The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Thanks Chicago and the Fans for Five Years with the Cubs

Starlin Castro said good-bye, at least for now, to Chicago and thanked Cubs fans for what he called “an amazing experience” with a perfectly written post in The Players’ Tribune. Castro took a trip down memory lane and described what he was feeling during his unforgettable big league debut and his Major League career that […]

The Biggest Longballs of 2015 from Twelve Cubs

The Cubs punished more than their share of baseballs last season. The Cubs seemingly filled the 162-game schedule with one memorable moment after the other and most involved a ball leaving the park or at the very least an extra-base knock. As a team, the Cubs collected 1,341 hits, which placed them 14th in the […]

From the Wire: Cubs Acquire INF Brendan Ryan from Yankees, DFA RHP Yoervis Medina

The Cubs finalized the trade with the Yankees. The Cubs acquired INF Brendan Ryan as the player to be named later in the deal that sent INF Starlin Castro to New York for RHP Adam Warren. At the time of the trade, multiple reports indicated Brendan Ryan would be the second player the Cubs received […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Wants Cubs to Embrace the Target

On the day the Cubs joined the Giants as Las Vegas favorites to win it all next season, Patrick Mooney spoke with Joe Maddon about his team and the expectations that have already placed on the Cubs. Maddon navigated the Cubs to 97 wins and an unexpected trip to the NLCS. And he knows next […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: One Megadeal, Two Minor Deals and a Bunch of Rumors

The Cubs wrapped up what was already a good seven-day stretch by agreeing to terms Friday with Jason Heyward on an eight-year, $184 million contract. Heyward was the fourth free agent to sign with Cubs in a week, joining RHP John Lackey, RHP Trevor Cahill and INF/OF Ben Zobrist. The front office is still looking […]

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Says Good-Bye and Thanks Cubs Fans

Starlin Castro joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). In one of the best interviews the baseball-only show has conducted, an emotional Starlin Castro talked about being traded from the only organization he’s ever known. The lede into the interview was Pat Hughes calling one of Starlin Castro’s […]

An Ode to Starlin Castro

Upon hearing the news of the trade of Starlin Castro, I decided to take a break from writing my usual profile features and write a eulogy of sorts for him. To me, Castro is the final link to an era of Cubs baseball that most of us hope we never see again, a time where […]

From the Wire: Cubs Sign Ben Zobrist to Four-Year Contract, Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees for RHP Adam Warren

The Cubs were rather busy Tuesday and announced signing INF/OF Ben Zobrist to a four-year, $56 million contract and traded 2B/SS Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and a PTBNL. With the additions of Ben Zobrist and Adam Warren and trading Starlin Castro, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players. […]

Cubs Reportedly Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees

The Cubs traded Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and a PTBNL. According to multiple reports, the Cubs have traded Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees. The Cubs have received RHP Adam Warren and a player to be named later from the Yankees for Starlin Castro. The Cubs did not include any […]

Cubs Remain in the Mix for Ben Zobrist, Talking to Yankees about a Deal for Starlin Castro

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are still in on Ben Zobrist. The Cubs would need other things to come together in order to sign him. Multiple reports Tuesday afternoon indicated the Cubs “could still make Zobrist fit for them.” And Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are talking about a deal that […]