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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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Picks Up Joe Bauman Award, Says Looking Forward to Future

Kris Bryant attended the Winter Meetings in San Diego to receive the awards he earned during the 2014 season. Bryant won the 2014 Joe Bauman Award for hitting the most home runs (42) in the minor leagues. Bryant spoke with Carrie Muskat after Monday’s luncheon and said he’s ready for next season. Bryant said it is […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Meeting with Agents, A Decision Could Be Close

The race for Jon Lester could soon be over. According to multiple reports, Jon Lester could make a decision within the next 24-36 hours. Buster Olney reported, Lester is “nearing the finish line” and he will make a decision “no earlier” than Monday night and “no later” than Tuesday. Lester is believed to still be […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on Two-Year Contract with RHP Jason Hammel

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract for $20 million with RHP Jason Hammel that includes an option for the 2017 season. The deal is pending a physical. Jason Hammel will be paid $9 million a year for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The contract reportedly includes a […]

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Report: Cubs Close to Re-Signing Jason Hammel

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs are close to a deal with RHP Jason Hammel. The Cubs and Hammel were reportedly interested in a reunion after he put up good numbers for three months last season. Jason Hammel was 8-5 in 17 starts with a 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 3.19 FIP. […]

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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]

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The Daily CCO: Gearing Up for a Busy Two Weeks

If November was any indication, it is going to be a very busy two weeks and an interesting last month of the year around Major League Baseball. Jed Hoyer pointed to the week after Thanksgiving and the first two weeks of December being the busiest free agent and trade time of the year. Hoyer is […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors, Rumors, Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

With two weeks to go before the start of the Winter Meetings, rumors continue to dominate baseball’s landscape. Teams continue to talk to agents and other clubs trying to improve their respective rosters. One huge free agent agreed to terms late Sunday. Hanley Ramirez and the Red Sox are expected to finalize a five-year, $90 […]

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The Daily CCO: The Jon Lester Watch Continues and Cubs News and Rumors

Jon Lester’s free agent tour continued Thursday with a stop in Atlanta and a meeting with the Braves. According to report from David O’Brien, Jon Lester had lunch met with the Braves’ brass. Atlanta looked into trading for Lester at the deadline last July and scouted him extensively according to Gordon Edes before he was […]

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