The Daily CCO: Fowler’s Market Takes Another Hit and Other Cubs News and Notes

Dexter Fowler’s market appears to have gotten a little smaller than it already was. The Giants were one of the teams believed to have interest in Fowler and San Francisco went another direction Thursday. The Giants signed Denard Span to a three-year, $31 million contract that includes a mutual option for a fourth year and […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Embrace Expectations in 2016

Happy New Year! It’s a New Year and with coming off the season the Cubs had, the expectations for the team are going to be enormous. The Cubs are already being talked about as one of the best teams in all of baseball, at least on paper. The goal is the same this year as […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Like Position-Player Depth of Current Roster

The Cubs are not believed to be done making changes to the roster. Unless the front office is blown away by an offer from another team, the additions could be depth in the outfield and minor league signings over the next seven weeks. If the Cubs were to trade for a starting pitcher that could […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs-Cardinals Front and Center in December and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs and Cardinals continued taking jabs at one another Tuesday. And if the sparring the two long-time rivals have done this off-season is any indication, it’s going to be very interesting when the two teams square off next season. Theo Epstein said last week, “The Cardinals are going to be a formidable opponent next […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Takes Home Manager of the Year Awards and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Theo Epstein said it would be a wild Winter Meetings. And Tuesday was exactly that for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs made two significant moves and they are reportedly not done. The Cubs signed Ben Zobrist to a four-year contract and traded Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and a PTBNL. Joe […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Flurry of Activity and Rumors Before the Winter Meetings

The front office checked off one of the boxes from the off-season to-do list when the Cubs landed John Lackey on Friday. The Cubs and Lackey agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million contract. The Cubs acquired a reliever via a waiver claim and announced its 2016 Spring Training Schedule. With the Winter Meetings […]

Hiroshima Carp Set to Post RHP Kenta Maeda

What is a loaded free agent starting pitching market could receive a late-entry to the off-season party this week. The Hiroshima Carp is expected to post RHP Kenta Maeda. The team announced last Friday that Maeda would be posted and the paperwork is expected to be filed with Major League Baseball in the coming week. […]

The Daily CCO: Schwarber Ranked Tenth Best Left Fielder and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Buster Olney’s series of ranking the top players at each position resumed with a look at the 10 best left fielders in the game. Starling Marte topped Olney’s list followed by Michael Brantley and Yoenis Cespedes. Kyle Schwarber checked in at No. 10, behind Mets’ rookie Michael Conforto. Buster Olney’s top 10 left fielders: Starling […]

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 […]

Cubs Reported as a Possible Suitor for RHP Kenta Maeda

Reports have indicated the Hiroshima Carp could post RHP Kenta Maeda before the end of the month. Once he’s posted, Maeda will garner a lot of attention as teams across the league lineup to commit the $20 million fee for the right to negotiate a deal with him. Last year it was believed the clubs […]