Is Jake Peavy a Back-Up Plan for the Cubs?

The front office would like to add one, if not two starters to the roster this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at a top of the rotation-type pitcher from outside of the organization and the list of possibilities likely include Jon Lester, James Shields and Cole Hamels. As Theo […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Reportedly Will Not Be Able to Re-Sign James Shields and Other Cubs Rumors

Multiple reports have suggested the Royals will try to re-sign James Shields this off-season, but according to a report from Andy Martino, Kansas City does not think they will be able to outbid a team like the Red Sox for his services. Boston is expected to make a full court press for Shields once he […]

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The Cubs Front Office Has an Off-Season Wish List

This off-season the front office would like to begin adding players from outside of the organization to the existing young roster in order to help take the Cubs to the next level. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have stated publicly the Cubs will not alter The Plan and sellout to win in 2015, but it […]

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The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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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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Cubs Expected to Hire Hitting Coach Soon, Manny Ramirez Reportedly Not a Candidate

The Cubs are looking for two new hitting coaches in the wake of Bill Mueller stepping down from his position with the team. A week after Theo Epstein announced assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley was not asked back for the 2015 season, Mueller resigned and walked away from the second year of the contract, that […]

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Catching Up with the Cubs Catcher Rumors

Around the time Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer first mentioned they would be looking to add veteran leadership to the roster during the off-season, Welington Castillo was in the middle of a rough stretch at the plate and was struggling defensively as well. The speculation began the front office would look for an upgrade at […]

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Cubs Reportedly One of Two Teams that Really Wants Cole Hamels

When the Cubs put in a waiver claim for LHP Cole Hamels in August it signaled to the rest of the baseball world that the front office had the financial flexibility to add significant dollars to the payroll and that the team was ready to turn the corner. The front office and Phillies’ GM Ruben […]

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Front Office Focused on Adding the Right Pieces to the Cubs Roster

The Cubs have a goal for 2015 and that is to win the National League Central Division. Theo Epstein created the headlines Tuesday and Jed Hoyer backed up his boss’ statements Thursday during his weekly spot on The Kap & Haugh Show (87.7 The Game). “That is certainly the goal next year going into Spring […]

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Cubs Continue to Be Connected to Jon Lester

The Cubs are expected to make a run at a top of the rotation-type starting pitcher this winter and two of those starters are squaring off in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday night. Jon Lester and James Shields take the hill in the biggest game of the year for both teams. The winner […]

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