Front Office Looking at Free Agency as a Way to Compliment Cubs Existing Roster

With October winding down and as few as three games left in The Series, baseball will soon transition into off-season mode. Free agency begins after the final out of the World Series. Teams have an exclusive five-day window in which to re-sign their own free agents and five days to decide whether or not to […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Goes Deep, Cubs Rumors and a Wrigley Field Restoration Update

Addison Russell had a good Tuesday in the Arizona Fall League and he helped Mesa beat Surprise 11-6. Russell was the Solar Sox’s DH and went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, his first longball in the fall league. Russell smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Russell is 7-for-36 in nine […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Plan Patience as Focus Shifts to Competing in 2015

The Cubs have shifted its focus from a purely talent acquisition mode to a team that the front office feels is ready to compete next season while continuing the development of the young players at the Major League level. “We are going to compete while we develop young players. We are not going to go […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Two Most Important Currencies in the Game

The front office is exploring ways to improve the big league team for 2015 without sacrificing the long term health and goals of the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about what they would like to add to the roster this winter: at least one, if not two starting pitchers, veteran position players […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Reportedly Will Not Be Able to Re-Sign James Shields and Other Cubs Rumors

Multiple reports have suggested the Royals will try to re-sign James Shields this off-season, but according to a report from Andy Martino, Kansas City does not think they will be able to outbid a team like the Red Sox for his services. Boston is expected to make a full court press for Shields once he […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – First Base

The second installment in our series of positional analysis is first base, a position that has become a great strength for the Cubs even if going into last season it had a lot of uncertainty. Much to blame was a disappointing season from Anthony Rizzo who had a solid 23 home runs and 80 RBI, […]

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The Cubs Front Office Has an Off-Season Wish List

This off-season the front office would like to begin adding players from outside of the organization to the existing young roster in order to help take the Cubs to the next level. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have stated publicly the Cubs will not alter The Plan and sellout to win in 2015, but it […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Trying to Find the Right Media Deal

Crane Kenney addressed and fielded questions last Friday during meetings with the season ticket holders about the status of the team’s media rights deal. Kenney said the team was “in extra innings” on its television rights negotiations for 2015 and beyond. A number of potential partners have emerged, all with interest in long-term relationships of […]

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