Cubs Reportedly One of Three Teams Pursuing Jonathan Papelbon

The Cubs interest in Jonathan Papelbon dates back to at least May and contrary to recent reports, the Cubs are still believed to be discussing the veteran closer. According to a report from Todd Zolecki, the Cubs, Blue Jays and Nationals are pursuing Jonathan Papelbon and the talks are intensifying with the trade deadline five […]


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The Daily CCO: Hoyer Says Cubs Working the Phones and Other News and Rumors

Jed Hoyer met with the media prior to the opener of the six-game homestand. Hoyer said the front office is actively trying to make the team better. The Cubs are working the phones non-stop and are in communication with everyone. Hoyer indicated, “There’s a very long week to go. We wouldn’t be making this many […]


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Cubs Rumors Roundup a Week Before the Deadline

With a week to go in the non-waiver trade deadline as expected, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear and the Cubs appear to be mentioned in just about every other report and rumor that surfaces. For every report that states the Cubs are interested in one player, there is another that says the […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Scouted Again Sunday, Face Friday at Wrigley

The Cole Hamels rumors are heating up as the trade deadline quickly approaches. And with 10 days left in July, the Cubs are one of at least a handful of teams that continue to talk to the Phillies about Hamels. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in Hamels […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs in the Middle of Everything at the Deadline? And Other News and Rumors

After taking two of three and winning a series in Atlanta, the Cubs will begin a four-game in three-day series with the Reds in Cincinnati eight games back of the Cardinals in the division but just 3 ½ games behind the Pirates for second in the central and the top NL Wild Card spot. The […]


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Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]


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Cubs Reportedly Stepping Up Efforts to Add Starting Pitching

The Cubs are reportedly looking to add at least one starting pitcher, a reliever and a left-handed bat before the trade deadline. But the front office’s timeframe to acquire a starting pitcher may have changed Wednesday night. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “already appear to have stepped up efforts to find […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire LHP Clayton Richard from the Pirates, Option RHP Donn Roach to Iowa

The Cubs announced after Friday’s game with the Marlins the team had acquired LHP Clayton Richard from the Pirates for cash considerations. Clayton Richard will make his Cubs’ debut on Saturday night against the Marlins. To make room on the active roster, the Cubs optioned RHP Donn Roach to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs have not […]


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Dan Haren and Tom Koehler Reportedly on List of Cubs Possible Trade Targets

The Cubs are exploring ways to add starting pitching to the roster. As the players received a much-needed breather Monday in New York, the front office prepared for the start of the International signing period as rumors continued to mount on which pitchers they might try to acquire before the deadline. Questions were raised Monday […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Could Return Soon and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The updates on Jorge Soler get better by the day. And unless there is a setback from Saturday’s workout, Soler is expected to start a rehab assignment with one of the Cubs’ affiliates as early as Monday. Joe Maddon pointed to Soler beginning a rehab assignment Monday, multiple reports indicated early in the week. Maddon […]


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