The Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftop Buildings

The Ricketts family recently completed the purchase of three rooftop buildings from two property owners. During Saturday’s session at the Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts confirmed the family bought the buildings and the properties will continue to be run as rooftop clubs. The family purchased two properties on Sheffield Avenue and one on Waveland Ave. According […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire OF Dexter Fowler from Houston for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily

The Cubs announced Monday the team acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players with Monday’s trade. The Cubs have been looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder that could hit at the top of the lineup and play […]


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Report: Cubs Close to Acquiring Dexter Fowler from the Astros

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are closing in on a deal to acquire OF Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Buster Olney has confirmed Levine’s report. Dexter Fowler is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season but would fit with what the Cubs have been looking for, a leadoff hitter […]


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The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]


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Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Meet Joe Maddon

Day two of the 30th Annual Cubs Convention continued Saturday afternoon with one of the more entertaining sessions of the weekend … Joe Maddon and his coaching staff. The Cubs new skipper was front and center and did not disappoint during the hour-long session. Joe Maddon has a dynamic personality and as predicted he worked the packed […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Ricketts Family Forum

Day two of the 2015 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts Family Forum. Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts spent the first hour talking about the year that was, Wrigley Field and answering questions from fans in the packed ballroom. Pete Ricketts could not attend the convention this year he was elected Governor of Nebraska. The […]


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Cubs Reportedly Sign RHP Daniel Bard and LHP Francisley Bueno to Minor League Contracts

Updated 1:17pm CST, Jan. 18 – Jason McLeod confirmed Sunday morning the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor league contract. According to a report from Hardball Talk citing Mike Perchick as its source, the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor league contract. The deal includes a non-roster invitation to big league camp. […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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