Is Javier Baez the Cubs Future Second Baseman?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Cubs as the team heads into the off-season. Will the Cubs sign a top of the rotation-type starter? Will the front office be able to acquire or sign the veteran leadership they feel is missing in the clubhouse? And where will the prospects play once they push […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Clubhouse Scheduled for Completion by Opening Day 2016

With the Cubs home schedule winding down, the team is expected to break ground on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plans. Mayor Emanuel gave the Cubs permission last week to proceed with the project that should begin in early October. The Cubs are moving forward with the project despite the pending lawsuit […]

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The Daily CCO: Speculation Surrounds Edwin Jackson’s Future with the Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s return to the rotation Friday did not turn out the way he or the team had hoped it would. Jackson gave up four runs to the first seven batters of the game and was gone after two outs and 35 pitches. Edwin Jackson left with a runner on first and before Eric Jokisch […]

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Will the Cubs Lock-Up Jake Arrieta this Off-Season?

Jake Arrieta is scheduled to make one more start in what has been a breakout year for the 28-year old right hander. Arrieta pitched the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday night after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Arrieta’s performance against the Reds was one of the most dominating in baseball […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Won’t Make Another Start for the Cubs This Season

Thursday may have been the last start for Tsuyoshi Wada for the Chicago Cubs. During his post-game meeting with the beat writers, Tsuyoshi Wada confirmed that he was told that Thursday was his last start of the season. The Cubs have a club option on Wada for next season worth $5 million that a report […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Two-Year Player Development Contract with the Eugene Emeralds

The Cubs affiliate shuffle appears to be over. According to a report from Steve Mims, the Cubs have signed a two-year player development contract with the Eugene Emeralds that would keep the Cubs Short-Season Class-A team in Eugene for through the 2016 season. The Eugene Emeralds play in the South Division of the Northwest League, […]

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Kyle Schwarber Takes BP at Wrigley, Kris Bryant is Keith Law’s Top Prospect and Cubs News from the Farm

Kyle Schwarber was at Wrigley Field Tuesday and took batting practice prior to the game against the Reds with the front office in attendance. Schwarber will soon report to the Cubs complex in Arizona for the Fall Instructional League. Kyle Schwarber told the beat writers he wants to catch, something Theo Epstein thinks he has […]

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Cubs Extend Player Development Contract with Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday a two-year extension that will keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Iowa through the 2018 season. The Cubs player development contract was not set to expire until after the 2016 season but the long-time partners agreed on an extension. The Cubs and I-Cubs have the eighth longest current continuous minor […]

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Are the Cubs Discussing Going in a Different Direction Behind the Plate?

Will the Cubs stick with Welington Castillo, or will the front office try to add a veteran catcher via free agency this off-season? That question was apparently poised to Jed Hoyer prior to Monday’s game and the Cubs GM gave Welington Castillo a vote of confidence according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Hoyer said […]

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The Daily CCO: Hammel Could See More Time with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

What was considered ‘Plan B’ for the Cubs last off-season turned into a positive experience for Jason Hammel in Chicago and he could re-sign with the Cubs this winter. After dealing with injuries for two seasons in Baltimore, Hammel hit it off with Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio and the veteran right hander performed extremely […]

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