The Daily CCO: A Very Merry Christmas, a Rumor and Some Cubs Stuff Too

Tis the season to say thank you for a tremendous year and to wish all of our readers, the Cubs faithful, a Merry Christmas. Most figured it was only a matter a time before Ben Zobrist became a trade target for several big league teams. The Rays have said Zobrist is not available, but with […]


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Cubs Place a Premium on Receiving Skills with Additions of Miguel Montero and David Ross

Two of the front office’s goals for the winter were to upgrade defensively behind the plate and provide a young roster veteran leadership in the clubhouse. And if everything goes as planned, the Cubs will begin the 2015 season with a catching duo of Miguel Montero and David Ross. The additions of Miguel Montero and […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]


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Arismendy Alcantara is Having a Good Off-Season Playing Ball in the Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara struggled at the plate during his first 70 games in the big leagues. After a hot start, the league adjusted and Alcantara didn’t. While he had trouble making contact, especially from the right side, he still showed surprising pop and drove the baseball. Over his last 22 games, Alcantara collected 15 hits and […]


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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]


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Jon Lester Believes in The Plan and the Cubs will Win

Jon Lester said he is honored and excited to be part of the Cubs organization and pointed out during his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, he came to the Cubs to win. “I’m here to win.” “I like to win. People that know me know that I’m not very happy when we lose or […]


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Cubs Reportedly Met with Free Agent OF Colby Rasmus

According to a report from Shi Davidi, the Cubs recently met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are believed to be looking for a veteran outfielder to add to the roster, but based on Rasmus’ history and performance on the field, he would not seem to fit the bill. The 28-year old outfielder […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]


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Cubs See Potential for More Power from Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro had a very good year at the plate and in the field. As Theo Epstein pointed out at the end of the season, Castro is one of the two staples in the Cubs lineup going into next season. The Cubs’ plans for 2015 include Castro at shortstop, a three-time All-Star that is only […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]


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