Are the Cubs Discussing Going in a Different Direction Behind the Plate?

Will the Cubs stick with Welington Castillo, or will the front office try to add a veteran catcher via free agency this off-season? That question was apparently poised to Jed Hoyer prior to Monday’s game and the Cubs GM gave Welington Castillo a vote of confidence according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Hoyer said […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Try to Move Travis Wood this Off-Season

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Cubs new facility in February, Travis Wood was penciled in as the number two starter in the rotation behind Jeff Samardzija. Wood was coming off an excellent year that saw him represent the Cubs in the Mid-Summer Classic and if not for the desire to get him to […]

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Report: Cubs Will Not Pick-Up Tsuyoshi Wada’s 2015 Club Option

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs will not pick-up Tsuyoshi Wada’s $5 million club option for next season. And Tsuyoshi Wada will likely leave the organization instead of renegotiating another contract with the Cubs. Wada turns 34 in Februrary. The Cubs took a flier on LHP Tsuyoshi Wada last off-season and signed […]

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Cubs Reportedly Targeting Jon Lester

According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs director of pro scouting was at The Cell on Tuesday night to watch Jon Lester’s start against the White Sox and multiple industry sources have told Patrick Mooney the Cubs “are targeting Jon Lester and will make a run at him this winter.” The Cubs are “trying to set […]

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Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Off-Season Priorities Coming Into Focus

As the off-season approaches, the Cubs appear to be focusing on two areas: top of the rotation-type arms and veteran bats that can get on base. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are looking for a veteran bat that can hit at the top of the lineup and set the table for […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Use Surplus of Shortstops to Acquire Pitching

With Starlin Castro likely out for the remainder of the season, the front office fueled the rumor mill when Jed Hoyer said Javier Baez would play shortstop in Castro’s absence. The Cubs moved Baez to second base in order to create room for him and Castro on the same team. But instead of continuing Baez’s […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs and Braves Might Have Discussed More Than Swapping Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution provided a little clarity on the swap of bad contracts the Cubs and Braves reportedly discussed that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. According to the report, the Braves will try to trade B.J. Upton and the three years left on his contract during […]

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Front Office to Explore Ways to Add Veterans to Cubs Roster

Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been mentioning for some time the need to add veterans to the roster. With the talent coming from the system, the front office feels a veteran presence is needed  that will not only help the team win games but to help the prospects make the transition from the minors […]

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