Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs and the Makings of a Very Dominant Offense with ESPN Chicago

Jesse Rogers spoke with Theo Epstein earlier this week and discussed on-base percentage, walks, the way Epstein views strikeouts, Arismendy Alcantara and sports medicine with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. Theo Epstein thinks the Cubs have the makings of a very dominant offense. And if he and Jed Hoyer can add some guys that […]

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Is Javier Baez the Cubs Future Second Baseman?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Cubs as the team heads into the off-season. Will the Cubs sign a top of the rotation-type starter? Will the front office be able to acquire or sign the veteran leadership they feel is missing in the clubhouse? And where will the prospects play once they push […]

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The CCO Daily: Chris Coghlan had a Really Good Day and Other Cubs News and Notes

What looked like it was going to be just another one of those days for the Cubs ended up being a fun, come from behind win against one of the best teams in the National League. To the Cubs credit they didn’t quit playing the game even though they were in a big hole third […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Clubhouse Scheduled for Completion by Opening Day 2016

With the Cubs home schedule winding down, the team is expected to break ground on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plans. Mayor Emanuel gave the Cubs permission last week to proceed with the project that should begin in early October. The Cubs are moving forward with the project despite the pending lawsuit […]

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Will the Cubs Lock-Up Jake Arrieta this Off-Season?

Jake Arrieta is scheduled to make one more start in what has been a breakout year for the 28-year old right hander. Arrieta pitched the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday night after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Arrieta’s performance against the Reds was one of the most dominating in baseball […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Won’t Make Another Start for the Cubs This Season

Thursday may have been the last start for Tsuyoshi Wada for the Chicago Cubs. During his post-game meeting with the beat writers, Tsuyoshi Wada confirmed that he was told that Thursday was his last start of the season. The Cubs have a club option on Wada for next season worth $5 million that a report […]

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Cubs See Kris Bryant as a Third Baseman

The Cubs have a good problem right now, too many players and not enough positions on the field. And while there has been talk about Kris Bryant moving to the outfield once he is called up the majors next season that is not the Cubs plan right now. The Cubs see Kris Bryant as a […]

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Cubs Remain Consistent with Plans for Kris Bryant

With the Cubs naming Kris Bryant the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year, Jed Hoyer had to field questions about Bryant prior to Monday’s game. Hoyer was asked when the Cubs plan to call him up next season and if he has a chance to start the year on the big league roster. As […]

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