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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The Daily CCO: The Return of Hank White and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs took the first step in announcing Joe Maddon’s coaching staff Saturday when the team confirmed reports Henry Blanco had left Arizona to return to the Cubs. Blanco was a clubhouse leader and fan favorite during his time with the Cubs (2005-2008) and was part of two division winning teams. Henry Blanco, nicknamed Hank […]

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Kris Bryant on the Cover of Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook and News from the Cubs Farm

The 2015 Prospect Handbook does not hit the stands for a couple of months, but Baseball America released an image of the 2015 cover on Friday. And it features the Cubs’ Kris Bryant. Kris Bryant was Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014 after dominating at the Double-A and Triple-A levels. So […]

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Henry Blanco Joins Joe Maddon’s Staff as Quality Assurance Coach

According to multiple reports, Henry Blanco has left the Arizona Diamondbacks and is returning to the Cubs. The Cubs have hired Henry Blanco to be the team’s new quality assurance coach, replacing Jose Castro. Castro left the Cubs to take the assistant hitting coach’s job in Atlanta. Henry Blanco was the Diamondbacks bullpen catcher/coach last season. […]

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Jon Lester Update: Meetings Scheduled with at Least Two More Unidentified Teams Next Week

According to a report from WEEI, Jon Lester has meetings scheduled with at least two more teams. Rob Bradford’s report did not indicate which two teams will sit down with Lester and try to persuade him to sign. Based on news from the week, the Cardinals and Blue Jays could be two of the teams […]

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The Daily CCO: Could Dave Martinez Land on Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff?

The Tampa Bay Rays narrowed its managerial search to three finalists Friday: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu. And Joe Maddon’s former bench coach, Dave Martinez did not make it to the second round of interviews. The Rays are looking for a new voice in the clubhouse, so the man that was believed to […]

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Anthony Rizzo and Jed Hoyer Share Joe Maddon’s Less is More Philosophy

Anthony Rizzo made the media rounds Friday to promote his “Laugh-Off for Cancer” charity event on Jan. 15, the day before the 30th Annual Cubs Convention. And the Cubs’ first baseman answered a few questions about his team. Anthony Rizzo was asked about the managerial change and if he’s had a chance to speak with Joe […]

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Trip to Las Vegas Added to Cubs Spring Schedule

The Cubs confirmed Friday a split-squad will spend a weekend in Las Vegas this spring. As reported by the Tribune, half of the roster and coaching staff will make the Cubs annual trek to Las Vegas in March and participate in ‘Big League Weekend’ at Cashman Field. The Cubs will play two games against the […]

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Report: Cubs Have Talked to the Diamondbacks about Miguel Montero

According to a report from Nick Piecoro in the Arizona Repblic, the Cubs are one of at least three teams that have talked to the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero. The White Sox and Dodgers have also spoken with Arizona about its backstop. The Diamondbacks “continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety […]

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The Daily CCO: The Jon Lester Watch Continues and Cubs News and Rumors

Jon Lester’s free agent tour continued Thursday with a stop in Atlanta and a meeting with the Braves. According to report from David O’Brien, Jon Lester had lunch met with the Braves’ brass. Atlanta looked into trading for Lester at the deadline last July and scouted him extensively according to Gordon Edes before he was […]

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