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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Making a Push, Will It Take a Seven-Year Deal?

The early buzz from the Winter Meetings in San Diego on the Jon Lester front is what’s been expected for a while it is likely going to take a seven-year contract to land Lester. Ken Rosenthal spoke with an executive not involved in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. The executive predicted Lester will sign a seven-year […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News, Notes and Rumors on the Eve of the Winter Meetings

The baseball world has set up shop at the Manchester Grand Hotel in San Diego for the Winter Meetings. It is expected to be a busy week throughout the game as teams attempt to fill holes on their rosters. The annual gathering does not officially begin until Monday, but the Twitter Machine figures to heat […]

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Jon Lester Update: Decision Not Likely Before the Winter Meetings

Those looking for a resolution with Jon Lester might have to wait a little longer. A report from Sean McAdam on Wednesday indicated Lester could make a decision by the end of the week and even Peter Gammons thought Lester would agree to terms with a team before the baseball world settled in San Diego […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Playing Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez has been cleared to play winter ball according to Carrie Muskat. Baez is playing ball in Puerto Rico starting on Dec. 11 for Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League. When a report surfaced in late October, Baez was expected to report to his winter ball team on Dec. 3. […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Researching Benefits of Batting the Pitcher Eighth in the Lineup

Joe Maddon loves books, but he doesn’t manage by one. Maddon said that particular book was written so long ago it doesn’t really apply today. Maddon is known for thinking outside of the box and trying things with his lineups to get the most out of his players. After he took over as Cubs manager, […]

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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]

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