Report: Cubs Could Place a Bid for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

According to a report in the New York Daily News, Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang will be posted and the Cubs could be one of the teams that place a bid for the right to negotiate a contract with the 26-year old southpaw. Hyeon-Jong Yang won the inaugural Choi Dong-won Award on Wednesday, the KBO’s equivalent […]

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Report: Cubs Talking to Tribune Media about Televising Games Next Season on WGN

Three days after Bruce Levine reported Crane Kenney met with the President of Tribune Broadcasting, Larry Wert at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Tribune confirmed the team is exploring a return to WGN-TV for the 2015 season. The Cubs exercised an opt out in its contract with WGN-TV, the team’s long-time television partner, last November and […]

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Jon Lester Update: Down to the Red Sox and Cubs?

Uncertainty is the only certainty in life, and in baseball, and those that were certain Jon Lester would sign with the Cubs this winter did not figure in his attachment to the Boston Red Sox. As the off-season has progressed it has become more and more apparent Lester has no ill feelings toward the Red […]

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Reports: Jon Lester Scheduled to Meet Next Week with the Cubs

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jon Lester is scheduled to meet with the Cubs early next week and tour Wrigley Field, same as Russell Martin last week. Lester will receive the red carpet treatment from the front office and Tom Ricketts. ESPN Chicago confirmed Levine’s report that Lester will meet with the Cubs […]

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Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

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Cubs Pursuit of Jordan Zimmermann Refuted by Multiple Outlets

The Cubs search for a top of the rotation-type arm reportedly led the front office to initiating talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann. And why not, the Cubs have the prospect currency to pull off a trade of that size and the payroll flexibility to sign Zimmermann to an extension. But shortly after the […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors Dominate the News During Day Two of the GM Meetings

Before reports hit the wire the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann and working on a deal with Justin Masterson, rumors continued to swirl around the Chicago Cubs at the GM Meetings. Jed Hoyer provided an update Tuesday on Starlin Castro and according to a report from Patrick Mooney, Castro has […]

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Report: Cubs Working on a Deal with RHP Justin Masterson

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs are working on a one-year contract with RHP Justin Masterson. Justin Masterson “is said to be willing to sign a low-cost one-year deal, possibly similar to the $1 million deal the Cubs gave RHP James McDonald last winter.” The Cubs have been connected to Masterson for […]

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Cubs Reportedly in Discussions with Nationals to Acquire Jordan Zimmermann

Updated 10:08pm CST – Multiple reports from beat writers for the Cubs and Nationals have stated the two teams are not working on a trade involving Jordan Zimmermann. Only two reports indicated the Cubs and Nationals were discussing a trade or the Cubs were/are interested in Zimmermann. If the two teams are talking about a […]

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Red Sox Could Be Cubs Biggest Competition for Jon Lester

Don’t count out the Red Sox in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. Gordon Edes reported late Monday night, “a well-connected baseball executive who has conversations on the subject with the Red Sox, predicted that Boston will indeed re-sign Lester, and may make an exception in Lester’s case to their pledge not to offer a long-term deal […]

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