Rotation Spot Not Guaranteed for Edwin Jackson Moving Forward with the Cubs

The Cubs have been conducting exit interviews with the players and coaching staff with the season winding down. And based on statements by Theo Epstein and Rick Renteria changes could be made as soon as Tuesday to the coaching staff. With the off-season officially starting as soon as the last out of Sunday’s game is […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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Justin Masterson Among Pitching Options Cubs Expected to Explore this Off-Season

With the front office placing pitching at the top of the off-season wish list, the Cubs will be connected to just about every free agent starter on the market. The Cubs are believed to be looking to add a top of the rotation-type starter, or two, over the next two off-seasons. The industry buzz, as […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Announce New TV Deal This Week

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs could make an announcement this week concerning the team’s new television contract. The Cubs exercised a clause in its contract with WGN TV last fall to prevent an option from kicking in that would have locked the Cubs in its current TV deal with WGN through […]

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Is Javier Baez the Cubs Future Second Baseman?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Cubs as the team heads into the off-season. Will the Cubs sign a top of the rotation-type starter? Will the front office be able to acquire or sign the veteran leadership they feel is missing in the clubhouse? And where will the prospects play once they push […]

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Pitching and Position Players Appear Priorities for the Cubs

As the Cubs shift into off-season mode, it is believed the front office has two priorities this winter: add a top of the rotation-type pitcher and veteran bats that can get on base. The front office sees the need to not only add a veteran presence to the clubhouse, but offensively the team will need […]

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Will the Cubs Lock-Up Jake Arrieta this Off-Season?

Jake Arrieta is scheduled to make one more start in what has been a breakout year for the 28-year old right hander. Arrieta pitched the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday night after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Arrieta’s performance against the Reds was one of the most dominating in baseball […]

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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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