Rambling While the Cubs Future Takes Shape

Well, I guess there is only one thing to say at a time like this … Hello again, everybody! It is great to be back. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes, but as this life starts to get back to normal, I felt it was time to get back to what I do, and […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]

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The Daily CCO: The Calm Before the Winter Meetings and Cubs News and Rumors

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and the Cubs brass will make their way to San Diego for Baseball’s Winter Meetings (Dec. 8 – Dec. 11) and spend five days trying to improve the roster. With the coaching decisions out of the way, the front office’s focus should be on player personnel while waiting for […]

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The Daily CCO: Could Dave Martinez Land on Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff?

The Tampa Bay Rays narrowed its managerial search to three finalists Friday: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu. And Joe Maddon’s former bench coach, Dave Martinez did not make it to the second round of interviews. The Rays are looking for a new voice in the clubhouse, so the man that was believed to […]

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Anthony Rizzo and Jed Hoyer Share Joe Maddon’s Less is More Philosophy

Anthony Rizzo made the media rounds Friday to promote his “Laugh-Off for Cancer” charity event on Jan. 15, the day before the 30th Annual Cubs Convention. And the Cubs’ first baseman answered a few questions about his team. Anthony Rizzo was asked about the managerial change and if he’s had a chance to speak with Joe […]

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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Scheduled to Meet with the Cubs and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs will reportedly meet with Jon Lester a day after being outbid on one of the team’s off-season targets. According to a report from WEEI, Lester has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs’ brass will roll out the red carpet and tell the southpaw why he should sign and front the […]

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The Daily CCO: Phillies Might Have to Alter Expectations to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Rumors

Cole Hamels would like to be traded this winter, but he won’t demand one according to a report from Bob Nightengale. There are not many teams that have both the prospect currency it would take to acquire him and the payroll flexibility to add the $96 million left on his contract over the next four […]

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The Daily CCO: Lester’s Agents Talked to Kansas City, Hammel is Looking for Three-Year Deal and Other Cubs News

What was thought to be a two-team race for Jon Lester might have another entry in the Kansas City Royals. The Red Sox and Cubs are considered the favorites to land Jon Lester this winter, but according to a report from FOX Sports Kansas City, Lester’s agents spoke with the Royals about their client. Dayton […]

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The Daily CCO: Dodgers Very Much in the Mix for Russell Martin? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs are very interested in signing Russell Martin and so are the Pirates. Even with paying the high price to acquire Francisco Cervelli, Pittsburgh is not out on Martin. But the Dodgers would like to have a reunion with Martin, who finished 13th in the voting for National League MVP. According to a report from […]

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Cubs Have Sights Set on Russell Martin

The Cubs created more buzz Friday without saying a word. After an earlier report indicated the Cubs brass had a meeting scheduled with Russell Martin and his agents next week, Bruce Levine broke the news Friday morning the Cubs met with Martin and his agents Thursday. Martin is now the Cubs top priority. And he […]

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