The Daily CCO: Royals Will Reportedly Try to Keep James Shields and Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will be aggressive on the free agent market. A top of the rotation-type starter is thought to be high on the Cubs’ off-season list. And many think the Cubs will pay Jon Lester big money to lead the rotation for several years. Other options for […]

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The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its season Tuesday afternoon and the Mesa Solar Sox open the 2014 fall league with a trip to Glendale to take on the Desert Dogs. Mesa’s first game begins at 2:35pm CDT (12:35pm MST). Several of the Cubs tops prospects including Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards and Dan Vogelbach will […]

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The Daily CCO: Kevin Encarnacion and Jose Zapata Return to the Field and Other Cubs News

Two Cubs prospects that were involved in a serious car crash in the Dominican Republic last January have returned to the field after both players spent a majority of the year not knowing if they would be able to continue their baseball careers. Kevin Encarnacion is scheduled to play in an Instructional League intrasquad game […]

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The Daily CCO: Speculation Continues on What Additions Front Office Could Make to the Cubs Roster

There were two more excellent post-season games Saturday. A Brandon Belt home run in the top of the 18th inning gave the Giants a 2-1 victory in the longest post-season game in history and a 2-0 lead in the series with the Nationals. In Los Angeles after Matt Carpenter tied the game at two in the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Rumors and News from a Memorable Day of Playoff Baseball

Friday was an excellent day of baseball while rumors and speculation surrounding the Cubs picked-up. Three of the four playoff games were decided by one run and it took 11 innings to for the Royals to take a 2-0 lead in the best of five over the Angels. And two of the games featured big […]

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Jed Hoyer: No Question about Ownership Backing Front Office’s Plan for the Cubs

As is the case with every team not playing beyond game 162, the Cubs spent the first week after the regular season ended talking about their plans for the off-season and what the goals are for next year. The Cubs are expected to be active in free agency this winter as the front office tries […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Plan to Be Patient with the Young Players

Theo Epstein said Tuesday that the Cubs would not sellout to win in 2015 and the front office does not plan on bailing on any of the “young players the second they show they have more adjustments to be made.” The front office expects the players to make the right adjustments that will translate to […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo is One of Three Finalists for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

The MLBPA announced on Wednesday the finalists for the 2014 Players Choice Awards. And the winners will be revealed on Monday, Nov. 3 on the MLB Network. Anthony Rizzo is one of the three finalists for the MLBPA’s Marvin Miller Man of the Year award. The award, named in honor of the player association’s first […]

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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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