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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Report: Cubs Remain Interested in Free Agent OF Colby Rasmus

Jim Duquette led off Sunday’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio) with a discussion about free agent OF Colby Rasmus. Duquette, the former Mets and Orioles’ GM and cousin of current Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette, told Jim Bowden that he’s “heard there is a deal” Colby Rasmus could sign with the Cubs. According to Jim […]


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Cubs on Long List of Teams that Could Benefit from Adding Ben Zobrist to Roster

The Ben Zobrist rumors are heating up as baseball sets to return from a rather quiet week. As was said in the mainstream media on Saturday, any team planning on contending next season would benefit from having Ben Zobrist on its roster. It might be easier to list the teams that might not be interested […]


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Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]


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Cubs Reportedly Among Interested Teams Viewing Stephen Drew as a Second Baseman

Jon Heyman reported Monday the Cubs are among the teams interested in signing free agent Stephen Drew, and Joel Sherman confirmed Heyman’s report on Tuesday morning. Stephen Drew is coming off a bad year at the plate after turning down a qualifying offer last winter from the Red Sox. Scott Boras could not find a […]


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Cubs a Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer?

When the off-season began, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said the Cubs would like to sign one, ideally two starting pitchers this winter. And it was obvious the front office’s primary target was Jon Lester. With the financial flexibility the team was believed to have, the Cubs were linked to every free agent regardless if […]


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Cubs Reportedly Showing Interest in Stephen Drew

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs are among the teams showing interest in free agent infielder Stephen Drew. Scott Boras misread the market for his client last year and it cost Stephen Drew a season of his career. Drew did not accept the qualifying offer the Red Sox made and had to […]


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The Daily CCO: Jonny Gomes Remains a Possibility for the Cubs, Nick Swisher Too?

It’s no secret the Cubs are working on improving the depth in the outfield. That is one area Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to address before the start of the season. Jonny Gomes has been viewed as one possible option for the Cubs all off-season, and bringing in Joe Maddon furthered the speculation […]


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Cubs Not Alone in Pursuit of Depth in the Outfield

After the additions of Jon Lester and David Ross to the roster, the front office was supposed to shift its focus to adding depth to the outfield. Theo Epstein said, “Outfield is probably one area where we’re most focused if we were going to add a significant or semi-significant piece the rest of the way. […]


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Cubs Still Listening and Talking to Teams about Welington Castillo

The Cubs reportedly are not in a rush and have not set a timeframe for trading Welington Castillo. But with three other catchers on the 40-man roster and the team agreeing to terms with David Ross a deal that would include Castillo should happen in the near future. Theo Epstein admitted last week the team […]


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