The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Named the Best Pitcher in the National League, Cubs Complete the Trifecta

The Chicago Cubs had a very good three days. After Kris Bryant was unanimously named the NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, the BBWAA voted Joe Maddon the National League Manager of the Year. And Wednesday, Jake Arrieta topped Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to win the National League Cy Young Award. The Cubs […]

Cubs Meeting with Agents for Price, Greinke, Zimmermann and Samardzija and Other Rumors

The Cubs are scheduled to have “a bunch of meetings with agents” and talk to a lot of teams before leaving Boca Raton. Meetings were expected to start taking place Tuesday night leading up to the end of the GM Meetings. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs were expected to talk to David Price’s agent, […]

The Daily CCO: Making Big Additions Will Take Creativity and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs have been connected to every big name free agent on the market from David Price and Zack Greinke to Jason Heyward. The front office’s focus is on acquiring pitching this winter and if possible there are other areas the Cubs would like to address. The Cubs are seen throughout the game as the […]

Cubs Reportedly One of the Teams Interested in Darren O’Day

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs are one of the teams in the mix for Darren O’Day. The veteran right hander reliever is coming off a very good four-year stretch with the Orioles and is expected to be in high demand this winter. O’Day is the top reliever available on the free […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Targeting Matt Garza?

The Cubs began Day Three in Orlando by spending $10 million on Carlos Pena … and spent the night discussing how to improve their pitching staff. A late report from Bruce Levine indicated the Cubs and Rays met for a second time and “discussed parameters of a trade that would send right-handed pitcher Matt Garza […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Talking Pitching

With Carlos Pena signed, sealed and delivered on Wednesday morning (Pena inked a one-year contract with the Cubs worth $10 million. Pena will earn $5 million in 2011 and will receive the other $5 million in January of 2012), the Cubs turned their attention to adding a pitcher to their staff. According to reports, the […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

Rumors, Rumors and More Rumors for the Cubs at Day Two of the Winter Meetings

The Cubs might not be making any moves, as of yet, but Jim Hendry is doing a lot of talking. Tuesday was a busy day for the Cubs that reportedly will end with a second meeting in 24 hours with Carlos Pena’s agent, Scott Boras. According to the rumor mill, Hendry aggressively shopped Tom Gorzelanny, […]