the Minor League portion. No team had more players involved across the league. MLB Phase Add RHP Trevor Megill One of... Read more »

Cubs add four players to 40-man roster

Cubs add four players to 40-man roster
I’m not going to go into too much depth regarding the decisions to add Miguel Amaya, Tyson Miller and Zack Short to the 40-man roster yesterday. I covered the reasoning behind each in my preview of the Rule 5 deadline. In summary, Amaya is one of the Cubs top prospects, Miller is a near MLB-ready... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 9

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 9
Good Morning! This past week, the off-season leagues expanded with the opening of the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico. Adding to that, a few other Cubs prospects made their first mark in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. For more information, take a look inside! Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas Cibaenas needed some late inning... Read more »