Cubs Reported as a Possible Suitor for RHP Kenta Maeda

Reports have indicated the Hiroshima Carp could post RHP Kenta Maeda before the end of the month. Once he’s posted, Maeda will garner a lot of attention as teams across the league lineup to commit the $20 million fee for the right to negotiate a deal with him. Last year it was believed the clubs […]

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Cubs Viewed as a Force in the Market, Keeping All Options Open to Improve the Roster

The consensus around the game following last week’s GM Meetings is that it’s going to be a busy winter in the trade market due to the lack of impact players available in free agency. And while the Cubs may not make any trades themselves, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer could have an impact on the […]

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Cubs’ Joe Maddon Enjoys Being Part of the Free Agent Process

Joe Maddon is focused on nailing down the coaching staff right now. And the new Cubs’ skipper has spoken to a couple of his players (Edwin Jackson and Wesley Wright). But if he receives a call from Theo Epstein or Jed Hoyer about talking to a player the front office is interested in signing, he […]

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Jon Lester Update: Down to the Red Sox and Cubs?

Uncertainty is the only certainty in life, and in baseball, and those that were certain Jon Lester would sign with the Cubs this winter did not figure in his attachment to the Boston Red Sox. As the off-season has progressed it has become more and more apparent Lester has no ill feelings toward the Red […]

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Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors Dominate the News During Day Two of the GM Meetings

Before reports hit the wire the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann and working on a deal with Justin Masterson, rumors continued to swirl around the Chicago Cubs at the GM Meetings. Jed Hoyer provided an update Tuesday on Starlin Castro and according to a report from Patrick Mooney, Castro has […]

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Report: Cubs Working on a Deal with RHP Justin Masterson

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs are working on a one-year contract with RHP Justin Masterson. Justin Masterson “is said to be willing to sign a low-cost one-year deal, possibly similar to the $1 million deal the Cubs gave RHP James McDonald last winter.” The Cubs have been connected to Masterson for […]

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Report: Cubs Had Face-to-Face Meetings with Agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel

The GM Meetings began Monday at the Biltmore in Phoenix and the Cubs are talking to agents of the players the front office are interested in signing this winter. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs had face-to-face meetings with the agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel. Lester is represented by ACES […]

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The Daily CCO: Russell Martin to Reject Pirates Qualifying Offer and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Monday is the deadline for the 12 players to accept or reject the $15.3 qualifying offer for next season. The Cubs have been linked heavily to four of the 12 players: Russell Martin, Max Scherzer, David Robertson and James Shields. According to a report from Jon Heyman, as expected Russell Martin will officially reject the […]

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Joe Maddon Talked Life, Baseball and the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon was on Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during last Thursday’s media day. Maddon was a regular on the show for a number of years and it was always a pleasure listening to Maddon talk baseball on a weekly basis. Thursday was his first time on with Stern […]

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