Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Remain in the Mix for Ben Zobrist, Talking to Yankees about a Deal for Starlin Castro

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are still in on Ben Zobrist. The Cubs would need other things to come together in order to sign him. Multiple reports Tuesday afternoon indicated the Cubs “could still make Zobrist fit for them.” And Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are talking about a deal that […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

Starlin Castro Rumors Update

Mark Feinsand stirred the pot Friday morning when he reported the Cubs and Yankees had discussed a deal that would send Starlin Castro to New York for Brett Gardner. By midafternoon Feinsand changed his tune after Jon Heyman reported the two teams had not talked about a Castro-Gardner swap, and presumably getting an update from […]

Report: Cubs Discussed Sending Starlin Castro to Yankees for Brett Gardner

According to a report from Mark Feinsand, the Cubs and Yankees have discussed a deal that would send Starlin Castro to the Yankees for outfielder Brett Gardner. Updated 2:00pm CST – Jon Heyman reported the Yankees and Cubs have not talked about a Brett Gardner for Starlin Castro trade. As previously reported, the Yankees are […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Recognized as the Best Skipper in the National League

Joe Maddon was the best manager in the National League throughout the 2015 season and now he has the hardware to prove it. Maddon received 18 of a possible 30 first place votes from the BBWAA and won his third Manager of the Year Award, the first with the Cubs. The Cubs won 24 more […]

Jackie Bradley Jr. Could No Longer Be an Option for the Cubs

Theo Epstein drafted him and last week it was reported Jackie Bradley Jr. was one of several possibilities the Cubs were checking on for a centerfielder. Bradley Jr. is known as an exceptional defensive outfielder. And many teams think he will eventually hit enough in the majors to keep him in the lineup on a […]

Cubs Reportedly View Gerardo Parra as Possibility for Center Field

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, outfielder Gerardo Parra is on the Cubs radar. The Cubs were believed to be interested in Parra prior to the deadline last summer. And he could be an option to fill the team’s need for a centerfielder. The Cubs are exploring free agents and trade possibilities to find […]

Cubs Reportedly of Interest to Ben Zobrist and Outfield Rumors

Included in an excellent report from Patrick Mooney is that there “is mutual interest between the Cubs and Ben Zobrist.” Mooney explained at this point “it’s more about monitoring the situation” but one of Joe Maddon’s guys would be interested in signing with the Cubs. The Cubs would “probably need to trade one of their […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/11

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, it seems that every level came out swinging, as each team scored over twenty runs in their first four games. There were also some lights-out pitching performances and an addition to the Iowa Cubs pitching staff. The Cubs also released several players in the organization. […]