A Roundup of Cubs Rumors from Day One of Baseball’s Off-Season

Baseball doesn’t really have an off-season. It would be more accurate to label winter as baseball’s second season. There may not be games played in Major League ballparks, but the news cycle rarely slows down. The day after the Royals beat the Mets and won the World Series, 139 players became free agents as all […]

Cubs Interest in Alex Gordon Receives Confirmation

The Cubs priority this off-season is to add pitching to what was proven to be a rather thin rotation. And the biggest free agent starting pitchers from David Price to Jordan Zimmermann to Zack Greinke have already been connected to the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week there were several areas the […]

The Daily CCO: A Series is More Than One Game and Other Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough night in the opener of the National League Division Series. Nothing went their way early and the game got out of hand late. The Cubs lost for the first time since Sept. 26, snapping a nine-game winning streak. Losing the first game of a short series is tough but if […]

Catching Up On the Cubs Rumors

It’s hard to believe baseball’s regular season ends Sunday and teams will be in off-season mode by Monday morning, but that is the case. For the first time in seven years the Cubs will play beyond game 162. As the cliché goes, once a team is in the dance anything can happen. With the conclusion […]

Rambling about the Cubs While Wondering about the Wild Card Game

Hello again, everybody! And hello again as Ramblings returns to Friday. It’s been a long time coming, but we are back, and we are back with a vengeance hoping to distribute, display and define this definitely delirious day with much more than decent thoughts, feelings and emotions. The Pirates roll into town today, and in […]

Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]

Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija Named to NL All-Star Team, Anthony Rizzo Part of Final Vote

Starlin Castro will represent the Cubs in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. Castro was named as a reserve on the National League All-Star team Sunday night. Jeff Samardzija was also named to the National League All-Star team. Samardzija is ineligible to play in the game after being traded to the […]

Cubs Send Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL

The Cubs and Athletics not only jump started the trade season Friday night, the two teams kicked the door in with a six-player blockbuster that sent RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. Speculation started not long after the Cubs […]