Cubs Connected to Fernando Rodney, Indians Reportedly Done Making Big Moves

For the second time this week, the Cubs were included on a list of teams interested in free agent reliever Fernando Rodney. Nick Cafardo reported Saturday the Cubs have “talked about bringing him back.” The Padres and Blue Jays “have also kicked the tires on signing Fernando Rodney.” With Rodney looking to close games again, […]

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 2015 Position Review – Right Field

There was much excitement going into last season about the right field position for the Chicago Cubs after Jorge Soler debuted in 2014 and displayed the batting skill he was signed for. Soler showed flashes in his first full season, but a month spent on the disabled list led to 10 total players manning right […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Flipping the Switch to the Off-Season

The Cubs shifted into off-season mode Thursday afternoon as Theo Epstein held his end of the season press conference. All of the reports linked in this roundup are must reads. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been transparent and honest since taking over baseball operations four years ago. A lot can be learned by reading […]

The Daily CCO: A Busy Day for Rumors, Cubs Connected to Chisenhall, Span and Cashner

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals for winning the American League Pennant for the second straight year to advance to the World Series. It’s the Royals and Mets in the Fall Classic … Go Royals! The Cubs rumor mill picked up considerably late Thursday and Friday in the wake of Theo Epstein’s end of season […]

Cubs Pitchers and Catchers Report to Fitch Park

Charley Steiner once said, “There is something liberating about those magical words, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.” The off-season is over … the Cubs’ baseball season officially begins today. While a majority of the pitchers and catchers on the Cubs’ Spring Training roster has already reported to Fitch Park, the mandatory reporting date […]

Cubs Make Changes to 40-man Roster … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs made seven changes to their 40-man roster on Tuesday night and added a big arm to the minor league system. The Cubs announced that Bryan LaHair was DFA’d, right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez was assigned to Triple-A Iowa and right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham was traded back to the Texas Rangers. After creating three spots […]

Cubs Exploring Ways to Fill Holes … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Owners Meetings are underway in Chicago and instead of the focus around the game being on awards week, all of baseball has turned its attention to the reported deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Once the proposed trade is finalized, it will change the course of the off-season throughout baseball. The […]

Weekend Update … News, Notes and Cubs Rumors

Major League Baseball will be front and center with the announcements of the AL and NL Rookie of the Year (Monday), AL and NL Manager of the Year (Tuesday), AL and NL Cy Young (Wednesday) and AL and NL Most Valuable Player (Thursday) awards this week. And while baseball is focused on awards week, the […]

Rounding Up the Cubs News and Notes

Rounding Up the Cubs News and Notes The MLB playoffs and Arizona Fall League are in full swing as the Cubs approach the beginning of the third week of their off-season. This time of year is typically quiet for all of the teams not involved in the post-season. Tom Ricketts emailed his annual letter to […]