Could Jake Arrieta Be the Key to the Cubs Success?

To say expectations for the Cubs are rather high would be an understatement. From guarantees to predictions to projections, for the first time under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs will be expected to win games at the big league level, and a lot of them. The front office made moves this off-season focused on improving […]


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Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though season in the Cubs revamped rotation. Arrieta was very good a year ago for a last place team after spending the first month of […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with OF Dexter Fowler, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and newly acquired OF Dexter Fowler agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $9.5 million. The Cubs have agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the team’s seven arbitration eligible players. The Cubs reportedly signed RHP Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract and Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and INF Luis Valbuena agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.2 million contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Travis Wood Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs and Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.685 million contract. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with five of the seven arbitration eligible players … Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront ($1.925 million), OF Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) and C Welington Castillo […]


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From the Wire: Jake Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Agrees to Terms with the Cubs on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.63 million contract for the 2015 season. Jake Arrieta is the fourth of seven arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs have signed […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Guarantees a Division Crown for the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo did not back down Thursday from his statement at the end of last season. Rizzo said the Cubs are going to win the National League Central Division Crown this year. Rizzo told the beat writers during a stop on the Cubs Caravan at Jacob Beidler Elementary, “We’re going to win the NL Central. […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with LHP Felix Doubront, Sign to One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and LHP Felix Doubront avoided arbitration Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $1.925 million. Doubront is the first of the seven salary arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. Friday is […]


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