Is Jake Peavy a Back-Up Plan for the Cubs?

The front office would like to add one, if not two starters to the roster this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at a top of the rotation-type pitcher from outside of the organization and the list of possibilities likely include Jon Lester, James Shields and Cole Hamels. As Theo […]

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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 Would Ideally Add Two Starting Pitchers to Roster This Off-Season

Theo Epstein reiterated Friday and Saturday what he said during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central Division. The Cubs plan on competing without selling out the future and the team will continue to develop the young players at the Major League level. The Cubs are […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Will Reportedly Try to Keep James Shields and Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will be aggressive on the free agent market. A top of the rotation-type starter is thought to be high on the Cubs’ off-season list. And many think the Cubs will pay Jon Lester big money to lead the rotation for several years. Other options for […]

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The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its season Tuesday afternoon and the Mesa Solar Sox open the 2014 fall league with a trip to Glendale to take on the Desert Dogs. Mesa’s first game begins at 2:35pm CDT (12:35pm MST). Several of the Cubs tops prospects including Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards and Dan Vogelbach will […]

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Front Office Focused on Adding the Right Pieces to the Cubs Roster

The Cubs have a goal for 2015 and that is to win the National League Central Division. Theo Epstein created the headlines Tuesday and Jed Hoyer backed up his boss’ statements Thursday during his weekly spot on The Kap & Haugh Show (87.7 The Game). “That is certainly the goal next year going into Spring […]

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Justin Masterson Among Pitching Options Cubs Expected to Explore this Off-Season

With the front office placing pitching at the top of the off-season wish list, the Cubs will be connected to just about every free agent starter on the market. The Cubs are believed to be looking to add a top of the rotation-type starter, or two, over the next two off-seasons. The industry buzz, as […]

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The Daily CCO: Hammel Could See More Time with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

What was considered ‘Plan B’ for the Cubs last off-season turned into a positive experience for Jason Hammel in Chicago and he could re-sign with the Cubs this winter. After dealing with injuries for two seasons in Baltimore, Hammel hit it off with Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio and the veteran right hander performed extremely […]

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Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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