The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]

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Cubs Send Minor League SS Marco Hernandez to Red Sox to Complete Felix Doubront Trade

The Cubs completed the trade with the Boston Red Sox for LHP Felix Doubront on Monday afternoon. Minor League SS Marco Hernandez was sent to the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal that landed Doubront with the Cubs. The Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from Boston on July 30. The conditions of the […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Goes Yard in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez returned to Santurce’s starting lineup on Sunday. Baez hit third and started at second base … and he had a good afternoon at the plate. Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and two strikeouts in Santurce’s 4-2 victory over San Juan. Baez doubled to left in the first and […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Jason Hammel

At the start of the Winter Meetings, the Cubs struck first and signed a free agent pitcher, but not the one everyone was waiting for. Jason Hammel is obviously not the pitcher that Jon Lester is, but he does improve the ball club and his two-year, $20 million deal with a club option for a […]

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Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]

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The Daily CCO: Another Deadline Day in MLB and Cubs News and Rumors

Tuesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. And there could be a lot of player movement around Major League Baseball before 11:00pm CST. Jon Paul Morosi reported Monday night a GM he spoke with said “trade talks have intensified around MLB in last 48 hours.” Jake Arrieta, […]

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Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Starting Pitchers

A strength for the Cubs the year before with a 3.97 ERA, starting pitching was an absolute rollercoaster for the team last season totaling a 50-63 record, 798 strikeouts in 927 innings with a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The Cubs were among the best in the league at the beginning of the year, but […]

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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: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Stove to Light

With the post-season winding down, teams not participating in October are having discussions on how to make their teams better this winter. The Royals have proven the key is just getting into the post-season and once in the dance anything can happen. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Anthony Rizzo have already stated the Cubs goal […]

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