Is Javier Baez the Cubs Future Second Baseman?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Cubs as the team heads into the off-season. Will the Cubs sign a top of the rotation-type starter? Will the front office be able to acquire or sign the veteran leadership they feel is missing in the clubhouse? And where will the prospects play once they push […]

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Pitching and Position Players Appear Priorities for the Cubs

As the Cubs shift into off-season mode, it is believed the front office has two priorities this winter: add a top of the rotation-type pitcher and veteran bats that can get on base. The front office sees the need to not only add a veteran presence to the clubhouse, but offensively the team will need […]

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Will the Cubs Lock-Up Jake Arrieta this Off-Season?

Jake Arrieta is scheduled to make one more start in what has been a breakout year for the 28-year old right hander. Arrieta pitched the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday night after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Arrieta’s performance against the Reds was one of the most dominating in baseball […]

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Are the Cubs Discussing Going in a Different Direction Behind the Plate?

Will the Cubs stick with Welington Castillo, or will the front office try to add a veteran catcher via free agency this off-season? That question was apparently poised to Jed Hoyer prior to Monday’s game and the Cubs GM gave Welington Castillo a vote of confidence according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Hoyer said […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Try to Move Travis Wood this Off-Season

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Cubs new facility in February, Travis Wood was penciled in as the number two starter in the rotation behind Jeff Samardzija. Wood was coming off an excellent year that saw him represent the Cubs in the Mid-Summer Classic and if not for the desire to get him to […]

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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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