Cubs Plan to Revisit Trade Talks for Starting Pitching

The front office’s focus this winter is to add pitching and a lot of it to a team that found a way to win 97 games in the regular season with a rather thin staff. The Cubs are the favorites to sign David Price. There is mutual interest in Jeff Samardzija returning to the North […]

Cubs Looking to Acquire Multiple Starting Pitchers

Free agency officially started late Friday night (11:01 pm CST) and Jed Hoyer told the beat writers Friday afternoon the Cubs would probably start making phone calls as soon they could. “You want people to know right away that you’re interested.” It was an incredibly busy Friday throughout the game as a record number of […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Shortstop

There was a changing of the guard at the shortstop position this past season. Starlin Castro was switched to second base after struggles at the plate and in the field helped usher in Addison Russell as the likely starter for years to come. Let’s take a look back and what led to this decision. There […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Second Base

Second base has seen its share of upheaval over the past couple of seasons and last year was no different. Seven players made multiple starts at the position and batted a collective .250/.303/.383 with 14 home runs, 69 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Next year’s starter is still yet to be determined, but the picture […]

Cubs 2015 Team Leaders – Offense

The 2015 Chicago Cubs outperformed expectations and were really two teams in one. In the first half, the Cubs tried to find an identity while Joe Maddon learned what worked and what did not. The Cubs stayed above .500 (47-40) before putting together a two-month run rarely, if never before seen from a Cubs’ team. […]

Cubs Interest in Alex Gordon Receives Confirmation

The Cubs priority this off-season is to add pitching to what was proven to be a rather thin rotation. And the biggest free agent starting pitchers from David Price to Jordan Zimmermann to Zack Greinke have already been connected to the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week there were several areas the […]

Cubs Value Player Versatility, Consider a Strength of the Organization

Theo Epstein talked about it during his end of season press conference and Jed Hoyer discussed it on an interview last week on ESPN 1000. The Cubs will continue to put a priority on player versatility. Epstein thinks having interchangeable parts and redundancy in the position player group is a strength of the organization. And […]

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Nine Years Later and Other Cubs News and Notes

It was on this date in 2006 the Cubs signed 16-year old Starlin Castro as an amateur free agent. Castro made his big league debut on May 7, 2010 with an incredible performance at Great American Ball Park. Castro hit a home run and a triple in five at bats and drove in six runs. […]

The Daily CCO: A Busy Day for Rumors, Cubs Connected to Chisenhall, Span and Cashner

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals for winning the American League Pennant for the second straight year to advance to the World Series. It’s the Royals and Mets in the Fall Classic … Go Royals! The Cubs rumor mill picked up considerably late Thursday and Friday in the wake of Theo Epstein’s end of season […]

Cubs Reportedly Interested in RHP Danny Salazar

According to a report from David Kaplan, the Cubs are interested in Indians RHP Danny Salazar. Theo Epstein said Thursday the Cubs would like to add at least one quality starting pitcher this off-season and he is not sure if the front office will sign a free agent or acquire an arm via trade. The […]