The Cubs Front Office Has an Off-Season Wish List

This off-season the front office would like to begin adding players from outside of the organization to the existing young roster in order to help take the Cubs to the next level. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have stated publicly the Cubs will not alter The Plan and sellout to win in 2015, but it […]

Cubs Position Analysis – Catcher

As we inch ever closer to the end of the playoffs and with the promise from the front office that the Cubs are looking to gain veteran leadership, it’s likely that the team will be more of a player in free agency this off-season. To gain a better understanding of potential needs we will take […]

Catching Up with the Cubs Catcher Rumors

Around the time Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer first mentioned they would be looking to add veteran leadership to the roster during the off-season, Welington Castillo was in the middle of a rough stretch at the plate and was struggling defensively as well. The speculation began the front office would look for an upgrade at […]

Cubs Steal One from the Brewers, End the Season with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs 5, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (2-4) LP – Mike Fiers (6-5) Save – Hector Rondon (29) The Cubs ended the organization’s 139th season on a positive note with a win at Miller Park over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning that gave the […]

Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Put a Bow on a Breakout Season and Other Cubs News

Jake Arrieta began the year on the disabled list and as an afterthought. To Arrieta’s credit he got healthy, turned in the best season of his career and pitched his way on to the headlines. In his last start of the year, Jake Arrieta allowed one unearned run on two hits with a walk to […]

Coghlan and Alcantara Power Cubs Comeback – Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs 8, Dodgers 7 WP – Justin Grimm (5-2) LP – Brian Wilson (2-4, BS 4) Save – Hector Rondon (26) In what will be remembered as The Chris Coghlan Game, the young Cubs roster did not quit playing Saturday afternoon after the Dodgers jumped out to a big lead. The […]

Dodgers Jump on Jackson, Pound Cubs Pitching – Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs 5, Dodgers 14 WP – Clayton Kershaw (20-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-15) Save – None Edwin Jackson lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Dodgers scored six runs in the first inning before Clayton Kershaw threw his first pitch. The Cubs tried to make a game of it, […]

Cubs Commit Too Many Mistakes, Unable to Close Out the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three: Cubs 4, Dodgers 8 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-3) Save – None The Cubs took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, but the Dodgers batted around, hit Neil Ramirez rather hard and a fielding error by Logan Watkins opened the door to a five-run seventh […]

Cubs Trip Ends with Another Loss to the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Edinson Volquez (12-7) LP – Jacob Turner (5-10) Save – None The Cubs rough road trip ended Sunday with a disappointing loss to the Pirates. The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning, but Matt Szczur grounded into a triple play and the Bucs […]