Cubs Pitching Discussions Reportedly Included Jon Niese, Update on Cole Hamels and More Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said in the last week the Cubs are looking for starting pitching. Reports have indicated the Cubs are working the phones trying to make a deal or two. The problem is there are less than a handful of sellers right now. Alex Anthopoulos and Sandy Alderson have also pointed […]


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The Daily CCO: Big Test Awaits Cubs in St. Louis and Other News and Rumors

After splitting the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Cubs hit the road for six games over the next seven days with three in St. Louis and three in New York. And the trip begins with a big test for the Cubs against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs enter […]


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Rambling About the Cubs with September in Sight

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks now, but we are back in the saddle on this fine Friday morning. While the past two losses have been quite disappointing, winning four in a row was a nice treat. This team is loose, it’s having fun, it’s got each other’s backs, and most importantly, […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Winning in the Majors, Monitoring the Minors, Rumors and More Rumors

The Cubs made it a good three days after all in Minneapolis. Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester did their jobs on the mound with Arrieta delivering a gem as the Cubs took two of three from the Twins at Target Field. Anthony Rizzo had a huge weekend and Starlin Castro bounced back from a not-so-good […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) last Thursday after the Cubs rather impressive 17-0 win in Cleveland. Hoyer talked about the plans for Kyle Schwarber and why he is going to stay at catcher and not move to the outfield. Addison Russell may be playing second base, […]


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ESPN Tabs the Cubs as Favorites to Acquire Ben Zobrist

The front office is not only looking for a starting pitcher and at least one reliever for the backend of the pen, it is believed Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to add a position player to the Cubs’ roster. A report from the Sun-Times at the end of May indicated Ben Zobrist was […]


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Jonathan Papelbon’s First Choice, Reportedly a Trade to the Cubs

The Jonathan Papelbon rumors kicked into high gear Friday morning. Less than 24 hours after Papelbon closed out the Phillies’ first win since June 7 on nine pitches, all for strikes, Ken Rosenthal reported there was a “heavy scouting presence” on hand Thursday. And other teams are inquiring about Papelbon beyond the Blue Jays and […]


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Report: Cubs Calling Around the League Looking for a Starting Pitcher

Reports have pointed to the front office’s desire to add pitching to the Cubs’ roster. And according to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “have contacted all of the 29 other teams seeking at least a mid-rotation starter capable of falling in behind Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta” in a playoff rotation. The Sun-Times […]


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Starlin Castro Reportedly is Not on the Phillies Radar

The Phillies may or may not have hit rock bottom Tuesday night. It has gotten so bad in Philadelphia that Andy MacPhail could be hired to clean house. And according to Ken Rosenthal, if Pat Gillick tabs MacPhail as his replacement that he could be the one that fires Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies are “making […]


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Report: Jonathan Papelbon Would Be Very Interested in Trade to the Cubs

The Cubs have been discussing Jonathan Papelbon for at least a month and recently engaged in trade talks with the Phillies for him. Those talks may have stalled due to the Phillies demands, but according to a report from Jim Salisbury, Papelbon “would be very interested in joining the Cubs.” Even with signing RHP Rafael […]


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