Nationals Reportedly Tell Teams Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister are Available

Jordan Zimmermann may be available after all … The Sun-Times reported last week the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals to acquire RHP Jordan Zimmermann. Gordon Wittenmyer said a trade was not imminent but there was enough interest from the Nationals that a deal was expected to be completed. The report was shot down […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of C.J. Edwards from Double-A Tennessee, Add to 40-Man Roster

As expected, the Cubs selected the contract of RHP C.J. Edwards from Double-A Tennessee and added him to the 40-man roster prior to Thursday’s deadline for teams to file its reserve rosters. The Cubs did not announce any other roster moves Thursday. C.J. Edwards was the only addition to the 40-man roster, which now stands […]

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Jon Lester Update: Going Through the Process

Jon Lester has received the Red Sox initial offer, met with the Cubs, is meeting with the Braves on Thursday (12:00pm ET) and the lefty could visit with the Blue Jays and Cardinals in the near future. As much as it is overplayed in the media, Jon Lester is going through the free agent process. […]

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The Daily CCO: Backup Options for the Outfield, Updating Lester and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Not only are the Cubs waiting on Jon Lester, but the front office has roster decisions to make while looking for backup options in the outfield. Thursday is the deadline (10:59pm CST) for teams to file their reserve rosters at the Major League and minor league levels to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. […]

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Red Sox Make a Reported Six-Year Offer in the $110-120 Million Range to Jon Lester

The Red Sox have stepped up and significantly increased their offer to Jon Lester from the four-year, $70 million proposal the lefty received last year. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, Lester received a six-year offer from the Sox in the $110-120 million range. WEEI contacted one of Lester’s agents, Seth Levinson, and while he […]

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Time for the Cubs to File Reserve Rosters

Thursday is the deadline (Nov. 20) for all 30 teams to file their Major and Minor League reserve lists to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 11. The Cubs have until Dec. 2 (10:59pm CST) to tender contracts for the 2015 season to arbitration eligible players. The front office could create room […]

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Cubs Top Performance, Prospect in the AFL and News from Down on the Farm

The recently completed AFL created more buzz for the Cubs system as Bijan Rademacher, C.J. Edwards, Dan Vogelbach, Ivan Pineyro and Jacob Hannemann had good showings in the fall league. While Baseball Prospectus created quite the debate when the well-respected publication named Addison Russell the top prospect in the organization, Baseball America thought Russell was […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Waiting on Lester, Red Sox Make an Offer? And Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and company reportedly met with Jon Lester on Tuesday and made their pitch to the southpaw that checks all of the front office’s boxes. The Cubs’ primary focus right now is Jon Lester. But he’s also the top priority for the Red Sox with the Braves and Cardinals very interested in […]

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Cubs Reportedly Inquired about Nick Swisher

Updated 8:30am CST: According to Bruce Miles and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have not inquired about Nick Swisher. Miles said on Twitter, his source vehemently denied the report stating the Cubs had inquired about Swisher. Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday the Indians are “exploring a wide range of options, including a trade of Nick Swisher for another […]

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Reports: Cubs Met with Jon Lester … Cardinals Join Cubs, Red Sox and Braves in Pursuit of Lester

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs met with Jon Lester on Tuesday in the second stop of his recruiting tour. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are trying to convince the veteran southpaw to sign with the Cubs. The team would not confirm the meeting with Lester took place. Two more teams have […]

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