Player Acquisition Cost: LHP David Price

Will they or won’t they? That’s a question on every Cubs fans mind when it comes to the trade deadline and David Price of the Detroit Tigers. With prizes like Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Papelbon already off the board, some are wondering when the Cubs are going to get their turn on the […]


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Cubs Could Reportedly Take Up to the Deadline to Add a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs are expected to be active before the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and have been linked by the mainstream media to just about every player that is known to be available. The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat. Reports have suggested the […]


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Cubs Rumors Roundup a Week Before the Deadline

With a week to go in the non-waiver trade deadline as expected, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear and the Cubs appear to be mentioned in just about every other report and rumor that surfaces. For every report that states the Cubs are interested in one player, there is another that says the […]


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Report: Cubs Talked to the Tigers about David Price

Dave Dombrowski has not decided if the Tigers will be buyers and sellers before the deadline. And multiple reports Wednesday pointed to Dombrowski making a decision by Sunday on which direction he will take the organization. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have already reached out to the Tigers about David Price. Levine reported late […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as the USA Celebrates a Birthday

Hello again, everybody. It was very nice to see the Cubs bounce back strong from a five-game losing streak and sweep the Mets on the road. This quick turnaround exemplifies why the Cubs of 2015 are vastly different than many of their recent versions. During the past few years, the Cubs would turn a five-game […]


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The Daily CCO: Get Ready for an Off-Season of David Price and Cubs Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the goal was to add impact starting pitching to the organization over the next 15-18 months. The Cubs signed Jon Lester, and while he has not pitched to his own expectations, the front office added a top of the rotation starter to the Cubs. Unless the Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant Set for Left Field Debut, Maddon Not Happy with Jackson and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is expected to play left field in Thursday’s game against the Angels. The Cubs have not said if he will start the game or come off the bench. Joe Maddon said Bryant is looking forward to playing the outfield. And Bryant told the beat writers he is ready for it and he is […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Would Like to See Javier Baez Smile

Joe Maddon spent the weekend in Puerto Rico watching Javier Baez and to start building a relationship with the young slugger. Maddon tweeted Saturday night that he was sitting in Eduardo Perez’s office at Hiram Bithorn Stadium prior to the game between Santurce and Mayaguez. Perez is Baez’s manager in Winter Ball. Baez responded with […]


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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs ‘play two‘ to open the Cactus League schedule in 39 days. The front office should release the list of non-roster invitations to big league camp in […]


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Cardinals Reportedly Exploring Trades for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP David Price or Signing RHP Max Scherzer

After reportedly kicking the tires on Jon Lester early in the off-season, the Cardinals are exploring ways to add an ace to its rotation. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Cardinals looking into acquiring LHP Cole Hamels from the Phillies or LHP David Price from the Tigers and discussing […]


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