The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]

Cardinals Reportedly Exploring Trades for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP David Price or Signing RHP Max Scherzer

After reportedly kicking the tires on Jon Lester early in the off-season, the Cardinals are exploring ways to add an ace to its rotation. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Cardinals looking into acquiring LHP Cole Hamels from the Phillies or LHP David Price from the Tigers and discussing […]

The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez is Glad to be Back with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Dave Martinez is returning to the Cubs, the organization he broke in with back in 1986 and was drafted by in 1983. Martinez spoke with Carrie Muskat about his homecoming. Martinez called the Cubs his second home and predicted Joe Maddon “will make it very interesting with the Cubs.” Maddon is going to rely on […]

The Daily CCO: Roster Decisions on the Horizon, Checking on Baez and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the first weekend of Two Thousand Fifteen and the Cubs have roster decisions to make. The team has not announced the signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia yet and will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before officially adding him to the mix in the outfield. The Cubs may have already […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon and Kris Bryant Two of the Most Interesting People in Baseball Entering 2015

The Cubs might not have the Most Interesting Man in the World on its payroll, but two of the most interesting people in baseball, according to Jerry Crasnick, will soon be in Mesa preparing for the 2015 season. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick posted his list of the 15 most interesting people in baseball going into the […]

Cubs a Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer?

When the off-season began, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said the Cubs would like to sign one, ideally two starting pitchers this winter. And it was obvious the front office’s primary target was Jon Lester. With the financial flexibility the team was believed to have, the Cubs were linked to every free agent regardless if […]

The Daily CCO: Motte Has Plenty of Reasons to Finish Games for the Cubs and Other News and Notes

The Cubs signed Jason Motte to a one-year contract for $4.5 million to add a veteran presence to a young bullpen and give Joe Maddon insurance late in games. For as good as the backend of the pen was at the end of last season, the young arms lack experience closing out games for a team […]

The Daily CCO: Checking on Javier Baez in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez appeared in his fourth game Wednesday for Santurce and reached base twice in four at bats. Baez played second base, hit third and scored his team’s only run. Baez went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout in Santurce’s 2-1 loss to San Juan. Javier Baez is 5-for-14 in four games […]

The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero Excited About Trade to the Cubs

One of the newest additions to the roster is excited he was traded to the Cubs. Miguel Montero posted on his Twitter account that he is excited for the next chapter of his career with a team with so much history and bright future. And he told Nick Piecoro the same when the D-Backs’ beat […]

The Daily CCO: David Ross Humbled by All the Interest and Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs are one of at least four teams that are interested in signing veteran catcher David Ross. The Red Sox, Braves and Padres are also in the mix for the 37-year old backstop. Ross turns 38 on March 19 and could be looking at a two-year contract. According to Nick Cafardo, most of Ross’ […]