Report: Cubs Working on a Deal with RHP Justin Masterson

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs are working on a one-year contract with RHP Justin Masterson. Justin Masterson “is said to be willing to sign a low-cost one-year deal, possibly similar to the $1 million deal the Cubs gave RHP James McDonald last winter.” The Cubs have been connected to Masterson for […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Centered on Catching and Starting Pitching Upgrades

The silly season kicks into full gear throughout the league Monday when the GM Meetings begin at the Arizona Biltmore, which is less than 30 minutes from Cubs Park in Mesa. The Tribune reported the Cubs are “aligned financially to land two marquee free agents” and the front office has another recruiting tool with Joe […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Named to MLB All-Star Team, Coaching Staff Update and Other Cubs News

Rosters for the upcoming Japan Series (Nov. 11-20) were announced Friday and Cubs’ lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was named to the MLB All-Star team that will travel to Japan to play a five-game series against Japanese teams. John Farrell replaced Ron Washington as the manager of the Major League All-Star team that features Evan Longoria, Robinson […]

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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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Major Changes Not Expected to Cubs Coaching Staff

With Joe Maddon in the fold, the coaching staff is a top priority for the Cubs’ new skipper and front office. The coaching staff was in place before Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer decided to switch gears and replace Rick Renteria with Joe Maddon. Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Lester Strode (assistant […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Would Surrender Second Round Pick for Right Free Agent Fit

The Cubs are in position to sign multiple free agents this winter and have been linked to all of the big names from Jon Lester to Max Scherzer to Russell Martin to David Robertson. But despite reports that have the Cubs signing both Lester and Scherzer to mega deals, the Cubs are not going to […]

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Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]

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Joe Maddon to Sit Down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to Discuss Cubs Coaching Staff

Reports after Joe Maddon was hired indicated small changes would be made to the coaching staff that was thought to be set a month ago. As of Friday the Cubs had two spots to fill on the staff with third base coach Gary Jones and quality assurance coach Jose Castro leaving the organization. Maddon was […]

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The Daily CCO: Twins Could Pursue Cubs Pitching Coach Chris Bosio

The front office has not addressed the coaching staff since hiring Joe Maddon, but only small changes were expected to be made as of Friday. The Cubs will have to hire a new third base coach with Gary Jones leaving the team after Rick Renteria was fired. And a new quality assurance coach will also […]

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