The Daily CCO: Cubs Checking the List and Other News

Speculation continued Monday about the next move or moves the Cubs could make this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said publicly they are happy with the way the roster is currently constructed. Smaller additions are expected to be made before Spring Training but there are those, like Bruce Levine, that are not convinced […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Exploring a Trade for a Top Closer? And Other News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball’s Winter Meetings get underway today before officially starting Monday. It is expected to be a rather wild five days throughout the game. It is known Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to add depth to the bullpen. The Cubs are believed to be happy with Hector Rondon closing games. Rondon is coming off […]

Jeff Samardzija Agrees to Terms on a Five-Year Contract with Giants

According to multiple outlets, Jeff Samardzija has agreed to terms with the San Francisco Giants on a five-year, $90 million contract. The deal includes a limited no-trade clause. The Cubs were in discussions with Samardzija as of Friday. Reports suggested Samardzija’s market increased to the point the Cubs were no longer comfortable with re-signing him. […]

Report: Cubs Interested in John Lackey on a Two-Year Deal

Update 2:23pm CST – According to Tim Brown, the Cubs “are pretty hot on John Lackey at the moment.” The Cubs are discussing two- and three-year deals with him. With the cost of starting pitching seemingly going up by the hour, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal, John Lackey “is becoming increasingly attractive to […]

The Daily CCO: Schwarber Ranked Tenth Best Left Fielder and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Buster Olney’s series of ranking the top players at each position resumed with a look at the 10 best left fielders in the game. Starling Marte topped Olney’s list followed by Michael Brantley and Yoenis Cespedes. Kyle Schwarber checked in at No. 10, behind Mets’ rookie Michael Conforto. Buster Olney’s top 10 left fielders: Starling […]

Cubs Pitching Rumors: Braves May Not Move Shelby Miller

The Cubs are believed to be talking to teams exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. And the Cubs have been linked heavily to three teams since last July, the Braves, Indians and Padres. One of the starting pitchers thought to be available is the Braves’ Shelby Miller. The Cubs have reportedly talked to […]

Jeff Samardzija Reportedly a Priority for the Cubs

According to a report from Bruce Levine, “Jeff Samardzija is back on the front-burner for the Cubs” after David Price signed with the Red Sox. Levine expects the Cubs to sign a pitcher prior to the Winter Meetings, which unofficially begin Sunday. And Levine reported that Samardzija “appears to be a top consideration” for the […]

Free Agent Profile: RHP Jeff Samardzija

With David Price signing with the Red Sox and Zack Greinke currently deciding between the Dodgers and the Giants, the Cubs will have to look elsewhere in free agency to obtain their next starting pitcher. One known to be high on the list of the front office, but very low for the team’s fans is […]

Scott Kazmir Reportedly High on Cubs List of Free Agent Starting Pitchers

According to a report from Bruce Levine, free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir on high on the Cubs’ list of free agent starting pitchers. The Cubs are looking into the second tier of free agent starters according to Levine. Jeff Samardzija, John Lackey and Mike Leake have also been connected to the Cubs. Kazmir is not […]

Cubs Pitching Rumors: Shields Still on Radar? Braves Place High Price on Miller, Carrasco and Ross Updates

The Cubs are in the center of the starting pitching rumors as baseball gears up for the Winter Meetings. David Price continues to be linked to the Cubs while the front office continues to explore all options. David Kaplan added a name to the list of possibilities when he reported the Cubs were talking to […]