From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract and Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and INF Luis Valbuena agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.2 million contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Travis Wood Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs and Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.685 million contract. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with five of the seven arbitration eligible players … Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront ($1.925 million), OF Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) and C Welington Castillo […]


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From the Wire: Jake Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Agrees to Terms with the Cubs on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.63 million contract for the 2015 season. Jake Arrieta is the fourth of seven arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs have signed […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with LHP Felix Doubront, Sign to One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and LHP Felix Doubront avoided arbitration Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $1.925 million. Doubront is the first of the seven salary arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. Friday is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for an Everyday Outfielder, Not a Back-up and Other News and Notes

The Cubs are apparently not limiting the search to center field, but are looking for an everyday outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that he received an update from a Cubs’ source that indicated the “team is not looking for another bench player.” Instead, the front office would prefer a “regular in left field or center […]


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The Daily CCO: A Busy Week on Tap for the Cubs

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The Owners Meeting is in Phoenix this week (Jan. 14-15) and the 30th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday (Jan. 16-18) and runs through the weekend. Anthony Rizzo’s Laugh-Off for Cancer (Jan. 15) is Thursday. The team has not released any information about the […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Roster Addition, News, Notes and Rumors as the Calendar Rolled to 2015

It was a rather busy end to 2014 and beginning to 2015 for the Cubs. The front office agreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia. FanGraphs projected a 10-win improvement for Joe Maddon’s Cubs and the holiday weekend wrapped up with rumor Sunday as baseball gears up for the stretch run before pitchers and catchers […]


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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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