The Daily CCO: Get Ready for an Off-Season of David Price and Cubs Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the goal was to add impact starting pitching to the organization over the next 15-18 months. The Cubs signed Jon Lester, and while he has not pitched to his own expectations, the front office added a top of the rotation starter to the Cubs. Unless the Cubs […]


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Cubs Reportedly Had Trade Talks with the Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon

As previously reported, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are exploring ways to improve the Cubs bullpen. The Cubs are interested in trading for RHP Jonathan Papelbon. And according to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies recently engaged in talks with the Cubs and Blue Jays for Jonathan Papelbon. Jonathan Papelbon has been on the Cubs’ radar for […]


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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Could Be Part of Discussions as Cubs Look for Ways to Tweak the Roster

The Cubs had a good weekend in DC and will spend Monday’s off day in Detroit. The Cubs open a two-game series with the Tigers on Tuesday. The First-Year Player Draft begins Monday night. The Cubs have the ninth pick in the first round and are being linked to several players, including LHP Brady Aiken. […]


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Report: Cubs Targeting INF/OF Ben Zobrist

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have targeted INF/OF Ben Zobrist and would like to acquire him from the Oakland A’s sooner rather than later. Gordon Wittenmyer indicated Zobrist is “one of their biggest targets heading into June.” Ben Zobrist is a favorite of Joe Maddon. The Cubs tried to pry him […]


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The Daily CCO: Front Office Constantly Looking for Ways to Improve Cubs Roster

While the players received their only day off of the month in Chicago, the front office is looking for ways both internally and externally to improve the big league team. The Cubs enter play Friday in second place in the division, 5 ½ back of the Cardinals, but just a half-game in front of the […]


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Javier Baez is Making A lot of Noise in Triple-A

Javier Baez is trying to make it difficult for the front office to leave him in Iowa. Baez has not said a word. Baez is producing at the plate. Javier Baez went hitless (0-for-3 with a sac fly RBI and a strikeout) in Monday’s 8-3 loss to Reno. Reports from the park indicated he just […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several teams interested in acquiring INF/OF Ben Zobrist and RHP Tyler Clippard. Once Billy Beane decides to start trading players he […]


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When Javier Baez is Ready, Will the Cubs Shift the Infield?

The Cubs could soon have a very good problem, one that should make the other New York team rather envious … too many players and not enough positions on the field. Javier Baez is applying the adjustments at Triple-A Iowa and producing at the plate. While the Cubs are not in a rush to call […]


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Report: Cubs May Consider RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office added bullpen depth to the organization Tuesday when the Cubs acquired Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for Welington Castillo. The bullpen is one of the areas the Cubs are expected to address before the deadline and are believed to be interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon. According to Jon Heyman, another veteran reliever […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon

One of the areas the front office is expected to address before the trade deadline is the bullpen. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs are interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon and have had internal discussions about the veteran closer. There is an obvious connection between the Cubs’ front office and Jonathan Papelbon. The Red […]


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