Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). And McLeod spent quite a bit of time discussing Javier Baez and what he thought the young infielder learned last season. Kris Bryant and C.J. Edwards were […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Night for Baez after a Busy Day for the Cubs

Javier Baez notched his first three-hit game in Winter Ball on Friday night in Santurce’s 7-2 win over Caguas. Baez started at shortstop, hit third and went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Baez struck out in his other at bat. Javier Baez is 8-for-18 in five games […]

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The Cubs Have Too Many Catchers

The Cubs had a rather busy Friday. Among the moves, the front office acquired two backstops, one officially and one the team has agreed to terms with on a two-year contract. With the addition of Ryan Lavarnway, who the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Dodgers, there are four catchers on the 40-man roster. And […]

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LHP Craig Breslow Reportedly Deciding Between Cubs and Red Sox – Update: Agreed to Terms with Red Sox

Updated 8:03pm CST – According to a report from Rob Bradford, LHP Craig Breslow has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract. Updated 8:55pm CST – According to a report from Pete Abraham, Craig Breslow and the Red Sox have not reached an agreement yet, but the two sides are optimistic […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a Two-Year Contract with David Ross

According to multiple reports and Nick Cafardo confirmed with David Ross, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the veteran catcher for $5 million. The additions of David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway point to the Cubs working on a trade that would include Welington Castillo. With the four roster moves on Friday, […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Claim Ryan Lavarnway, Shane Peterson Off Waivers and DFA Donn Roach, Logan Watkins

The Cubs announced four roster moves Friday afternoon. The team claimed C/1B Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To make room on the 40-man roster for Lavarnway and Peterson, the Cubs designated RHP Donn Roach and INF/OF Logan Watkins for assignment. The Cubs […]

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Cubs Reportedly Claim OF/1B Shane Peterson Off Waivers from Oakland

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have claimed OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 26-year old lefty hitting outfielder/first baseman played last season with Triple-A Sacramento. Peterson batted .308/.381/.460 in 137 games with 40 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for a .841 OPS. Over seven minor […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Announce Signing RHP Jason Motte to One-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official on Friday morning and announced signing RHP Jason Motte to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to multiple reports, Jason Motte and the Cubs agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $4.5 million. The deal includes an incentives package worth $2.5 million based […]

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The Daily CCO: Extension Talks with Jake Arrieta Still a Possibility this Off-Season

Jake Arrieta is coming off a career-year. Arrieta emerged as the top starter on the Cubs staff and posted a 10-5 record in 25 starts with a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 2.26 FIP. Arrieta struck out 167 batters with 41 walks in 156 2/3 innings. Arrieta has been very good with the Cubs under […]

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