Second-Tier Pitching Options for the Cubs

By all accounts, Jon Lester is at the top of the Cubs list and is the front office’s primary pitching target of the off-season. James Shields has been mentioned as a fallback option in case the front office can’t land Lester. The Cubs are reportedly interested in Max Scherzer as well. And Cole Hamels is […]

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Report: Cubs Met with Russell Martin

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs met with Russell Martin and his representatives Thursday. Levine reported Wednesday the front office was scheduled to meet with Martin next week, presumably at the General Managers meetings. The Cubs appear to be very interested in Russell Martin and are targeting him as Jon Heyman said. […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Scheduled to Meet with Russell Martin and Other News and Rumors

Buster Olney is among those that think Russell Martin would be a great fit in Chicago and reports have suggested the Cubs are targeting the veteran catcher. The Cubs appear to view Martin as an important piece to take the big league team to the next level. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have […]

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Cubs Reportedly Had Internal Discussions about Michael Morse and Jonny Gomes

The front office is exploring ways to add veteran leadership to the roster with players that not only fill a need for the team but are willing to help with the development of young players. “We acknowledge the need for veterans,” Theo Epstein said last month. “Guys that have been around the league that know […]

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Is Yankees’ Closer David Robertson on the Cubs radar?

The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the roster this winter. And it was believed the front office was focused on a southpaw to join Wesley Wright in order to give new manager Joe Maddon a pair of lefties in his bullpen. At the end of the season it was suggested […]

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Report: Cubs Targeting Russell Martin

Maybe the Cubs have decided to make a change behind the plate after all. According to multiple reports Tuesday, if the front office is now targeting Russell Martin, as Jon Heyman reported, the veteran backstop has at least joined Jon Lester atop the Cubs winter season priority list. CBS Sports, Comcast SportsNet and the Sun-Times […]

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Free Agent LHP Brett Anderson a Possible Buy-Low Option for the Cubs?

According to a report from the Sun-Times, LHP Brett Anderson can be added to the list of free agent starting pitchers that are on the Cubs radar this winter. The Cubs’ plans for the winter season have not changed with Joe Maddon now in the fold and calling the shots from the dugout. The front […]

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Theo Epstein Reportedly Had Preliminary Talks with Tom Ricketts about a Contract Extension

Theo Epstein fielded the question about his contract status Monday and according to a report from Bruce Levine, an extension for the President of Baseball Operations could be the next announcement from the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season and he just signed a manager to a five-year deal through […]

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Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Purchasing Two Rooftop Buildings

David Kaplan reported nine days ago the Ricketts family was in negotiations with a handful of rooftop club owners to purchase their buildings that overlook Wrigley Field. According to Kaplan’s report, negotiations “heated up recently after the renovation plan received final approval from the City of Chicago.” Kaplan’s sources pointed to Opening Day as when […]

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Report: Cubs Met with Rick Renteria Before Negotiations Began with Joe Maddon

Updated 12:18pm CDT – Patrick Mooney confirmed David Kaplan’s report that Jed Hoyer met with Rick Renteria late last week in California. Updated 12:23pm CDT – Patrick Mooney shot down the report from Dan Bernstein the Cubs are working on an extension with Theo Epstein to align him with Joe Maddon. The Cubs focus is […]

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