Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Leave San Diego with Two Starting Pitchers, a Catcher and Irons in the Fire

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego and the front office is not done shaping the big league roster. Jed Hoyer said Thursday after the meetings officially wrapped, the Cubs “have irons in the fire, both trade-wise and free-agent wise” and are “far from a finished product.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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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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Cubs Position Analysis – Right Field

Going into this season, the Cubs were hopeful in seeing what they had in Nate Schierholtz, who had ended the previous season hitting .251/.301/.470 with 21 home runs, 68 RBI and six stolen bases and made himself into quite the trade candidate for prospects. Instead, the Cubs received a total disaster season from Schierholtz and […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position which will probably be the most anticipated by Cubs’ fans for 2015: Third Base. Third Base Probably even more anticipated than the […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Left Field

Junior Lake was set to be the first in a wave of exciting Cubs prospects to ascend to the majors and rebuild the team from scratch after a strong first half season in 2013. However, by the end of this season, Lake’s struggles gave way to the re-emergence of a former rookie of the year […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Third Base

Third base has been an unsettled position for the Cubs since Aramis Ramirez left via free agency in 2011. A multitude of names have filled the position and haven’t been able to nail it down and this past season was no different, as evidenced by the .227/.304/.422 line with 26 home runs, 74 RBI and […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – First Base

The second installment in our series of positional analysis is first base, a position that has become a great strength for the Cubs even if going into last season it had a lot of uncertainty. Much to blame was a disappointing season from Anthony Rizzo who had a solid 23 home runs and 80 RBI, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/14

Position Analysis – First Base A series of reports over the off-season will summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. Today, the CCO looks at a position that was once a strength in the organization but now has some questions: First Base. First Base For the second […]

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Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

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The Daily CCO: Kevin Encarnacion and Jose Zapata Return to the Field and Other Cubs News

Two Cubs prospects that were involved in a serious car crash in the Dominican Republic last January have returned to the field after both players spent a majority of the year not knowing if they would be able to continue their baseball careers. Kevin Encarnacion is scheduled to play in an Instructional League intrasquad game […]

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