Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Being Linked to Free Agent Possibilities

Happy Halloween The cone of silence could be lifted Friday and the Cubs could announce Joe Maddon has been hired. Even if the hiring is made official, it is believed a press conference to introduce Maddon would not take place until next week, Monday at the earliest. Before the front office decided to engage with Joe […]

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Cubs Reliever Rumors Heating Up Again

According to a report from Jerry Crasnick on ESPN.com, the Cubs continue monitoring Jason Frasor of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Cubs have inquired, once again, about Frasor’s availability after losing Angel Guzman over the weekend. According to a radio report from Bruce Levine on Monday, the Cubs are continuing to look at Jason Frasor […]

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Notes from Day Ten of Camp Lou … Bullpen Help Wanted

The countdown has begun to the Cubs’ Cactus League opener against the Oakland A’s at HoHoKam Park … only five days until the Cubs play an actual game. Day Ten of Camp Lou IV was pretty quiet for the most part … with a few exceptions. Ted Lilly returned to the field and called his […]

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Another Setback for Guzman … and Notes from Day Nine of Camp Lou

After pretty much just a ‘baseball day’ on Wednesday, there was a little more news on Day Nine of Camp Lou IV … some good, some not so good. Angel Guzman was shut down on Thursday with discomfort in his shoulder. Guzman complained about the pain in his shoulder during warm-ups on Wednesday. Guzman has […]

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Notes from Day Six of Camp Lou

Rain, rain, go away … For the third day in a row the Cubs were hampered by rain in Mesa. As pointed out on Monday morning, the Cubs having to split the team in order to get their work in is just another reason they need updated facilities. The forecast for Tuesday … sunny with […]

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Weekend Update … Spring Has Sprung for the Cubs

Day Four of Camp Lou IV ended early due to rain. Pitchers got their work in before the rain cut the workouts short on Saturday. Rain is expected in the Phoenix area for the next few days but it is expected to be in the mid 60s and sunny on Tuesday for the first full […]

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Let the Countdown to the End of the Off-Season Begin

The incredibly long off-season that began on October 5 is almost over. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ in seven days … and the first Spring Training game is on March 4 against the Oakland A’s, just 22 days to go. Jim Hendry spoke with the media on Tuesday as the […]

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Hendry Feels Good About Cubs Off-Season

Trucks loaded with the Cubs equipment depart on Tuesday from Wrigley Field for Fitch Park in Mesa … pitchers and catchers report in eight days. According to a report in the Tribune, Jim Hendry feels “the club significantly improved” from a disappointing season a year ago. Hendry admitted, “We knew a couple of years ago […]

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