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Report: Chicago Cubs sign David Ross

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Chicago Cubs will sign catcher David Ross to a 2-year, $5 million deal. The former Red Sox catcher was mulling a decision to return to the team or join a new team. Earlier reports suggested that Ross could sign with the Padres, who just acquired Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The 37-year-old catcher hit just .184 for the Red Sox last year in 171 plate ap ...

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New Cubs pithcer Jon Lester appears on Sports Illustrated

Jon Lester is already a star in Chicago. Just a week after it was announced the Cubs and the free agent pitcher agreed to a six-year deal worth $155 million, the hype surrounding the team has skyrocketed. Now Lester is set to appear on the new issue of Sports Illustrated dawning a Cubs hat as he stares into your eyes. The cover reads "The Lester Factor" and details how the Cubs odds to win the World Series ...

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Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester

The Jon Lester watch is over and the Chicago Cubs have their man. Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal has reported that Jon Lester has agreed to a 6-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs. Lester was mulling between the Cubs, Red Sox and Giants for days. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Giants were out, leaving just the Cubs and Red Sox hoping to sign the star pitchers. In the end, it was the Cubs getting their ...

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Cubs, Diamondbacks finalizing deal for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks, with some sources saying the deal is "all but done." Diamondbacks beat reporter Nick Piecoro reports that the Cubs will give up tow lower level pitching prospects for the catcher. One of those prospects is Jefferson Mejia.  The 20-year-old pitcher hasn't made it out of rookie ball yet but has a lot of upside. https ...

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Report: Jon Lester to choose between Cubs and Giants

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Jon Lester sweepstakes could be coming to an end soon. Rosenthal tweeted out that Lester will choose between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, barring a late change. ESPN also reported that a decision by Lester is expected by Tuesday. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/542070354068258816 ...

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Chicago Cubs sign Jason Hammel

Jason Hammel will officially return to the Chicago Cubs. Today the Cubs and Hammel agreed to a 2-year deal worth $20 million which includes a club option for 2017. Hammel gives the Cubs another back end starter for the rotation this season. Hammel returns to the Cubs after the team traded him and Jeff Samardzija last July to the Oakland Athletics for prospects Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and Dan Straily ...

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Report: Chicago Cubs offer $138M to Jon Lester

The Chicago Cubs are in pursuit of free agent pitcher Jon Lester and a decision could be made any day soon now. But the latest report from CBS's Jon Heyman states the Cubs offer to Lester currently stands at 6-years, $138M. Heyman also reports that the Red Sox are willing to go 6-years at $130M, as they too are also pursuing the free agent prize. There were reports earlier in the week by David Kaplan that h ...

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BWAA announce HOF ballot

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced their 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, which includes 17 first-time players and 17 hangover players. Looking at the ballot, there are A LOT of  first-year stars on the ballot, including Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. This does not include the holdover of players like Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, among others. This could be a big cl ...

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Ronnie Woo Woo getting his own bobblehead

Who doesn't love bobbleheads? Now a lifelong  Chicago Cubs fan is getting his very own bobblehead that will talk. Yes, Ronnie Woo Woo the guy yelling "Woo Woo" is getting a limited edition bobblehead that will be limited to only 5,000 and individually numbered. The bobblehead features Ronnie wearing a pinstripe jersey with "Ronnie" on the front and "Woo Woo" on the back. It gets better. You will be able to ...

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Cubs trade Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves

The Cubs announced Sunday that they have traded pitcher. Arodys Vizcaino, to the Atlanta Braves for infielder, Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also received Braves' No. 4 international signing bonus slot while Atlanta acquired slots 2, 3, and 4 from the Cubs. La Stella is left-handed hitting infielder who played in 93 games in 2014 as a rookie with the Braves. He batted .251 with a .328 on-base percentage. After ...

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