Report: Cubs Will Not Pick-Up Tsuyoshi Wada’s 2015 Club Option

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs will not pick-up Tsuyoshi Wada’s $5 million club option for next season. And Tsuyoshi Wada will likely leave the organization instead of renegotiating another contract with the Cubs. Wada turns 34 in Februrary. The Cubs took a flier on LHP Tsuyoshi Wada last off-season and signed […]

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Cubs Reportedly Targeting Jon Lester

According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs director of pro scouting was at The Cell on Tuesday night to watch Jon Lester’s start against the White Sox and multiple industry sources have told Patrick Mooney the Cubs “are targeting Jon Lester and will make a run at him this winter.” The Cubs are “trying to set […]

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Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Off-Season Priorities Coming Into Focus

As the off-season approaches, the Cubs appear to be focusing on two areas: top of the rotation-type arms and veteran bats that can get on base. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are looking for a veteran bat that can hit at the top of the lineup and set the table for […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Use Surplus of Shortstops to Acquire Pitching

With Starlin Castro likely out for the remainder of the season, the front office fueled the rumor mill when Jed Hoyer said Javier Baez would play shortstop in Castro’s absence. The Cubs moved Baez to second base in order to create room for him and Castro on the same team. But instead of continuing Baez’s […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs and Braves Might Have Discussed More Than Swapping Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution provided a little clarity on the swap of bad contracts the Cubs and Braves reportedly discussed that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. According to the report, the Braves will try to trade B.J. Upton and the three years left on his contract during […]

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Front Office to Explore Ways to Add Veterans to Cubs Roster

Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been mentioning for some time the need to add veterans to the roster. With the talent coming from the system, the front office feels a veteran presence is needed  that will not only help the team win games but to help the prospects make the transition from the minors […]

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Report: Cubs Discussed Trading Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton, May Rekindle Talks in the Off-Season

According to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Cubs and Braves discussed a deal that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. Nightengale reported the two teams talked about the swap in July but the two sides “weren’t close to agreeing to a deal.” Nightengale added to stay tuned because […]

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Cubs and Mets Might Not Be as Good a Match as Reports Suggested

The New York media thought it was a forgone conclusion that the Mets and Cubs would be able to work out a deal to swap one of the Mets pitching prospects for one of the Cubs shortstop. But for as much as the New York and national media speculated on what it would take for […]

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