Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Purchasing Two Rooftop Buildings

David Kaplan reported nine days ago the Ricketts family was in negotiations with a handful of rooftop club owners to purchase their buildings that overlook Wrigley Field. According to Kaplan’s report, negotiations “heated up recently after the renovation plan received final approval from the City of Chicago.” Kaplan’s sources pointed to Opening Day as when […]

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Report: Cubs Met with Rick Renteria Before Negotiations Began with Joe Maddon

Updated 12:18pm CDT – Patrick Mooney confirmed David Kaplan’s report that Jed Hoyer met with Rick Renteria late last week in California. Updated 12:23pm CDT – Patrick Mooney shot down the report from Dan Bernstein the Cubs are working on an extension with Theo Epstein to align him with Joe Maddon. The Cubs focus is […]

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Cubs Reportedly Making Progress on a Deal with Joe Maddon, Possible Announcement on Friday

According to multiple reports Thursday afternoon, the front office and Joe Maddon are still in negotiations on a contract that would make Maddon the manager of the Cubs. Progress is being made and it appears to be just a matter of finalizing a few details. Ken Rosenthal reported “all systems remain a go for Maddon […]

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James Shields Could Reportedly Be a Fallback Option for the Cubs

The Cubs have made no secret of the fact they are looking to add one, ideally two starting pitchers this off-season. While a report from Nick Cafardo indicated the Cubs would possibly go after both Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this winter, realistically if the front office signs two starters, one would be a top […]

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Cubs Could Announce Thursday the Hiring of Joe Maddon

For every report Wednesday afternoon that stated the front office had a deal in place with Joe Maddon to manage the Cubs, there was one that said the exact opposite that an agreement had not been reached and the two sides were still in negotiations. While deals are not official until announced, multiple outlets are […]

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Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the off-season, it was before Joe Maddon became available. If the Cubs land Maddon, as expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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Cubs Reportedly Set to Hire Joe Maddon, Team and Maddon’s Agent Denying a Deal is in Place

Updated 5:26pm CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs are inching closer to a blockbuster deal” with Joe Maddon, but his agent indicated a contract is being discussed but it is far from done.” The Cubs and Maddon are negotiating, but Maddon is also talking to other teams. Alan Nero, Maddon’s […]

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Report: Cubs In Talks with Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs could soon have a new manager. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have been in discussions with Joe Maddon this week and an announcement could be made by Friday if Maddon will be the next skipper of the Cubs. There has been mutual interest between the team and Joe […]

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Cubs Reportedly at the Top of Jake Peavy’s Wish List

Jake Peavy has gone from a possible back-up plan for the Cubs if the front office is not able to sign Jon Lester to telling the Sun-Times that he and Lester are a “package deal” for any team. Peavy and Lester are very close and while he would not confirm his interest in the Cubs […]

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Report: Industry Talk Has Cubs Possibly Going After Jon Lester and Max Scherzer

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said it time and time again and it is well-documented the front office would like to add one, if not two starting pitchers to the Cubs roster this off-season.  And if the Cubs were to add two starters, one would be a top of the rotation-type arm and the […]

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