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Report: Chicago Cubs are in “active” talks with pitcher Yu Darvish

The talk surrounding Yu Darvish is starting to heat up. On Monday it was reported that the Milwaukee Brewers offered a contract to the free agent pitcher, hoping they could land him and improve their chances at winning the NL Central next year. But honors later something interesting happened. The Chicago Cubs signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league deal. Gimenez spent time with the Texas Rangers, ser ...

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Willson Contreras full of confidence at annual Cubs Convention

Willson Contreras is just full of confidence. The catcher is entering his third season in MLB and is coming off a solid 2017 campaign in which he established himself as one of the top players at his position in the National League. But Contreras isn't settling for just being one of the top players. Instead, he wants to be the best. At the annual Cubs Convention over the weekend, Contreras talked about how h ...

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Bobbleheads, Kerry Wood flag highlight 2018 Chicago Cubs promotional schedule

The Chicago Cubs will return to action in March as they open the 2018 season on the road in Miami. They will open up their 2018 home schedule in April, which means more promotions for fans attending games. At the annual Chicago Cubs convention that took place last week, the tentative 2018 promotional schedule was revealed and it's headlined by some awesome bobbleheads. The Cubs had several World Series cham ...

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Chicago Cubs avoid arbitration with Kyle Hendricks, Tommy La Stella and Justin Wilson

The 2018 Cubs Convention officially kicks off on Friday night, giving fans a taste of the upcoming Chicago Cubs season. It's a time and place for fans to gather to show their fandom, get the latest on the team, more info on Wrigley Renovations, meet players and play games. But before all of that can start, there's some business to take care of. On Friday morning, the Cubs officially avoided arbitration with ...

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2018 MLB Season: Some start times for Chicago Cubs and White Sox announced

It's close to 50 degrees in Chicago as we write this in January and the weather has us ready for baseball season. While first pitch for the 2018 MLB Season isn't until the end of March, we did receive some news regarding both Chicago teams. The Chicago Cubs will open their 2018 campaign on the road against Miami and will do so as part of ESPN's Opening Day coverage. First pitch for the game was officially a ...

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Report: Cleveland Indians willing to trade Danny Salazar

The Chicago Cubs are in the market for another starting pitcher and there hasn't been a ton of movement on both free agents Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta recently. But there is always the trade route. It was reported that the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians had discussed a deal that would involve starter Danny Salazar. Now, a few weeks later it appears as if the Indians are serious about trading him. Accord ...

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Chicago Cubs are willing to bring back Jake Arrieta but with a catch

The Chicago Cubs are still attempting to improve their starting rotation in this MLB offseason. They struck a deal to land Tyler Chatwood as a backend piece to their rotation and they will likely add at least one more pitcher. With both John Lackey and Jake Arrieta being free agents, the Cubs had two holes in their rotation. They will return Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and even possible backen ...

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Chicago Cubs meeting with Yu Darvish went “very good”, is there another coming?

The news broke on Monday that Chicago Cubs officials Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were meeting with free agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish, showing their continued pursuit of a starter to add to their rotation. Following that meeting, Darvish sent out a tweet detailing how the meeting went. https://twitter.com/faridyu/status/942960981008887808 As you can see, the tweet is in Japanese. But from gathering vario ...

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Report: Cubs have had talks with Indians for Danny Salazar

The Chicago Cubs are looking to make a move for a cost-controlled starter this offseason and that guy just might be Danny Salazar. According to 670 The Score and CBS Chicago's Bruce Levine, the Cubs have had a discussion about the right handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. The 27-year-old would fill a big void in the Cubs rotation for the future. https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/94092294525752 ...

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Chicago Cubs agree to deal with Drew Smyly

The Chicago Cubs made another move to land a pitcher on Tuesday night when they announced the signing of Drew Smyly. The left-handed pitcher will join the Cubs on a two-year deal that is worth $10M with incentives that could earn him $7M more according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/940764074526347264 Smyly likely wont pitch at all in 2018 after having Tommy John S ...

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