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 […]


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The Daily CCO: Neil Ramirez a Breakout Candidate in the Cubs Bullpen and Other News and Notes

The backend of the Cubs bullpen was very good in the second half last year. Several of the young power arms stepped up and not only lit up the radar gun but provided results. Justin Grimm appeared in 73 games and posted a 5-2 record with a 3.78 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 3.20 […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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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 Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]


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Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]


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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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The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez Inching Closer to a Job on Maddon’s Staff? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

Jed Hoyer said Wednesday he and Theo Epstein planned to talk to Joe Maddon about Dave Martinez joining the Cubs coaching staff. Martinez resigned his position with the Rays after being passed over for Tampa’s managerial opening. According to Marc Topkin, the Cubs asked for and received permission from the Rays to talk to Dave […]


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The Daily CCO: Multiple Factors Have an Impact on the Free Agent Process and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are going through the free agent process with several players. The front office met with one player before he signed with another team and are heavily in the mix for Jon Lester. Jed Hoyer discussed the factors that can have an impact on where a free agent signs during his weekly spot on […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have Areas the Front Office is Trying to Improve

The front office’s off-season plans appear to be on hold as the Cubs wait on a certain free-agent southpaw to decide where he wants to spend the next six or seven years. But that’s not the case. Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have certain free agents and trade targets in mind that are not dependent […]


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