Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Stocking Full of Projections, Highlights, Minor Signings and a Rumor or Two

As Two Thousand Fifteen winds down, the holiday weekend was a time of reflection and looking toward the future at Chicago Cubs Online. Projections for next season were posted as well as one last look at the incredible, award winning seasons put together by Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant. The front office has not ruled […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Like Position-Player Depth of Current Roster

The Cubs are not believed to be done making changes to the roster. Unless the front office is blown away by an offer from another team, the additions could be depth in the outfield and minor league signings over the next seven weeks. If the Cubs were to trade for a starting pitcher that could […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs New Clubhouse On Schedule for Opening Day and Other News and Rumors

Merry Christmas! Phase Two of the 1060 Project is well underway at the old ballyard. The biggest deliverable for the team this off-season is the new state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot clubhouse. Official updates from Tom Ricketts and Crane Kenney in the last month have indicated Phase Two of the project to restore, renovate and expand […]

Cubs Player Profile: RHP Adam Warren

Adam Warren could be a valuable addition to the Cubs’ pitching staff. The front office acquired the 28-year old right-hander from the Yankees, along with INF Brendan Ryan, two weeks ago for 2B Starlin Castro. Warren was first connected to the Cubs last summer as the front office explored ways to shore up the backend […]

Cubs Building a Versatile Pitching Staff

The Cubs have placed an emphasis on versatility throughout the organization. The front office would like its players to have experience at multiple positions by the time they reach the big leagues. But the Cubs not only value position player versatility, the front office also sees the importance of pitchers having the flexibility to perform […]

Theo Epstein is Not Focused on Contract Extension

The Cubs focus this off-season has been on improving the roster. The front office has created depth in the bullpen with additions that did not grab headlines, brought back Trevor Cahill and created more buzz by signing free agents John Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and baseball ops are not […]

Cubs Reportedly Not Willing to Include Willson Contreras in Trade with Braves

The front office has not hidden the fact they would like to add as much pitching as possible to the roster this off-season. The Cubs have been exploring ways to acquire a young controllable starting pitcher and have been linked consistently to four teams. It’s believed the Cubs are still having conversations with the Padres, […]

Tom Ricketts Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Tom Ricketts joined Mully and Hanley (670 The Score) on Monday morning to talk about his team and the recent signings of John Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. There has not been any progress on a contract extension for Theo Epstein yet. Ricketts said they have not had a chance to sit down since […]

Javier Baez May Be the Cubs Second Ben Zobrist

After unsuccessful attempts to trade for him, the front office finally added Ben Zobrist to the roster last week. But one Ben Zobrist might not be enough for the Cubs. The Cubs have placed a high-value on position flexibility and versatility. Joe Maddon does not use set lineups and prefers to move players around the […]

Signing Ben Zobrist, That’s Zo Cubs

The Cubs made Ben Zobrist a priority of the off-season when he became a free agent. And on Tuesday, the front office was able to announce the Cubs finally landed a player they coveted and tried to trade for twice in the last year. Ben Zobrist was introduced Wednesday at Baseball’s Winter Meetings and officially […]