Jon Lester Reportedly an Off-Season Target and Max Scherzer is on Cubs Radar

When the Cubs claimed Cole Hamels off waivers last week, the baseball world took that as a good indication the Cubs have the finances to add a top of the rotation starter this off-season and will be a player in the free agent pitching market. And according to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Promotions, Player Development, Pitching and the Cubs System on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting spent time Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed a variety of topics in the Cubs system. McLeod talked about the promotion of Javier Baez and why the front office decided August […]

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Phillies Pulled Cole Hamels Back from Waivers

As expected and reported Thursday night, the Phillies pulled LHP Cole Hamels back from waivers and he will stay in Philadelphia for the remainder of the season. Ruben Amaro Jr. cannot send him back through waivers this season. The Cubs will not be able to trade for Cole Hamels this season.

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Rambling About the Cubs as Javy Delivers the Hope

Do you know who is smiling right now? Tom Ricketts is smiling. Do you know who else is smiling? Theo Epstein is smiling. Do you know who else is smiling? A whole bunch of Cubs fans, that’s who. Javier Baez has the hopes of an entire fandom on his shoulders right now, and while no […]

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Phillies Reportedly Not Interested in Trading Hamels, Adding Pitching is a Priority for the Cubs

The Sun-Times reported late Thursday night a deal with the Phillies for Cole Hamels was not going to happen. And the front office will likely have to go the free agent route in order to add a top of the rotation starter to the pitching staff. “The Cubs have the projected payroll flexibility to handle […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Making Roster Moves and Claiming Pitchers

It was rather busy Wednesday before the Cubs took the field in Denver for the second game of the series with the Rockies. The Cubs held a private workout, in front of tourists, at Wrigley Field for OF Rusney Castillo. The free agent outfielder from Cuba reportedly intrigues the front office, along with a majority […]

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Cubs Reportedly Claim RHP Jacob Turner Off of Waivers from the Marlins

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Miami Marlins. Turner was designated for assignment Tuesday after posting a 4-7 record in 20 games, 12 starts, for Miami this season with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

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Cubs Called Up Javier Baez to The Show, Set to Make Big League Debut Tuesday

As the headlines and reports stated Monday afternoon, It’s Javy Time. Javier Baez has been called up to the big leagues and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night in Denver when the Cubs open the three-game series against the Rockies. Javier Baez will reportedly start at second base, with Starlin Castro at […]

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The Daily CCO: A Good Weekend for the Cubs and Edwin Jackson in Los Angeles

Edwin Jackson put together his best outing in a month Sunday and soon after the Cubs won the game and Jackson recorded his first win since June 20 he was asked about the possibility of being traded this month. Jackson gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. Jackson did not walk a […]

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The Daily CCO: Extra Innings, Cubs Prioritizing Pitching and Other News and Notes

The Cubs played free baseball for the third time in five games Saturday night and all of the extra innings and lack of quality starts are showing on the bullpen arms. The relievers look tired and the numbers over the last month prove the point. The Cubs made it a priority early in the season […]

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