The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Changed Workout Regimen and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jason Hammel changed his off-season workout program after struggling in the second half last season. Hammel said on 670 The Score he wore down and that led to his poor performance. It’s easy to forget how good Jason Hammel was over the first three months last season. Hammel was the Cubs’ best starter and was […]

Fernando Rodney Reportedly Close to Signing with Padres

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Padres and RHP Fernando Rodney are closing in on contract. The Cubs were believed to be one of the teams, along with the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks and Twins that showed interest in Rodney this winter. The Padres can offer Rodney the best opportunity to close games again […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Boldly Predicts Wire-to-Wire Division Crown for Cubs and Other News and Rumors

ESPN posted its bold predictions for each National League team for the upcoming season. And for the Cubs, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers thinks there is a NL Central Division title in Joe Maddon’s future. The Cubs will be picked to win the Central by many of the experts and to play deep into October. Rogers sees […]

Cubs Connected to Fernando Rodney, Indians Reportedly Done Making Big Moves

For the second time this week, the Cubs were included on a list of teams interested in free agent reliever Fernando Rodney. Nick Cafardo reported Saturday the Cubs have “talked about bringing him back.” The Padres and Blue Jays “have also kicked the tires on signing Fernando Rodney.” With Rodney looking to close games again, […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Projections, Bigger Expectations in the New Year

With ushering in the New Year, the countdown started for pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. For the Cubs there are 47 days left before camp officially begins on Feb. 19. The Cubs Convention is 12 days away and reports over the last three days indicated the front office is still talking to teams […]

Cubs Have Reportedly Talked about Re-Signing RHP Fernando Rodney

It’s believed the Cubs would like to add another reliever or two to the roster in the coming weeks prior to pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa on Feb. 19. The Cubs were one of three teams showing the most interest in veteran closer Fernando Rodney last month and could still be interested in re-signing […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Taking Offers on Jorge Soler

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs are “still taking offers” on Jorge Soler. The Cubs would reportedly include Soler in a trade for a controllable starting pitcher. And Heyman thinks there is a decent match-up with the Indians for either Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar. The Cubs are consistently linked to three teams (Indians, Padres […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Takes Home Manager of the Year Awards and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Theo Epstein said it would be a wild Winter Meetings. And Tuesday was exactly that for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs made two significant moves and they are reportedly not done. The Cubs signed Ben Zobrist to a four-year contract and traded Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and a PTBNL. Joe […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Flurry of Activity and Rumors Before the Winter Meetings

The front office checked off one of the boxes from the off-season to-do list when the Cubs landed John Lackey on Friday. The Cubs and Lackey agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million contract. The Cubs acquired a reliever via a waiver claim and announced its 2016 Spring Training Schedule. With the Winter Meetings […]

Report: Cubs One of Three Teams Showing Most Interest in Fernando Rodney

The Cubs have acquired several bullpen arms this off-season with small trades, waiver claims and a minor signing. The front office would like to add more depth to the relief corps and according to Mike Berardino, the Cubs are one of three teams showing the most interest in free agent, veteran reliever Fernando Rodney. The […]