Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Set to Start Working in the Outfield and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is finally going to see time in the outfield, and the process to expose Bryant to one of the corner spots could begin Tuesday. Joe Maddon addressed Bryant playing outfield prior to Sunday’s game. Maddon said Bryant will start working in the outfield on Tuesday when the team returns from the off day. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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Cubs Trying to Get Javier Baez On Track

The Cubs believe in Javier Baez and know he has the talent to be successful in the majors. The 22-year old middle infielder has not been able to adjust to big league pitching and he continues to look lost at the plate this spring. Baez hasn’t been able to carry over the adjustments he’s making […]


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Jon Lester Says No Pain, No Worry and Plans to Make Next Spring Start

A day after Joe Maddon announced Jon Lester had been scratched from Saturday’s start with a dead arm Lester met with the media and said there is no reason to be concerned. Jon Lester said Saturday morning he has no pain or discomfort in his arm so there is no reason to worry. Lester labeled […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Jon Lester Scratched from Saturday’s Start with Dead Arm, Expected to Miss Only One Spring Outing

Prior to Friday’s spring game against the White Sox, Joe Maddon announced Jon Lester had been scratched from his next scheduled start, which was Saturday against the Mariners at Sloan Park. Jon Lester is dealing with a dead arm, which is not uncommon. Maddon said that Lester was not in any pain and did not […]


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Does Starlin Castro Eventually Settle In as the No. 2 Hitter in the Cubs Lineup?

Based on what the history book, or at least Baseball-Reference, says about Joe Maddon it is very unlikely Maddon finds a lineup and sticks with it, even for half of the 162-game schedule. And Maddon will field questions from the media about his lineup on a daily basis. Joe Maddon should start answering a few […]


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Cubs Announce Futures Game against Texas Rangers at Sloan Park

Cubs Charities and Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to split net proceeds between Cubs Charities Diamond Project and Dane McDonald Safe at Home Foundation The Cubs announced Friday details for a 2015 Futures Game featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, Monday, March 30, at Sloan Park. The best prospects and young players from each organization […]


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