It was released Thursday afternoon that the organization had finally cut ties with reliever Justin Grimm. The 29-year-old was one of the longest tenured Cubs players after being acquired from the Texas Rangers in the 2010 Matt Garza deal that also brought Carl Edwards Jr, Mike Olt, and Neil Ramirez to the North Side. Continue reading
Another week has gone by and more cuts have been made as we get closer to Opening Day. On Tuesday, the Cubs cut nine more players from the big league camp. Of the list, two were non-roster invitees and the others were all players that are currently occupying spots on the 40-man roster. Continue reading
Tell a friend. The man who was once acquired by the Cubs as a part of the Alfonso Soriano deal is set to make his return to the diamond on Saturday. According to his Twitter account, he will be throwing to live hitters for the first time since his Tommy John Surgery that kept him off the field for the entirety of the 2017 season. Continue reading
The Cubs cut the number of bodies in their Major League camp down by quite a few on Friday morning, with the first round of cuts having no surprises involved. The first guys to make their way out of big league camp and head over with their minor league buddies are typically guys that had no real shot of making the MLB Opening Day roster and guys that will start in Double-A. Continue reading
By January 25th the baseball world is typically focused on the upcoming Spring Training schedule for all 30 MLB teams. This year, those thoughts have been overshadowed by the free agent market that is still completely in play as most of the big names have yet to find a new home. While we may still be focused on offseason tasks, teams are still moving on with their organizational duties. Continue reading
Friday was the day of deals for the Cubs arbitration-eligible players. Instead of working out contracts in arbitration hearings, the Cubs sided with signing Kris Bryant, Justin Wilson, Kyle Hendricks, Addison Russell, and Tommy La Stella to one year deals. Justin Grimm is the only eligible player to not sign a new deal so far. Continue reading
The free agent market has been ice cold this year, but that has not stopped the Cubs from making a flurry of minor moves to shore up their pitching depth going into the 2018 season. They may not be flashy transactions, but as we all know, it is much more than just the Opening Day roster that makes an impact throughout the season.
It is often the pitchers that start the season as the number seven or eight starter in the organization or the pitcher stuck in a middle relief role in Iowa that end up playing crucial roles for the team in the dead of the summer. Continue reading