A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though season in the Cubs revamped rotation. Arrieta was very good a year ago for a last place team after spending the first month of […]


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Edwin Jackson’s Role with 2015 Cubs Remains in Question

Edwin Jackson’s status with the team and possible role for the upcoming season will be two of the countless questions the front office will be asked during the convention, by both the fan base and the media. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall that Edwin Jackson would have to earn a spot on […]


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The Daily CCO: Roster Decisions on the Horizon, Checking on Baez and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the first weekend of Two Thousand Fifteen and the Cubs have roster decisions to make. The team has not announced the signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia yet and will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before officially adding him to the mix in the outfield. The Cubs may have already […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for Jason Hammel to Slide Back into the Rotation and Other News and Notes

Happy New Year! If all goes as planned in Spring Training, Jason Hammel should begin the season as the third starter in Joe Maddon’s rotation. The front office made a second tour for Hammel a priority when the off-season began and he’s back in the fold for the Cubs for at least two more years. […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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Jon Lester Believes in The Plan and the Cubs will Win

Jon Lester said he is honored and excited to be part of the Cubs organization and pointed out during his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, he came to the Cubs to win. “I’m here to win.” “I like to win. People that know me know that I’m not very happy when we lose or […]


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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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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on Two-Year Contract with RHP Jason Hammel

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract for $20 million with RHP Jason Hammel that includes an option for the 2017 season. The deal is pending a physical. Jason Hammel will be paid $9 million a year for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The contract reportedly includes a […]


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Cubs Announce Hiring of Dave Martinez and Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Dave Martinez as the team’s bench coach Thursday and Joe Maddon’s entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. Brandon Hyde was shifted to first base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo who was named first base coach on Oct. 9. Dascenzo will remain in the organization as outfield and baserunning coordinator […]


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