The Cubs Have Too Many Catchers

The Cubs had a rather busy Friday. Among the moves, the front office acquired two backstops, one officially and one the team has agreed to terms with on a two-year contract. With the addition of Ryan Lavarnway, who the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Dodgers, there are four catchers on the 40-man roster. And […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a Two-Year Contract with David Ross

According to multiple reports and Nick Cafardo confirmed with David Ross, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the veteran catcher for $5 million. The additions of David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway point to the Cubs working on a trade that would include Welington Castillo. With the four roster moves on Friday, […]

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Catcher is One of the Areas Cubs Looking to Address

One of the many areas the front office would like to address is behind the plate and with Welington Castillo and Rafael Lopez the Cubs only options at catcher, the Cubs are expected to at least add a veteran backup at the position. The Cubs began the off-season looking to upgrade the catcher position, the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Centered on Catching and Starting Pitching Upgrades

The silly season kicks into full gear throughout the league Monday when the GM Meetings begin at the Arizona Biltmore, which is less than 30 minutes from Cubs Park in Mesa. The Tribune reported the Cubs are “aligned financially to land two marquee free agents” and the front office has another recruiting tool with Joe […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/06/14

Position Analysis – Catcher The fifth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on a position that was once considered the weakest in the entire organization, but now holds much promise: Catcher. Catcher The organization looks like it is willing […]

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Cubs Organizational All-Stars and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com named the 2014 Cubs Organizational All-Star team Wednesday. MiLB.com recognizes the best player at each position, regardless of prospect status. Selection to the team is solely based on the way the player performed during the 2014 minor league season. The Cubs system is considered the best in the game and for the first time […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Catcher

As we inch ever closer to the end of the playoffs and with the promise from the front office that the Cubs are looking to gain veteran leadership, it’s likely that the team will be more of a player in free agency this off-season. To gain a better understanding of potential needs we will take […]

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Cubs Prospects Q & A with Iowa Cubs Broadcaster Randy Wehofer

Triple-A baseball is typically the last step for a player before he reaches the Major Leagues and the Iowa Cubs had a good year before promotions depleted the roster in the second half and down the stretch. The second interview with the broadcasters in the Cubs system is with Triple-A Iowa’s Randy Wehofer. Randy Wehofer […]

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Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

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Catching Up with the Cubs Catcher Rumors

Around the time Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer first mentioned they would be looking to add veteran leadership to the roster during the off-season, Welington Castillo was in the middle of a rough stretch at the plate and was struggling defensively as well. The speculation began the front office would look for an upgrade at […]

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