The Cubs’ success in 2017 will result in some pricing changes for ’18 season ticket holders, who received an email Thursday detailing the renewal process.
As expected, Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis both rejected the Cubs’ qualifying offers on Thursday, although the team was expected to stay in contact with both pitchers’ agents about a possible return.
Could John Lackey return to the Cubs? General manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday they’ll talk to Lackey, who apparently isn’t done after 15 seasons and wants to keep pitching.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said this will be a “challenging offseason” as the team tries to fill the pitching vacancies created by the departure of free agents Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Wade Davis.
It’s no secret the Cubs are in the market to acquire more pitching, and Alex Cobb apparently would like to be considered as an option.
Brandon Hyde will return to the Cubs’ dugout in 2018, switching from first-base coach to manager Joe Maddon’s bench coach.
The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo received the prestigious Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award from the Major League Baseball Players Association, presented during the Players Choice Awards on Wednesday.
With Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis exploring free agency, it’s no secret that the Cubs are looking for rotation and bullpen help. And if they are looking to overhaul their roster via trade — as opposed to free agency — the Giants appear to be a solid match.
Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward won his fifth Rawlings National League Gold Glove Award on Tuesday.
It will be a busy offseason for the Cubs, who not only have some holes in the roster to fill on the roster but also spots on manager Joe Maddon’s coaching staff.
The Cubs continued to stock up on pitching on Monday by claiming right-hander Cory Mazzoni off waivers from the Padres and selecting the contract of right-hander Matt Carasiti from Triple-A Iowa. They assigned outfielder Leonys Martin outright to Triple-A.