Austin Jackson Reportedly Could be a Fit for the Cubs at the Right Price

There are several outfielders available on the market as Spring Training quickly approaches. And three of those free agent outfielders finished last season on the Cubs’ active roster. Dexter Fowler, Chris Denorfia and Austin Jackson have not landed with a team yet. While there has not been any clarity on where Dexter Fowler could sign […]

Cubs-Rays Rumors Keep Surfacing

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said over the weekend the Cubs were likely done making big moves this off-season. And there was a slim chance a significant trade would be made before Spring Training. The front office is always looking for ways to improve the roster. The Cubs repeated numerous times during the Convention they […]

Fernando Rodney Reportedly Close to Signing with Padres

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Padres and RHP Fernando Rodney are closing in on contract. The Cubs were believed to be one of the teams, along with the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks and Twins that showed interest in Rodney this winter. The Padres can offer Rodney the best opportunity to close games again […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the No. 1 Infield According to ESPN, Epstein, Maddon and Other News

Buster Olney continued his rankings of the team units Wednesday. And the Cubs topped Olney’s list of the best infields in the game. Olney based the Cubs No. 1 ranking on input he received from evaluators and “for overall play, not just defense or offense.” Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP. […]

Ryne Sandberg Rejoins Organization as Cubs Ambassador

Updated 12:17pm CST – According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs confirmed Ryne Sandberg has rejoined the organization as a team ambassador. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is finalizing an agreement to become a team ambassador and return to the Cubs in an official capacity. Levine did not provide […]

Rays Involved in Many Active Trade Conversations, Talks Reportedly Include the Cubs

Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that the Rays are “involved in many active trade conversations on both starters and relievers as the free agent pitching market thins out.” Rosenthal pointed out the Rays “line up with teams that need pitchers and can offer hitters” and added that the Cubs and Rockies are among the teams that […]

Multiple Reports Link Dexter Fowler to the Tigers

Dexter Fowler is one of the numerous free agent outfielders that remain available this winter. Fowler was expected to sign a four-year contract when the off-season started but outside of Jason Heyward, the market has been slow for Fowler as well as Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton and Alex Gordon before he re-signed with the Royals. […]

Acquiring Young Pitching Reportedly Still a Priority for Cubs

According to a report Sunday from the Tribune, the front office’s priority remains to acquire young pitching. Mark Gonzales explained “the Rays remain an attractive target and a potential match with the Cubs’ young position players.” Gonzales’ report came on the heels of Matt Silverman acknowledging on MLB Network Radio that the Rays and Cubs […]

Matt Silverman: Rays and Cubs had Targeted Trade Talks, Could Matchup on Deal in Future

Matt Silverman, the Rays President of Baseball Operations, led off Sunday’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio) and talked about his team’s off-season with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette. Bowden asked Silverman about the countless rumors that have tied Rays to the Cubs this off-season. Reports have suggested the two teams talked about starting pitching going […]

Report: Cubs Interested in RHP Yovani Gallardo

Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo remains unemployed as the middle of January quickly approaches. Gallardo has not been able to find a landing spot after rejecting the Rangers’ qualifying offer in November. Nick Cafardo expects Gallardo “to be the next significant starter to go in free agency.” Cafardo thinks Gallardo could land a contract similar to […]