The Daily CCO: Luis Valbuena on the Block? And Other Cubs News

There have been rumblings that Luis Valbuena could be acquired in the right deal and David Kaplan reported Tuesday the Giants “may kick the tires” on Luis Valbuena. Brian Sabean could be looking at Luis Valbuena as an option to fill the Giants hole at third base in the wake of Pablo Sandoval signing with […]

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Crane Kenney: It’s Time for the Cubs to Win

Toward the end of the Cubs first blogger forum Tuesday, Crane Kenney was asked what message he wanted to send to the fan base, the team’s President of Business Operations replied, “It’s time to win. It’s time to look at everything a little differently on the field. We want to be competitive and we want […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Reportedly Being Aggressive, Red Sox Make Top Priority

The Jon Lester Sweepstakes took it up a notch Tuesday after a report from David Kaplan indicated the Cubs offer to Jon Lester was for north of $135 million and at least for six years. The Sun-Times shot down Kaplan’s report, saying it was not accurate. Kaplan maintained his source is accurate and the Cubs […]

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Cubs Reportedly Make Significant Offer to Jon Lester of Six Years and North of $135 Million

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs made a significant offer to free agent LHP Jon Lester. David Kaplan reported during his radio show on 87.7 The Game that he understands the Cubs submitted an offer to Jon Lester north of $135 million and for six years. The Cubs are believed to be […]

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Report: Rays Would Not Keep Dave Martinez from Interviewing with Another Team

Updated 11:45am CST – According to a report from Bill Chastain, Dave Martinez has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night that the Rays “would not stand in Dave Martinez’s way if the Cubs or another club requested to interview him for a coaching position.” Could Martinez officially being able […]

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The Daily CCO: A Whole New Off-Season? The Hall of Fame Ballot and Cubs News and Rumors

The Red Sox created the headlines Monday with the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. And the consensus is that Boston’s moves will have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Sox not only have the farm system to make any trade Ben Cherington feels would benefit the big league club but he now has […]

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Jon Lester Update: Red Sox Shift Focus to Lester, Giants in the Mix

The free agent process continued Monday for Jon Lester as his former bosses in Boston changed baseball’s winter season within a 12 hour time period. Even with signing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have plenty of room on its payroll for Jon Lester’s contract. And Boston thinks the additions of Ramirez and […]

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Acquisition Cost for Cole Hamels Remains High

Cole Hamels is believed to be one of the backup options for the Cubs and the Red Sox if either one of the teams is unable to sign Jon Lester. The Phillies scouted the Cubs system and big league team at the end of the season and Boston has reportedly rejected trade proposals from the […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors, Rumors, Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

With two weeks to go before the start of the Winter Meetings, rumors continue to dominate baseball’s landscape. Teams continue to talk to agents and other clubs trying to improve their respective rosters. One huge free agent agreed to terms late Sunday. Hanley Ramirez and the Red Sox are expected to finalize a five-year, $90 […]

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Jon Lester Update: Interest is Booming in the Free Agent

Could it take a seventh year for a team to sign Jon Lester? Jon Lester’s free agent tour continues in the coming week. According to a report from WEEI, Lester has meetings scheduled with at least two teams prior to Thanksgiving. It is unknown which teams Lester will sit down with, but one could be […]

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