The Daily CCO: Cubs Third Most Improved Team and Other News and Rumors

Coming off a 97-win season, it’s hard to believe the Cubs have actually improved this off-season. But on paper, the Cubs are a better team than the one that wrapped up the regular season in Milwaukee. The front office added Jason Heyward to the young core that already included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Most Fearsome Foursome in Baseball and Other News ranked Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber the best quartet of sluggers in baseball based on the 2016 Steamer projections. Andrew Simon took a look at “the top five lineup foursomes for next season, based on cumulative offensive runs (Off), a component of wins above replacement (WAR) that includes batting and […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette during Front Office Friday on Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) and spent close to 20 minutes talking Cubs with the two former general managers. The Cubs might be done making big moves this off-season, but there are ongoing conversations with other teams, including the Rays. The Cubs […]

The Daily CCO: Momentum Gaining for National League Adopting the DH and Cubs News and Notes

In a decision that seems inevitable, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday from the Owners Meetings that the National League “adopting the designated hitter is gaining momentum.” Commissioner Manfred expects it to be addressed in the negotiations for the new CBA. Joe Torre said the possibility of the DH coming to the National League “hasn’t even […]

The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Changed Workout Regimen and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jason Hammel changed his off-season workout program after struggling in the second half last season. Hammel said on 670 The Score he wore down and that led to his poor performance. It’s easy to forget how good Jason Hammel was over the first three months last season. Hammel was the Cubs’ best starter and was […]

Highlights from Jed Hoyer Talking Cubs on ESPN 1000

As is the case every year before the Convention starts, Jed Hoyer makes the rounds on the radio and fields questions about the Cubs the day the annual fan fest starts. Jed Hoyer spent time the Friday morning before the Convention on 670 The Score and joined David Kaplan and Jesse Rogers later in the […]

Cubs Reportedly Told Adam Warren was Acquired to be a Starter

Spring Training begins in a month for the Chicago Cubs. And when pitchers and catchers report to Mesa, the Cubs’ starting five will be Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks. Conversations are ongoing with teams and the roster could look different in another month. As the roster is currently constructed, […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

Cubs to Continue Javier Baez Experiment in Center Field During Spring Training

One of the goals for Javier Baez in Winter Ball was to get experience in center field. Baez played four games in center for Santurce and received positive reviews for his limited time in the outfield. Jed Hoyer said Friday that Baez will see time in the outfield in Spring Training. Hoyer said on 670 […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Sights were Set on Jason Heyward and Other News and Notes

Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today … The Cubs landed the biggest free agent outfielder of this year’s class. And as it turns out, the Cubs have had Jason Heyward in their sights for well over a year. According to a report from Patrick Mooney, the presentation given to Jon […]