Category: Chicago Cubs

Cubs July 20 Minors Recap

Pitching was the theme on Thursday night as Brett Anderson, rehabbing in Tennessee, had his best outing since going on the DL and LH Rob Zastryzny went four innings in his start in Mesa. South Bend’s Bryan Hudson showed why the Cubs drafted him out of high school while relievers Scott Effross and Dakota Mekkes

Verlander Drawing Interest from Contenders

It’s that time of year once again, where seemingly no players in the MLB are safe from being traded. The most recent source of news from the trade deadline comes regarding Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.  Despite his ridiculously large contract, Verlander is drawing interest from the Brewers, Astros, and Cubs. According to Anthony Fenech of

Cubs July 17 Minors Recap

Kyle Hendricks was perfect in his second rehab start. The Cubs right-hander retired all 15 hitters he faced on Monday night, blanking Mobile for five innings. Hendricks fanned three in the efficient 63-pitch outing. He should be joining the Cubs rotation and could get a start this weekend. Hendricks has been on the disabled list since

Cubs July 16 Minors Recap

Carson Sands returned to the mound in a non-rehab capacity for the first time in 2017 after having surgery during the off-season for bone spurs in his throwing elbow. It was a rough return for the lefty, throwing 61 pitches over two plus innings and ending with a line of 2 IP, 4 H, 7 ER,

SOURCE: Neu to add Jackson to staff

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, new California head baseball coach Mike Neu is expected to announce the first hire of his new staff on Monday: Former Bears outfielder Noah Jackson. Jackson will serve as his hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, the source said. Jackson was a baseball operations assistant for the Bears in 2014, and a volunteer

Cubs Pursuing Sonny Gray

Days after the Chicago Cubs made a blockbuster move in which they acquired Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox, the starting rotation may be looking at another possible addition. According to Jon Morosi of, the Chicago Cubs have been showing interest in A’s starting pitcher Sonny Gray. However, is it likely that the

Cubs July 13 Minors Recap

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa @ Colorado Springs—Rained Out Thursday night’s game was rained out and will be made up as part of a double header on Saturday. Williams Perez (5-7, 5.25 ERA) gets the ball on Friday night.  Southern League—AA—Tennessee 4, Mobile (Angels) 3—11 innings For the second night in a row, Tennessee won on a walk-off

Cubs Acquire Jose Quintana

Last week, I predicted that the Chicago White Sox would trade Jose Quintana to the Milwaukee Brewers for a package including Brett Phillips, Josh Hader and Ryan Cordell at the center. Well, I was wrong. While Quintana will go to the NL Central, he’s simply going across town. The Chicago Cubs acquired Quintana for outfielder Eloy Jimenez, right-hander Dylan Cease and infielders