The Daily CCO: Dexter Fowler Continues to Draw Interest from Mets as Cubs Look for a Centerfielder

Dexter Fowler had a very good season with the Cubs, both at the plate and in the field. Fowler batted .250/.346/.411 with 29 doubles, eight triples and 17 home runs for a .757 OPS. And after the break, Fowler hit .272/.389/.463 with a .852 OPS. Fowler rejected the Cubs’ qualifying offer and is testing the […]

From the Wire: White Sox Claim RHP Jacob Turner Off Waivers from Cubs

According to the transactions page on, the White Sox claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Cubs. Turner had not been reinstated from the 60-day DL and did not count against the 40-man roster. The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 40 players. Jacob Turner spent the 2015 season on the disabled […]

Arbitration Eligible Players Will Put a Pretty Big Dent in Cubs Available Payroll for 2016

The Cubs have 10 players eligible for salary arbitration. Jake Arrieta is the biggest of the group and will receive the largest pay increase. Chris Coghlan, Justin Grimm, Jonathan Herrera, Clayton Richard, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden, Justin Turner and Travis Wood are arbitration eligible for the 2016 season. The deadline to tender contracts to […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Set the Tone and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are looking to play in the post-season for the first time in seven years and Joe Maddon managed Thursday’s game like it was the playoffs. After jumping out to an early lead, the Cubs held off the Giants and won the opener of four-game series. Joe Maddon sent a message during the fifth […]

Cubs Shut Down RHP Jacob Turner

Theo Epstein announced Wednesday afternoon that RHP Jacob Turner has been shut down indefinitely. Turner was on a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee when his elbow flared up. Epstein did not say how long the Cubs think it will be before Turner is able to resume throwing. Jacob Turner made two starts for Double-A Tennessee. […]

The Daily CCO: One-Run Games, Mr. Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Extra innings delayed the daily report on a Monday following a good weekend for the Cubs. The Cubs improved to a season-high seven games over .500 with the team’s eighth walk-off win of the year Sunday night. The Cubs are 17-11 in the 28 one-run games they have played this year. Almost half of the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]

The Daily CCO: Turner Rehabbing, Waiting on Soriano, Lester Struggling and Other Cubs News

There was positive news on the pitching and injury front for the Cubs before the loss Tuesday night in Detroit. RHP Jacob Turner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and the right hander made his first rehab start with the Smokies. Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League and has been on the disabled […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]

Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]