Cubs Player Profile: Shane Peterson

In addition to the Cubs claiming catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers, the club also announced the claim of outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland A’s. With the front office stating they were on the lookout for additional outfield depth, let’s take a look why Shane Peterson piqued their interest. The […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Ryan Lavarnway

Shortly before the news leaked the Cubs had agreed to terms on a two-year contract with David Ross, the Cubs announced that they had acquired another catcher when they claimed Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Dodgers. With four catchers now on the 40-man roster and another in the fold, let’s take a look […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Front Office’s Next Move

Saturday came and went with no movement on the Welington Castillo front or an acknowledgement from the team that David Ross had agreed to a two-year contract. Speculation continued as to where the Cubs could trade Castillo and what he might bring in return. The Cubs have a full 40-man roster with Ross’ contract pending. […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). And McLeod spent quite a bit of time discussing Javier Baez and what he thought the young infielder learned last season. Kris Bryant and C.J. Edwards were […]

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Cubs Player Profile: David Ross

Veteran leadership and improved talent at the catcher position was high on the Cubs wish list this off-season and with the signing of Jon Lester’s former caddy David Ross to a two-year, $5 million deal to go along with the trade for Miguel Montero, it appears the makeover is complete. Let’s take a look at […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Night for Baez after a Busy Day for the Cubs

Javier Baez notched his first three-hit game in Winter Ball on Friday night in Santurce’s 7-2 win over Caguas. Baez started at shortstop, hit third and went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Baez struck out in his other at bat. Javier Baez is 8-for-18 in five games […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]

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The Daily CCO: Extension Talks with Jake Arrieta Still a Possibility this Off-Season

Jake Arrieta is coming off a career-year. Arrieta emerged as the top starter on the Cubs staff and posted a 10-5 record in 25 starts with a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 2.26 FIP. Arrieta struck out 167 batters with 41 walks in 156 2/3 innings. Arrieta has been very good with the Cubs under […]

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Arismendy Alcantara is Having a Good Off-Season Playing Ball in the Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara struggled at the plate during his first 70 games in the big leagues. After a hot start, the league adjusted and Alcantara didn’t. While he had trouble making contact, especially from the right side, he still showed surprising pop and drove the baseball. Over his last 22 games, Alcantara collected 15 hits and […]

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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]

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