Jackie Bradley Jr. Could No Longer Be an Option for the Cubs

Theo Epstein drafted him and last week it was reported Jackie Bradley Jr. was one of several possibilities the Cubs were checking on for a centerfielder. Bradley Jr. is known as an exceptional defensive outfielder. And many teams think he will eventually hit enough in the majors to keep him in the lineup on a […]

Dexter Fowler Declines Cubs Qualifying Offer

Friday afternoon (4:00pm CST) was the deadline for players to accept or decline the $15.8 million qualifying offer for next season. For the first time under the current system, players accepted qualifying offers and will return to their teams on a one-year contract in 2016. As expected, Dexter Fowler rejected the qualifying offer from the […]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs Off-Season is Just Getting Started

If the GM Meetings were any indication there will be a lot of activity throughout the game over the next month and at the Winter Meetings. Teams met with player’s agents and other teams about possible trades. The amount of information out of the meetings by far outweighed any previous year. Theo Epstein told Carrie […]

Cubs Meeting with Agents for Price, Greinke, Zimmermann and Samardzija and Other Rumors

The Cubs are scheduled to have “a bunch of meetings with agents” and talk to a lot of teams before leaving Boca Raton. Meetings were expected to start taking place Tuesday night leading up to the end of the GM Meetings. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs were expected to talk to David Price’s agent, […]

The Daily CCO: Samardzija Open to One-Year Contract and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

A big week is on tap throughout the game. Not only are the decision makers getting together at the GM Meetings (Nov. 9-12) in Boca Raton, several awards will be announced as well as the finalists for the BBWAA awards. The schedule for the first awards week: The Players Choice Awards (Monday , 7:00pm CST […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Price, Samardzija Updates, Qualifying Offers, BA Prospect Ranking and Rumors

It was a very busy first full weekend in November for the Chicago Cubs that started with the release of a new logo to celebrate the franchise playing 100 years at Wrigley Field. Friday was the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to free agents. Dexter Fowler received an offer and he’s expected to […]

The Daily CCO: The Calm Before the GM Meetings and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Speculation continued throughout the game Saturday as the baseball world descended on Boca Raton for the annual GM Meetings that begin Monday. More rumors surfaced on which players might be traded as front offices concentrate on improving their rosters over the next six weeks. For the Cubs, the talk was focused on pitching and specifically […]

Reported Mutual Interest in a Cubs, Samardzija Reunion

It’s been well-documented since the end of the Cubs’ season, the front office plans to add pitching, pitching and more pitching to the roster this winter. The Cubs would preferably acquire at least a top of the rotation arm and a veteran starter that can supply innings in the middle of the rotation. The Cubs […]

Cubs Extend Qualifying Offer to OF Dexter Fowler

The Cubs, as expected, extended the $15.8 million qualifying offer to OF Dexter Fowler for next season prior to Friday’s deadline. Fowler has until Nov. 13 at 4:00pm CST to accept or decline the offer. Dexter Fowler is a free agent and is expected to turn down the qualifying offer. The Cubs would like to […]

Should the Cubs Be Looking at Mike Leake as an Option for the Rotation?

The front office’s focus this winter is to add pitching to the roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said they would like to add at least one quality starting pitcher, either through a free agent signing or a trade. The Cubs lack of pitching depth could lead to the team acquiring multiple starters. The Cubs […]