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Keith Law ranks Chicago Cubs farm system #1 in baseball

ESPN's Keith Law has released his annual MLB farm system rankings for all 30 MLB teams and there's a familiar face at the top. Law ranks the Cubs system #1 in baseball led by star prospects Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber. It's not really a surprise the Cubs have the #1 system, especially after acquiring shortstop prospect Russell last season from Oakland. Chicago has already se ...

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Recapping the 2015 Chicago Cubs Convention

Ah, what a weekend. The Chicago Cubs hosted their 30th annual Cubs Convention this weekend and something was just different about it. The atmosphere was unlike any other convention since 2008 or 2009 and that's a good thing. It means excitements in the air and the fans are ready to hear "Play Ball" on April 5th. I attended the Cubs Convention this year to get some more insight on the team, front office and ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire outfielder Dexter Fowler

https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/557201003876216833 The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros according to a report by Bruce Levine. The speculation of Fowler to the Cubs began last week and now the Cubs look like they may have their guy. In return, the Cubs will give up infielder Luis Valbuena and  minor league pitcher Dan Straily.  The Cubs acqui ...

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Anthony Rizzo guarantees the Cubs win the NL Central this year

https://twitter.com/Schumouse/status/555823238635208704 Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo just made the prediction of the year so far. Rizzo spoke with the media at Jacob Elementary School as part of a stop on the Cubs Caravan Thursday, and he had some big words. Rizzo guaranteed the Cubs would make the playoffs this season as NL Central Champions. "We're going to win the N.L.. Central and you can qu ...

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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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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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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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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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