Jon Lester Update: Cubs Meeting with Agents, A Decision Could Be Close

The race for Jon Lester could soon be over. According to multiple reports, Jon Lester could make a decision within the next 24-36 hours. Buster Olney reported, Lester is “nearing the finish line” and he will make a decision “no earlier” than Monday night and “no later” than Tuesday. Lester is believed to still be […]

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Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang Will Reportedly Be Posted Next Week

According to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman, Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang will be posted next week. The power hitting shortstop that projects as a third baseman at the Major League level has drawn interest from several teams, most recently from the Mets, Giants and A’s. Kang was expected to be posted in November […]

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Report: Cubs Close to Re-Signing Jason Hammel

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs are close to a deal with RHP Jason Hammel. The Cubs and Hammel were reportedly interested in a reunion after he put up good numbers for three months last season. Jason Hammel was 8-5 in 17 starts with a 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 3.19 FIP. […]

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Report: Cubs Telling Teams Starlin Castro is Not Available

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been consistent since last July when the front office acquired Addison Russell from Oakland that Starlin Castro was the Cubs shortstop moving forward. The front office expects Starlin Castro to be at shortstop with the Cubs take on the Cardinals on Opening Night. And according to Jon Heyman, the […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Making a Push, Will It Take a Seven-Year Deal?

The early buzz from the Winter Meetings in San Diego on the Jon Lester front is what’s been expected for a while it is likely going to take a seven-year contract to land Lester. Ken Rosenthal spoke with an executive not involved in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. The executive predicted Lester will sign a seven-year […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News, Notes and Rumors on the Eve of the Winter Meetings

The baseball world has set up shop at the Manchester Grand Hotel in San Diego for the Winter Meetings. It is expected to be a busy week throughout the game as teams attempt to fill holes on their rosters. The annual gathering does not officially begin until Monday, but the Twitter Machine figures to heat […]

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Jon Lester Update: Multiple Offers on the Table, Teams Making a Final Push?

Is it down to a Final Four of the Cubs, Red Sox, Giants and Dodgers? Is this the week Jon Lester makes a decision? As has been the case for weeks, there are more questions than answers when it comes to Jon Lester. There are at least four teams with deep pockets in pursuit of […]

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Jon Lester Update: Red Sox Principal Owner, John Henry Made Second Trip to Atlanta on Friday

According to a report from Alex Speier and Rob Bradford, John Henry flew to the Atlanta area Friday and met with Jon Lester for the second time since the free agent process began. Jon Lester could be nearing a decision on which team he will sign with and “Henry’s visit was thought to be a […]

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Catcher is One of the Areas Cubs Looking to Address

One of the many areas the front office would like to address is behind the plate and with Welington Castillo and Rafael Lopez the Cubs only options at catcher, the Cubs are expected to at least add a veteran backup at the position. The Cubs began the off-season looking to upgrade the catcher position, the […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Offer May Be Higher Than Previously Reported

Multiple reports have indicated the Cubs and Red Sox are the two teams known to have offers on the table to Jon Lester. The Giants and Dodgers interest in Lester should not be overlooked but it is unclear if either of the West Coast teams have put in a bid for the southpaw. The Red […]

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