Ben Zobrist Update: Nationals a Near Perfect Fit, Cubs Willing to Pay More?

As of Sunday, the Cubs were one of four teams seriously pursing Ben Zobrist according to Nick Cafardo. The Nationals, Giants and Angels were the other three teams that had separated themselves from the pack at the time. Matt Silverman and the Rays are believed to be looking for “at least one top prospect and […]


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Cardinals Reportedly Exploring Trades for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP David Price or Signing RHP Max Scherzer

After reportedly kicking the tires on Jon Lester early in the off-season, the Cardinals are exploring ways to add an ace to its rotation. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Cardinals looking into acquiring LHP Cole Hamels from the Phillies or LHP David Price from the Tigers and discussing […]


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Cubs Centered On Finding Answers for the Outfield

According to a report from Bruce Levine, centerfield is still a question mark for the Cubs. The front office would like to add another outfielder, beyond Chris Denorfia to the mix. The Cubs haven’t announced the signing of Chris Denorfia to a one-year contract yet and will have to make room on the 40-man roster […]


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Diamondbacks Continue to Look at the Cubs’ Welington Castillo

The Cubs have four catchers on the 40-man roster as the first week of January comes to an end. But it does not appear the front office is in a rush to move Welington Castillo. The Cubs starting catcher the previous two seasons became expendable in the right deal not long after Miguel Montero was […]


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Reports: Cubs Set to Announce New Five-Year Contract with WGN-Ch. 9

According to reports from Bruce Levine, Patrick Mooney and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs are set to announce a new five-year contract with WGN-TV. The games will only be available on WGN Ch.9 in the Chicagoland area. WGN America will not be televising the games based on the superstation’s decision to move away from sports programming […]


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Updating the James Shields and Colby Rasmus Rumors

Two players that were believed to be off the radar this off-season were reconnected to the Cubs by the mainstream media over the weekend. Reports popped up throughout Monday as the national writers tried to figure out James Shields’ market. Two of the teams that were mentioned as possibilities Sunday were either eliminated or quieted […]


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The Daily CCO: Rumors, Rumors and More Cubs Rumors

The rumor mill went from zero to 100 on Sunday morning as the baseball world began getting back into the full swing of the off-season following the holidays. The Cubs have a lot of work to do and based on reports continue to explore ways to add depth to the outfield. Ben Zobrist, Colby Rasmus, […]


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Denard Span, Coco Crisp on Cubs Radar?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to acquire a left-handed hitting centerfielder that can hit at the top of the lineup. The Cubs have not ruled out beginning the season with Arismendy Alcantara as the starting centerfielder. It is believed the team is happy with the progress Alcantara made defensively last year and this […]


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Cubs Reportedly One of Four Teams Seriously Pursuing Ben Zobrist

Less than 24 hours after Bruce Levine reported Ben Zobrist would be “a great fit for the Cubs or White Sox” and the Cubs have interest in Zobrist, Nick Cafardo reported the Cubs are one of four teams seriously pursuing Ben Zobrist. Cafardo explained Zobrist “has one of the biggest trade markets out there. The […]


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Report: Cubs One of the Teams Linked to RHP James Shields

According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of seven teams “who have had discussions or shown interest” in free agent right hander James Shields. The Shields’ market has been slow to develop and it is believed his agent, PSI Sports Management, might have scared teams interested in signing Shields away when […]


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