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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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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