The Daily CCO: Epstein Addresses Cubs Moves Prior to the Deadline and Other News and Notes

The Cubs topped the Brewers for the second night in a row and with their third straight win Friday moved within a game of the Giants in the NL Wild Card race. Yes, it is August 1 and scoreboard watching kicked into gear as the deadline passed. The Cubs made two additions prior to the […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. There have been ramblings on Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, on Thursdays, and on Fridays … but never has there ever been ramblings on a Saturday! I don’t mean to shock your system, but it is a shock to mine as well. A weekend Ramblings! With that said, there really is not […]


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Cubs Pursuing Pitching as Deadline Nears

The countdown to baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) has begun and with just over 14 hours left, the Cubs are working to add at least one pitcher to the roster. According to Joel Sherman, the Cubs and Padres are working on something big. And the Sun-Times confirmed the two teams are discussing several […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Giants Making a Strong Push, Phillies See Rangers as Best Fit

Updated 11:57am CDT – According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Phillies have asked all interested teams to submit their best offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday. The Phillies’ front office will decide at that point where Hamels will be traded. As Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) quickly approaches, the Cubs pursuit […]


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Reports: Cubs Focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy

The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher prior to the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and are focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy according to multiple reports. The Cubs and Padres reportedly discussed a deal for Starlin Castro. A.J. Preller is looking for a shortstop and the […]


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Cubs Reportedly One of Three Teams Pursuing Jonathan Papelbon

The Cubs interest in Jonathan Papelbon dates back to at least May and contrary to recent reports, the Cubs are still believed to be discussing the veteran closer. According to a report from Todd Zolecki, the Cubs, Blue Jays and Nationals are pursuing Jonathan Papelbon and the talks are intensifying with the trade deadline five […]


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Cubs Rumors Roundup a Week Before the Deadline

With a week to go in the non-waiver trade deadline as expected, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear and the Cubs appear to be mentioned in just about every other report and rumor that surfaces. For every report that states the Cubs are interested in one player, there is another that says the […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Scouted Again Sunday, Face Friday at Wrigley

The Cole Hamels rumors are heating up as the trade deadline quickly approaches. And with 10 days left in July, the Cubs are one of at least a handful of teams that continue to talk to the Phillies about Hamels. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in Hamels […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs in the Middle of Everything at the Deadline? And Other News and Rumors

After taking two of three and winning a series in Atlanta, the Cubs will begin a four-game in three-day series with the Reds in Cincinnati eight games back of the Cardinals in the division but just 3 ½ games behind the Pirates for second in the central and the top NL Wild Card spot. The […]


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Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]


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