Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several teams interested in acquiring INF/OF Ben Zobrist and RHP Tyler Clippard. Once Billy Beane decides to start trading players he […]


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When Javier Baez is Ready, Will the Cubs Shift the Infield?

The Cubs could soon have a very good problem, one that should make the other New York team rather envious … too many players and not enough positions on the field. Javier Baez is applying the adjustments at Triple-A Iowa and producing at the plate. While the Cubs are not in a rush to call […]


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Report: Cubs May Consider RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office added bullpen depth to the organization Tuesday when the Cubs acquired Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for Welington Castillo. The bullpen is one of the areas the Cubs are expected to address before the deadline and are believed to be interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon. According to Jon Heyman, another veteran reliever […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon

One of the areas the front office is expected to address before the trade deadline is the bullpen. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs are interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon and have had internal discussions about the veteran closer. There is an obvious connection between the Cubs’ front office and Jonathan Papelbon. The Red […]


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Should LHP Scott Kazmir and RHP Jonathan Papelbon be on the Cubs Radar?

The rumor season is still several weeks from kicking in to high gear. Jim Duquette recently spoke to a handful of general managers and was told “there is zero trade talk going on around Major League Baseball right now.” When teams start talking, or in some cases continue conversations, there could be a lot of […]


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Cubs and Mets Have Discussed Swapping Players, Have Not Found a Match Yet

With the Cubs and Mets playing four games at Wrigley this week, it was inevitable there would be numerous reports about how each team has what the other lacks. And while both front offices acknowledge there have been conversations, the Cubs and Mets do not seem to match up on a trade. According to a […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Stinks and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jon Lester did not start his career with the Cubs the way he would have liked. A dead, or tired, arm in Spring Training put him behind and kept him from preparing for the season. Lester struggled on Opening Night and lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Cardinals while St. Louis exposed in front […]


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Cubs Could Use Some Relief from the Starting Rotation

The Cubs made three changes to the pitching staff Tuesday and more roster moves are expected in the coming days. Joe Maddon and the front office are attempting to find the right pieces for the pen while dealing with injuries and a starting staff that is not pitching deep enough into games. LHP James Russell […]


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The Daily CCO: Changes Coming to the Cubs Bullpen? And Other News and Notes

What was viewed as a strength of the team coming out of Spring Training has turned into a glaring weakness for the Chicago Cubs. And for the fourth time in four seasons a bad bullpen is costing the Cubs games. Prior to this year, the Cubs were not expected to win games. Jed Hoyer has […]


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Cubs Cleared of Tampering Charges in Hiring of Joe Maddon

The six-plus month investigation into the tampering charges filed by the Rays against the Cubs for the hiring of Joe Maddon is over and MLB found the Cubs did not violate any rules. Major League Baseball released the following statement: “Major League Baseball has concluded its tampering investigation regarding Joe Maddon’s departure from the Tampa […]


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