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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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]

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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Leave San Diego with Two Starting Pitchers, a Catcher and Irons in the Fire

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego and the front office is not done shaping the big league roster. Jed Hoyer said Thursday after the meetings officially wrapped, the Cubs “have irons in the fire, both trade-wise and free-agent wise” and are “far from a finished product.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Sticking to The Plan and Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Wednesday afternoon in San Diego and shot down several internet reports about the Cubs pursuing a “big bat” and another top of the rotation-type starter on the free agent market, like James Shields. Epstein did not address signing Jon Lester but he did say the Cubs would not […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Jon Lester

With multiple media outlets reporting the Cubs were looking to spend money this off-season to improve the rotation, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer did exactly that when the front office agreed to terms with Jon Lester after an agonizingly long process to a staggering six years and $155 million contract. Let’s take a look what […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]

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The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero Excited About Trade to the Cubs

One of the newest additions to the roster is excited he was traded to the Cubs. Miguel Montero posted on his Twitter account that he is excited for the next chapter of his career with a team with so much history and bright future. And he told Nick Piecoro the same when the D-Backs’ beat […]

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The Wait is Over, Cubs Land Jon Lester

Jon Lester agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the front office landed their primary target Tuesday night when the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester. The Cubs have not announced the deal, but Joe Maddon confirmed the Cubs signed Jon Lester. […]

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