The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Sixth Round Pick RHP Dylan Cease

According to multiple reports, including one from Dylan Cease, the Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Cease on a $1.5 million signing bonus. The Cubs selected the right-hander in the sixth round of the draft. Cease had committed to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Dylan Cease received $1,230,500 over the Cubs sixth round […]

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Cubs Sign Draft Picks LHP Tommy Thorpe and RHP Ryan Williams

The Cubs have not made the signings official yet, but from all indications the team has signed eighth round draft pick (229th overall) LHP Tommy Thorpe and tenth round draft pick (289th overall) RHP Ryan Williams. LHP Tommy Thorpe signed an under-slot deal of $135,000 and RHP Ryan Williams signed for an under-slot bonus of $1,000. Both […]

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Cubs Draft Update: Could Be a Busy Week for Announcements

While Kyle Schwarber is the only draft pick that has officially signed with the Cubs, reports and rumors have suggested the Cubs have agreed to terms with several of the players that were recently selected in the draft. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to a signing bonus with third round draft pick Mark Zagunis. Zagunis’ […]

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Cubs Sign First Round Draft Pick Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs will make it official Wednesday the team has signed first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber and the Cubs have reportedly agreed to a signing bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. With Kyle Schwarber ($3.125 million) and Mark Zagunis ($615,000) signing under-slot deals, the Cubs can use the $1,596,100 on other […]

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Cubs Agree to Terms with Mark Zagunis and Other Draft News and Notes

The Cubs have agreed to terms with third round pick, catcher Mark Zagunis, according to reports from Chris Cotillo and Jim Callis. Zagunis will reportedly receive $615,000, slightly under-slot for the Cubs third round pick value of $714,900. The Cubs have not announced the signing. The Cubs view Mark Zagunis as catcher, and while he […]

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Cubs Select Pitching and Possibilities on the Third Day of the 2014 Draft

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft wrapped up on Saturday with rounds 11-40. The Cubs used six of their picks in rounds 11-20 on pitching and used a total of 13 picks on pitching during the last day of the draft. The Cubs used 21 of their 40 picks over three days on pitchers while drafting […]

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Pitching, Pitching and More Pitching for the Cubs in the Second Day of the 2014 Draft

The Cubs focused on pitching in the second day of the draft. After taking Mark Zagunis, a catcher from Virginia Tech in the third round, the Cubs used their next seven picks on pitchers. The Cubs selected seven pitchers (four right handers, three left handers) on Friday and have used eight of their first ten […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Two

The Rule 4 Draft resumes on Friday morning (11:30am CDT) with the third round. The second day of the draft, while it does not garner the attention of the first day, is equally as important and will determine if an organization has had a good draft or not. Day two begins with the third round […]

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