Is Jake Peavy a Back-Up Plan for the Cubs?

The front office would like to add one, if not two starters to the roster this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at a top of the rotation-type pitcher from outside of the organization and the list of possibilities likely include Jon Lester, James Shields and Cole Hamels. As Theo […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Two Most Important Currencies in the Game

The front office is exploring ways to improve the big league team for 2015 without sacrificing the long term health and goals of the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about what they would like to add to the roster this winter: at least one, if not two starting pitchers, veteran position players […]

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The Cubs Front Office Has an Off-Season Wish List

This off-season the front office would like to begin adding players from outside of the organization to the existing young roster in order to help take the Cubs to the next level. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have stated publicly the Cubs will not alter The Plan and sellout to win in 2015, but it […]

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The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Rumors and News from a Memorable Day of Playoff Baseball

Friday was an excellent day of baseball while rumors and speculation surrounding the Cubs picked-up. Three of the four playoff games were decided by one run and it took 11 innings to for the Royals to take a 2-0 lead in the best of five over the Angels. And two of the games featured big […]

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Cubs Reportedly One of Two Teams that Really Wants Cole Hamels

When the Cubs put in a waiver claim for LHP Cole Hamels in August it signaled to the rest of the baseball world that the front office had the financial flexibility to add significant dollars to the payroll and that the team was ready to turn the corner. The front office and Phillies’ GM Ruben […]

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Front Office Focused on Adding the Right Pieces to the Cubs Roster

The Cubs have a goal for 2015 and that is to win the National League Central Division. Theo Epstein created the headlines Tuesday and Jed Hoyer backed up his boss’ statements Thursday during his weekly spot on The Kap & Haugh Show (87.7 The Game). “That is certainly the goal next year going into Spring […]

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Cubs Continue to Be Connected to Jon Lester

The Cubs are expected to make a run at a top of the rotation-type starting pitcher this winter and two of those starters are squaring off in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday night. Jon Lester and James Shields take the hill in the biggest game of the year for both teams. The winner […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Pitching and Position Players Appear Priorities for the Cubs

As the Cubs shift into off-season mode, it is believed the front office has two priorities this winter: add a top of the rotation-type pitcher and veteran bats that can get on base. The front office sees the need to not only add a veteran presence to the clubhouse, but offensively the team will need […]

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