Cubs Expected to Be Aggressive as Main Focus Shifts to Pitching

The front office has already started planning out the off-season and what lies ahead for the team in what should be an important winter for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the team being ‘aggressive’ with adding pitching and it will be the front office’s main focus this off-season and […]

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Jake Arrieta Reportedly Open to Long Term Extension with the Cubs

Jake Arrieta has turned his career around with the Cubs since the trade from Baltimore last summer. Jake Arrieta is 10-6 in 27 starts for the Cubs with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Arrieta has allowed 121 hits in 162 innings with 53 walks and 150 strikeouts. This season, Arrieta is 6-4 in […]

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Jon Lester Reportedly an Off-Season Target and Max Scherzer is on Cubs Radar

When the Cubs claimed Cole Hamels off waivers last week, the baseball world took that as a good indication the Cubs have the finances to add a top of the rotation starter this off-season and will be a player in the free agent pitching market. And according to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs […]

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Phillies Pulled Cole Hamels Back from Waivers

As expected and reported Thursday night, the Phillies pulled LHP Cole Hamels back from waivers and he will stay in Philadelphia for the remainder of the season. Ruben Amaro Jr. cannot send him back through waivers this season. The Cubs will not be able to trade for Cole Hamels this season.

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Phillies Reportedly Not Interested in Trading Hamels, Adding Pitching is a Priority for the Cubs

The Sun-Times reported late Thursday night a deal with the Phillies for Cole Hamels was not going to happen. And the front office will likely have to go the free agent route in order to add a top of the rotation starter to the pitching staff. “The Cubs have the projected payroll flexibility to handle […]

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Cubs Reportedly Claim RHP Jacob Turner Off of Waivers from the Marlins

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Miami Marlins. Turner was designated for assignment Tuesday after posting a 4-7 record in 20 games, 12 starts, for Miami this season with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

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Cubs Working Out Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field

According to a report, and photo, from Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Cubs are working out free agent OF Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field. The private workout with Castillo is taking place Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ben Nicholson-Smith is touring Wrigley Field and reported the Cubs were conducting a workout with him on the field.

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Emilio Bonifacio Drawing Interest on Deadline Day

The front office were close enough on a deal for Emilio Bonifacio prior to Wednesday’s game that Rick Renteria kept Bonifacio out of the lineup and did not play him at all against the Rockies. Renteria said it was prudent to the team that Bonifacio did not play. According to reports, Bonifacio’s agent has been […]

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Jed Hoyer Expecting Cubs to Be Active Leading Up to Trade Deadline

Jed Hoyer met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s marathon and said he is expecting to be active leading up to the trade deadline. The Cubs are having conversations with teams about possible deals for several players on the big league roster, but it would not surprise Hoyer if the Cubs ended up not […]

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Report: Cubs Sent Five Scouts to Watch Rusney Castillo

The Cubs are one of many teams interested in free agent OF Rusney Castillo. The Cubs were among the 28 teams on hand last Saturday in Miami to watch Castillo’s workout. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs sent five scouts to watch his showcase last Saturday at the University of Miami and […]

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