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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Report: Cubs Had Face-to-Face Meetings with Agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel

The GM Meetings began Monday at the Biltmore in Phoenix and the Cubs are talking to agents of the players the front office are interested in signing this winter. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs had face-to-face meetings with the agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel. Lester is represented by ACES […]

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Cubs Reportedly Expressed Preliminary Interest in Torii Hunter

The Cubs search for a veteran outfielder this winter has reportedly led them to Torii Hunter. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are one of seven teams that “have expressed preliminary interest” in Torii Hunter. Rosenthal reported the Tigers are Hunter’s first choice of the group that also includes the Twins, Royals, Rangers, Giants and […]

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Phillies Reportedly Looking for Minimum of Three Top Prospects for Cole Hamels

The Phillies asking price for Cole Hamels might be more than the Cubs are willing to pay. According to a report from CSN Philly, the Phillies are “looking for at least three top prospects” in return for Cole Hamels, “two that can play right now and another that isn’t far away.” Jim Salisbury reported the […]

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