Starlin Castro Reportedly Cleared Waivers

Jon Heyman reported last Friday Starlin Castro had been placed on revocable trade waivers. Heyman’s report was not confirmed. And over the last seven days, news did not surface if Castro had been claimed, pulled back or passed through waivers. According to Jon Heyman, as expected Starlin Castro cleared waivers. The Cubs talked to teams […]


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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein is Committed to the Cubs, Reportedly Getting Closer on a New Deal

The Cubs made it two in a row over the Braves on Friday afternoon. And not only maintained the four game lead over the Giants but gained ground in the division Friday night. Madison Bumgarner beat the Pirates 6-4 and the Cardinals lost 9-3 in San Diego. The Cubs will enter play Saturday four games […]


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Cubs Reportedly Place Starlin Castro on Revocable Trade Waivers

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs placed Starlin Castro on revocable waivers. Heyman’s report has not been confirmed by the national media or the Cubs’ beat writers. Heyman reported Friday morning Castro’s “name hit the revocable waiver wire a couple of days ago.” Heyman did not provide an exact date but did […]


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Front Office Continues to Explore Options to Add Veteran Players to Cubs Roster

The front office continues to explore ways to improve the big league roster with 11 days left before the waiver trade deadline. The Cubs would like to add veteran players to the bench and pitching staff according to Bruce Levine. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer like internal options that will be recalled when rosters expand […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing September Call-Ups

With two weeks remaining in August, the Cubs are discussing which players on the 40-man roster will be called up in September with the roster expands. Joe Maddon talked to the Tribune about the possible additions to the active roster. “I’ve always liked the nugget or two that you draw from the minor league system, […]


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Chase Utley Update: Down to Cubs, Angels and Giants?

According to multiple reports, the Cubs are one of at least six teams still in the mix for Chase Utley. And the Sun-Times indicated Friday, the Cubs “await the direction the second baseman and the Phillies want to go in the multi-layered process.” The Phillies have received multiple offers for Chase Utley. Giants’ GM Bobby […]


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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 […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. There have been ramblings on Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, on Thursdays, and on Fridays … but never has there ever been ramblings on a Saturday! I don’t mean to shock your system, but it is a shock to mine as well. A weekend Ramblings! With that said, there really is not […]


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Cubs Pursuing Pitching as Deadline Nears

The countdown to baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) has begun and with just over 14 hours left, the Cubs are working to add at least one pitcher to the roster. According to Joel Sherman, the Cubs and Padres are working on something big. And the Sun-Times confirmed the two teams are discussing several […]


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Reports: Cubs Focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy

The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher prior to the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and are focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy according to multiple reports. The Cubs and Padres reportedly discussed a deal for Starlin Castro. A.J. Preller is looking for a shortstop and the […]


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