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 […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Taking Offers on Jorge Soler

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs are “still taking offers” on Jorge Soler. The Cubs would reportedly include Soler in a trade for a controllable starting pitcher. And Heyman thinks there is a decent match-up with the Indians for either Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar. The Cubs are consistently linked to three teams (Indians, Padres […]

Cubs Reportedly Not Willing to Include Willson Contreras in Trade with Braves

The front office has not hidden the fact they would like to add as much pitching as possible to the roster this off-season. The Cubs have been exploring ways to acquire a young controllable starting pitcher and have been linked consistently to four teams. It’s believed the Cubs are still having conversations with the Padres, […]

Report: Cubs, Indians Match Up as Trade Partners

It’s been reported the Cubs have been talking to the Indians since at least June about acquiring one of Cleveland’s controllable starting pitchers. The Cubs have had conversations about RHP Carlos Carrasco and RHP Danny Salazar. And Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly pushed hard to make a deal for Carrasco prior to last July’s […]

Cubs Keep Getting Linked to OF Ender Inciarte

The front office’s level of interest in Ender Inciarte is unclear at this point, but reports seem to increase on a daily basis linking him to the Cubs. It’s been reported the Cubs talked to the Diamondbacks about OF Ender Inciarte before he was dealt from Arizona to Atlanta in the Shelby Miller haul. The […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Install Additional Safety Netting at Wrigley and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs might not create the headlines and buzz this week as they did during and right after the Winter Meetings, but the next five days are shaping up to be just as busy for the front office. With the 40-man roster currently at 38 players at least one change will likely be made in […]

Adding More Pitching Next for Cubs?

When the news broke Friday that the Cubs and Jason Heyward agreed to an eight-year megadeal, reports immediately surfaced suggesting the front office was working on a deal with another team for pitching. Those reports quickly went away and were replaced about the Cubs willingness to start the season with Heyward in center field. Landing […]

Cubs Could Turn Back to Alex Gordon

As the first full day of the Jason Heyward watch came to an end, the Cubs were believed to be one of three teams pursuing the 26-year old right fielder. Multiple reports suggested Heyward was possibly deciding between the Cubs and Cardinals throughout the day. The Nationals surfaced as the third team in the Heyward […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do as Winter Meetings Come to an End

Baseball’s Winter Meetings conclude today with the Rule 5 Draft (9:00am CST). The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players. The front office could select a player but after dropping hints that was a possibility, according to Carrie Muskat the Cubs are not expected to take a player in the draft. The Cubs will […]

Winter Meetings 2015 Day Three Update: Outfield Market is Heating Up

Day Three of Baseball’s Winter Meetings has been more about position players, especially outfielders, than pitchers. Rumors were rampant throughout the day. Ben Zobrist and the Cubs appear to have been holding up the market for the position players as one significant trade was made Wednesday when the Mets sent LHP Jon Niese to the […]