This has been rumored for months, and today the Cubs have signed Dominican shortstop prospect Cristian Hernandez: $3 million is the largest bonus the Cubs have ever given to a 17-year-old amateur from the Dominican Republic. Per this article by Jesse Sanchez at MLB.com, the Cubs still have a bit more than $2 million remaining to sign international free agents.
on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Today in baseball history: 1888 - The Texas League is organized when the following six cities are awarded franchises: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, and San Antonio.
Saturday — Meet Cubs management, 8-9 a.m. Jed Hoyer makes his debut as Cubs president and explains the difficulties of following in the footsteps of Theo Epstein without a general manager to bounce ideas off of, while also reminding fans “one eye is on the present and one eye is on the future. NBC Sports Chicago host David Kaplan follows with a rebuttal.