Cubs Player Profile: David Ross

Veteran leadership and improved talent at the catcher position was high on the Cubs wish list this off-season and with the signing of Jon Lester’s former caddy David Ross to a two-year, $5 million deal to go along with the trade for Miguel Montero, it appears the makeover is complete. Let’s take a look at […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Night for Baez after a Busy Day for the Cubs

Javier Baez notched his first three-hit game in Winter Ball on Friday night in Santurce’s 7-2 win over Caguas. Baez started at shortstop, hit third and went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Baez struck out in his other at bat. Javier Baez is 8-for-18 in five games […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a Two-Year Contract with David Ross

According to multiple reports and Nick Cafardo confirmed with David Ross, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the veteran catcher for $5 million. The additions of David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway point to the Cubs working on a trade that would include Welington Castillo. With the four roster moves on Friday, […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]

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The Daily CCO: Extension Talks with Jake Arrieta Still a Possibility this Off-Season

Jake Arrieta is coming off a career-year. Arrieta emerged as the top starter on the Cubs staff and posted a 10-5 record in 25 starts with a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 2.26 FIP. Arrieta struck out 167 batters with 41 walks in 156 2/3 innings. Arrieta has been very good with the Cubs under […]

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The Daily CCO: Checking on Javier Baez in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez appeared in his fourth game Wednesday for Santurce and reached base twice in four at bats. Baez played second base, hit third and scored his team’s only run. Baez went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout in Santurce’s 2-1 loss to San Juan. Javier Baez is 5-for-14 in four games […]

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Breakdown of Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs

The day after Jon Lester was formally introduced as the leader of the Cubs’ staff, Sports Illustrated released the cover image for its upcoming issue. Jon Lester is the first Cubs player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated since Starlin Castro on May 9, 2011. Lester told Tom Verducci he doesn’t believe in […]

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The Daily CCO: Jason Motte Says Hello to Cubs Fans and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that RHP Jason Motte passed his physical and his one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Cubs was done. Motte’s contract includes a $2.5 million incentives package based on games finished. The Cubs have not announced signing Jason Motte and will have to open a spot on the 40-man roster in order […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]

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Jon Lester Believes in The Plan and the Cubs will Win

Jon Lester said he is honored and excited to be part of the Cubs organization and pointed out during his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, he came to the Cubs to win. “I’m here to win.” “I like to win. People that know me know that I’m not very happy when we lose or […]

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