Cubs Reportedly Talking with Free Agent RHP Mike Leake

The Cubs would like to add multiple starting pitchers to the Major League roster this off-season. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to sign at least one free agent starter. And the Cubs have been linked heavily to the big names on the market, David Price and Zack Greinke, and the second tier of […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Big Helping of Rumors with Lots of Leftovers

The extra-long Holiday Weekend was filled with more rumors than actually movement throughout the game. That was until Sunday morning when news surfaced the Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann had agreed to terms on a five-year, $110 million contract. One possible option for the Cubs to upgrade the rotation was taken off the board with […]

Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann Agree to Terms on a Five-Year Contract

Update Nov. 29, 11:04am CST – According to Jon Heyman, the Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have reached an agreement on a contract. Heyman’s report has not been confirmed by another outlet. And possible terms of the contract have not been released. It does appear that Jordan Zimmermann will be signing with the Detroit Tigers. Update […]

The Daily CCO: Samardzija, Zobrist and Lackey Updates and Other Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija would reportedly like to return to the Cubs. Chris Bosio would love to have him back. Samardzija met with Theo Epstein last week. And according to Bruce Levine, Samardzija would be “willing to return to his original organization if the deal is right for both sides.” Samardzija is drawing interest from several teams. […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

Chris Bosio Talks Jake Arrieta, Jeff Samardzija and Cubs Baseball on Inside the Clubhouse

Chris Bosio, the Cubs pitching coach, joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) to talk about Jake Arrieta winning the Cy Young Award and his relationship with one of the best pitchers in the game. Jordan Bernfield did not allow the interview to end without asking about Jeff […]

Long List of Pitching Options for the Cubs

Let’s repeat what Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have reiterated countless times since the end of the season. The front office is focused on adding pitching to the roster this winter. The Cubs would like to acquire multiple starting pitchers and add depth, both for the Major League staff and at other levels in the […]

Jeff Samardzija Met with Theo Epstein Reportedly about Possible Return to the Cubs

News hit the wire Wednesday night that Theo Epstein and Jeff Samardzija were seen together in public. With the Cubs being linked to Samardzija on a regular basis as the front office focuses on adding pitching to the roster, the public meeting only added to the rumors he could re-sign this winter. Bruce Levine explained […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Named the Best Pitcher in the National League, Cubs Complete the Trifecta

The Chicago Cubs had a very good three days. After Kris Bryant was unanimously named the NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, the BBWAA voted Joe Maddon the National League Manager of the Year. And Wednesday, Jake Arrieta topped Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to win the National League Cy Young Award. The Cubs […]

Four Free Agent Pitching Possibilities for the Cubs

One of the ways the front office is expected to add pitching to the Major League roster this winter is through free agency. There are four starting pitchers that are viewed as realistic possibilities to sign with the Cubs. Two of the four have won Cy Young Awards and are finalists again this year. One […]