Cubs Continue to Be Connected to Jon Lester

The Cubs are expected to make a run at a top of the rotation-type starting pitcher this winter and two of those starters are squaring off in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday night. Jon Lester and James Shields take the hill in the biggest game of the year for both teams. The winner […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Justin Masterson Among Pitching Options Cubs Expected to Explore this Off-Season

With the front office placing pitching at the top of the off-season wish list, the Cubs will be connected to just about every free agent starter on the market. The Cubs are believed to be looking to add a top of the rotation-type starter, or two, over the next two off-seasons. The industry buzz, as […]

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Pitching and Position Players Appear Priorities for the Cubs

As the Cubs shift into off-season mode, it is believed the front office has two priorities this winter: add a top of the rotation-type pitcher and veteran bats that can get on base. The front office sees the need to not only add a veteran presence to the clubhouse, but offensively the team will need […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Excited about Cubs as Season Comes to an End

It’s the final week of the baseball season for the Chicago Cubs and the journey that began in February at the Cubs brand new complex comes to an end in six days at Miller Park. It has been another year of change at the big league level for the Cubs and for the first time […]

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Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Targeting Jon Lester

According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs director of pro scouting was at The Cell on Tuesday night to watch Jon Lester’s start against the White Sox and multiple industry sources have told Patrick Mooney the Cubs “are targeting Jon Lester and will make a run at him this winter.” The Cubs are “trying to set […]

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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 […]

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Front Office to Explore Ways to Add Veterans to Cubs Roster

Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been mentioning for some time the need to add veterans to the roster. With the talent coming from the system, the front office feels a veteran presence is needed  that will not only help the team win games but to help the prospects make the transition from the minors […]

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Cubs Expected to Be Aggressive as Main Focus Shifts to Pitching

The front office has already started planning out the off-season and what lies ahead for the team in what should be an important winter for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the team being ‘aggressive’ with adding pitching and it will be the front office’s main focus this off-season and […]

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