Cubs Receive Cash from Oakland to Complete Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel Trade

The Cubs received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Athletics on Monday to complete the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland last July 4 a team source confirmed Tuesday morning. The Cubs were expected to receive a player as the fourth piece in the deal in which Addison Russell, Billy […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]

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Adding to the Outfield Still a Possibility for the Cubs, Colby Rasmus Not in the Mix

Theo Epstein said Monday after the Jon Lester press conference the Cubs could still add an outfielder to the roster, but according to multiple reports it won’t be Colby Rasmus. Shi Davidi reported Sunday that the Cubs met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are looking for help in the outfield and would […]

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Jon Lester Believes in The Plan and the Cubs will Win

Jon Lester said he is honored and excited to be part of the Cubs organization and pointed out during his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, he came to the Cubs to win. “I’m here to win.” “I like to win. People that know me know that I’m not very happy when we lose or […]

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Cubs Send Minor League SS Marco Hernandez to Red Sox to Complete Felix Doubront Trade

The Cubs completed the trade with the Boston Red Sox for LHP Felix Doubront on Monday afternoon. Minor League SS Marco Hernandez was sent to the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal that landed Doubront with the Cubs. The Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from Boston on July 30. The conditions of the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with RHP Jason Motte

According to multiple reports, but not confirmed by the team, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jason Motte. The deal would be pending a physical and it’s unclear if the Cubs have agreed to terms on a Major League or minor league contract with Motte. With the signing of […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Make It Official, Announce Signing Jon Lester to a Six-Year Contract

The Cubs introduced LHP Jon Lester on Monday afternoon and officially announced signing him to a six-year contract with a vesting option for a seventh year (2021). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jon Lester and the Cubs reportedly agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract that could be worth a total of $170 […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Goes Yard in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez returned to Santurce’s starting lineup on Sunday. Baez hit third and started at second base … and he had a good afternoon at the plate. Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and two strikeouts in Santurce’s 4-2 victory over San Juan. Baez doubled to left in the first and […]

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Cubs Reportedly Met with Free Agent OF Colby Rasmus

According to a report from Shi Davidi, the Cubs recently met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are believed to be looking for a veteran outfielder to add to the roster, but based on Rasmus’ history and performance on the field, he would not seem to fit the bill. The 28-year old outfielder […]

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Cubs Set to Introduce Jon Lester

Cubs to Introduce LHP Jon Lester, Monday at 1:00pm CST Jon Lester passed his physical Saturday and the team announced he will be formally introduced during a 1:00pm CST press conference Monday at Spiaggia Restaurant on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago. Jon Lester and the Cubs agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract last Tuesday […]

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