The Daily CCO: Trade to the Cubs Put a Huge Smile on Dexter Fowler’s Face

The front office added the top of the order bat that was missing from the Cubs roster with Monday’s trade with the Astros for Dexter Fowler. While Jed Hoyer said it was up to Joe Maddon as to where in the lineup Fowler will hit, the veteran outfielder grinds out at bats and has gotten […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Player Profile: Dexter Fowler

As the Cubs Convention closed and with fan interest at the highest of the decade, the front office continued their tinkering and added switch hitting outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Let’s take a closer look at Dexter Fowler and what caused the Cubs to […]


Share on Fancred

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Theo Epstein joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) last Friday. And the Cubs President of Baseball Operations discussed a variety of topics before the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein explained why the additions of Joe Maddon and Jon Lester are important to the team, the expectations […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Phillies Unlikely to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Notes

The Phillies have been listening to offers for Cole Hamels since at least last summer when the Cubs claimed him off waivers. But teams are not stepping up to pay the high price for Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday he doesn’t foresee trading his southpaw. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer […]


Share on Fancred

Kris Bryant Plans on Making it Hard on the Cubs Not to Be Included on Opening Day Roster

The ‘Will Kris Bryant be on the Opening Day roster?’ questions have only begun. While the front office and Joe Maddon were asked countless times during the convention where the Cubs’ top prospect will start the upcoming season, the Kris Bryant Watch doesn’t officially start for another five weeks. Before the Cubs traded Luis Valbuena […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]


Share on Fancred

Dexter Fowler Gives Cubs Depth in the Outfield and Joe Maddon a Top of the Order Bat

The Cubs acquired the everyday outfielder that hits at the top of the lineup the front office has been looking for in Dexter Fowler. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers on a conference call the Cubs started talking to the Astros about Fowler in early December. According to the Sun-Times, the front office targeted and […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Guarantees a Division Crown for the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo did not back down Thursday from his statement at the end of last season. Rizzo said the Cubs are going to win the National League Central Division Crown this year. Rizzo told the beat writers during a stop on the Cubs Caravan at Jacob Beidler Elementary, “We’re going to win the NL Central. […]


Share on Fancred