ESPN Tabs Jorge Soler as a Breakout Candidate for 2016 Season

Jorge Soler is spending the winter working out and preparing for next season while he’s being mentioned in countless trade rumors over the last two-plus months. Jorge Soler did not perform to expectations last year at the plate or in the field. But he still finished the regular season with a .262/.324/.399 line with 18 […]

Resetting the Cubs Off-Season

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, it should be extremely busy throughout the game in the coming days and weeks. There is an unexpected and large number of big names still unsigned and available in free agency, and reports suggest trades could be made throughout baseball once players sign and teams scramble to fill […]

Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Talking Trades with Multiple Teams

With 2016 quickly approaching, the Cubs are believed to be looking for ways to upgrade the starting rotation and bullpen. The Cubs are expected to make smaller deals to add depth to the roster in the coming weeks, and those players would likely be signed to minor league contracts with non-roster invites to Spring Training. […]

Report Connects Cubs to Andrew Miller

Prior to the Winter Meetings a report from Jerry Crasnick indicated the Cubs were “actively exploring a trade for one of the top closers.” Crasnick did not provide any names but soon after reports surfaced the Cubs and Rays were discussing various trades. Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger were two of the pitchers reportedly in […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the Last Monday of Two Thousand Fifteen

With the big name free agents still available it could be an unusually busy week throughout the game. Typically the time between Christmas and New Year is rather slow in baseball but with players such as Chris Davis, Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, Scott Kazmir and Wei-Yin Chen still unsigned it could be a […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Stocking Full of Projections, Highlights, Minor Signings and a Rumor or Two

As Two Thousand Fifteen winds down, the holiday weekend was a time of reflection and looking toward the future at Chicago Cubs Online. Projections for next season were posted as well as one last look at the incredible, award winning seasons put together by Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant. The front office has not ruled […]

The Biggest Longballs of 2015 from Twelve Cubs

The Cubs punished more than their share of baseballs last season. The Cubs seemingly filled the 162-game schedule with one memorable moment after the other and most involved a ball leaving the park or at the very least an extra-base knock. As a team, the Cubs collected 1,341 hits, which placed them 14th in the […]

Cubs Reportedly Unwilling to Trade Jorge Soler

Theo Epstein made it pretty clear last Saturday. The Cubs would have to be blown away in order to trade Jorge Soler. The Cubs are believed to be listening when teams call about Soler, but it doesn’t appear the front office would deal the 23-year old slugger unless a starting pitcher was part of the […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Epstein Provided Updates, Baez Played Center and More Minor Signings

It was a typically busy three and half days for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced the minor league managers, coaching staffs and coordinators and hiring John Baker late Thursday. And the Cubs finalized the deal with the Yankees. Theo Epstein updated the Cubs off-season Saturday morning. Javier Baez lined up in center field for […]