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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]

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Cubs See Potential for More Power from Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro had a very good year at the plate and in the field. As Theo Epstein pointed out at the end of the season, Castro is one of the two staples in the Cubs lineup going into next season. The Cubs’ plans for 2015 include Castro at shortstop, a three-time All-Star that is only […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com updated its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs system after the trade with the Diamondbacks that sent RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley to Arizona for Miguel Montero. And one of the better young arms in the system replaced Mejia on the top 20 list. RHP Duane Underwood cracked the top 20, […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2015

Prospect season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top 20 players and John Sickels look at the Cubs system. John Sickels thinks the Cubs probably have the best system in the game, and if it’s not No.1 it is a top two system in baseball. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler are […]

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The Daily CCO: A Good Night for Javier Baez and Other Cubs News

It was a good night at the plate for the Cubs’ second baseman. Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout hitting third for Santurce. Baez was the designated hitter in his second game action of the winter. Javier Baez followed up his 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a sac fly RBI with […]

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Baseball America Tabs Mark Johnson as Minor League Manager of the Year and Cubs News from the Farm

The Kane County Cougars had an excellent season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. While the players won the games (91-49 regular season record, 7-0 in post-season), Mark Johnson called the shots and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year. The former big league catcher dealt with roster turnover (51 different […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Announce Signing Jason Hammel to Two-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Friday and announced the signing of Jason Hammel to a two-year contract that includes a club option for the 2017 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. With the addition of Jason Hammel, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players. According to reports, Jason Hammel agreed […]

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