The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Sticking to The Plan and Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Wednesday afternoon in San Diego and shot down several internet reports about the Cubs pursuing a “big bat” and another top of the rotation-type starter on the free agent market, like James Shields. Epstein did not address signing Jon Lester but he did say the Cubs would not […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Jon Lester

With multiple media outlets reporting the Cubs were looking to spend money this off-season to improve the rotation, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer did exactly that when the front office agreed to terms with Jon Lester after an agonizingly long process to a staggering six years and $155 million contract. Let’s take a look what […]

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The Wait is Over, Cubs Land Jon Lester

Jon Lester agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the front office landed their primary target Tuesday night when the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester. The Cubs have not announced the deal, but Joe Maddon confirmed the Cubs signed Jon Lester. […]

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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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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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The Daily CCO: Phillies Might Have to Alter Expectations to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Rumors

Cole Hamels would like to be traded this winter, but he won’t demand one according to a report from Bob Nightengale. There are not many teams that have both the prospect currency it would take to acquire him and the payroll flexibility to add the $96 million left on his contract over the next four […]

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Scott Boras Shared Some Thoughts on Kris Bryant and the Cubs

Scott Boras held court Wednesday afternoon in the lobby of the Arizona Biltmore on the last full day of the GM Meetings. The always quotable Boras had plenty to say about the Cubs and the best prospect in the game, Kris Bryant. Several players and top prospects in the Cubs system have Scott Boras as […]

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The Daily CCO: A Russell Martin Update, Jake Arrieta Receives Cy Votes and Other Cubs News

Reports from the Sun-Times and ESPN Chicago pointed to a resolution, possibly by the end of the month, on whether or not Russell Martin will be signing with the Cubs. While the Sun-Times indicated the Cubs are inching closer to landing Russell Martin, there are at least four teams still in play for Martin, even […]

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