The Daily CCO: Trade to the Cubs Put a Huge Smile on Dexter Fowler’s Face

The front office added the top of the order bat that was missing from the Cubs roster with Monday’s trade with the Astros for Dexter Fowler. While Jed Hoyer said it was up to Joe Maddon as to where in the lineup Fowler will hit, the veteran outfielder grinds out at bats and has gotten […]


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Cubs Will Reportedly Focus on Trading Welington Castillo and Possibly Travis Wood

The front office may be done with the heavy lifting this off-season but may not be done tweaking the roster with less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Mesa. The Cubs pulled off the deal with the Astros Monday for Dexter Fowler and checked another area off the off-season wish list. While […]


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Kris Bryant Plans on Making it Hard on the Cubs Not to Be Included on Opening Day Roster

The ‘Will Kris Bryant be on the Opening Day roster?’ questions have only begun. While the front office and Joe Maddon were asked countless times during the convention where the Cubs’ top prospect will start the upcoming season, the Kris Bryant Watch doesn’t officially start for another five weeks. Before the Cubs traded Luis Valbuena […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]


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Dexter Fowler Gives Cubs Depth in the Outfield and Joe Maddon a Top of the Order Bat

The Cubs acquired the everyday outfielder that hits at the top of the lineup the front office has been looking for in Dexter Fowler. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers on a conference call the Cubs started talking to the Astros about Fowler in early December. According to the Sun-Times, the front office targeted and […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]


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A Contract Extension on the Horizon for Theo Epstein?

Before the off-season went in a different direction than any one was expecting, it was believed Tom Ricketts would extend Theo Epstein’s contract at some point this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have two years left on the original five-year contract that was signed in Oct. 2011. There were indications two months ago the […]


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Edwin Jackson’s Role with 2015 Cubs Remains in Question

Edwin Jackson’s status with the team and possible role for the upcoming season will be two of the countless questions the front office will be asked during the convention, by both the fan base and the media. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall that Edwin Jackson would have to earn a spot on […]


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Report: Starlin Castro Preparing for Spring Training at Cubs Facility in Mesa

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, Starlin Castro is in Arizona at the Cubs facility preparing for Spring Training. Castro’s agent, Paul Kinzer told the Tribune he may return briefly to his home in the Dominican Republic before camp officially begins Feb. 24. Castro is scheduled to attend the Cubs Convention this weekend. When the […]


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MLB Still Investigating Tampering Charges Rays Filed against the Cubs

One of the questions that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer will be asked this week is the status of Major League Baseball’s investigation of the tampering charges the Rays filed over Joe Maddon opting out of his contract and signing with the Cubs. According to Nick Cafardo the investigation is ongoing and Major League Baseball […]


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