Manny Ramirez will Reportedly Work this Off-Season with Javier Baez

During the press conference to formally announce the Cubs new partnership with the South Bend Cubs, Theo Epstein fielded a question about Manny Ramirez’s future with the organization. Epstein said then that Manny Ramirez was interested in returning to the Cubs down the road in some capacity. Ramirez reportedly made a connection with several of […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo is a Candidate for the Hank Aaron Award and Other Cubs News

Anthony Rizzo is the Cubs nominee for the 16th annual Hank Aaron Award for the top offensive performer in the National League. Online voting is open through Sunday, Oct. 5 (10:59pm CDT) and the Cubs’ All-Star first baseman is up against the best offensive players in the Senior Circuit. Hank Aaron presents the award to each […]

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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs Prior to the Start of the Off-Season

Judd Sirott spoke with Theo Epstein prior to the end of the season and discussed a variety of topics with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations that were aired during two Cubs’ pre-game shows on 720 WGN. Theo Epstein talked about the exit meetings with the players, possible expectations going into next season and several […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Set Expectations for the Cubs in 2015

It’s always strange the day after the baseball season ends. Seven months, counting Spring Training, and all of the sudden it comes to an abrupt ending. And for the first time in six years there was not a countdown to the final game of the year due to the way the Cubs played after the […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects and the Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) Tuesday as part of their look at the farm systems across the league. Outside of the standard questions about Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora, in which McLeod gave a little more detail on each player, he […]

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Rumors Continue as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The ribbon will be cut on the Cubs’ new facility in Mesa on Wednesday. The team’s pitchers and catchers report in two days. And while the off-season will technically come to an end at that time, the questions that have surrounded the organization all winter will continue to be asked. The team and the rooftop […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Boston’s WEEI

Theo Epstein joined Rob Bradford and Alex Speier during last Thursday’s Hot Stove Show on WEEI. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations talked about the Red Sox latest championship, the challenge of building the Cubs system and when the right time is to sign a player to a long-term extension. Plus, Epstein admitted during the […]

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It’s Almost Time for Cubs Pitchers and Catchers to Report to Spring Training

Weekend Update With the Cubs avoiding arbitration with Jeff Samardzija on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay him $5.345 million and Darwin Barney last Thursday on a $2.3 million contract, the Cubs have all of the players currently on the 40-man roster under contract for the upcoming season and can focus on […]

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Arbitration is Looming for Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs

As previously reported, Jeff Samardzija’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday in St. Petersburg. And while the two sides are reportedly trying to agree on what Samardzija should be paid for the upcoming season, Bruce Levine indicated Friday the Cubs and Samardzija remain $100,000 apart in the negotiations. Jeff Samardzija has been at the Cubs’ […]

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Arbitration, A Doubleheader and Other Cubs News and Notes

In exactly one week Rick Renteria will hold the Cubs’ first official on field work out of the spring. Pitchers and catchers report to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa on Feb. 13 and the position players must be in Mesa by Feb. 18. Several of the players are already at the Cubs’ new spring home […]

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