LHP Craig Breslow Reportedly Deciding Between Cubs and Red Sox – Update: Agreed to Terms with Red Sox

Updated 8:03pm CST – According to a report from Rob Bradford, LHP Craig Breslow has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract. Updated 8:55pm CST – According to a report from Pete Abraham, Craig Breslow and the Red Sox have not reached an agreement yet, but the two sides are optimistic […]

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Arismendy Alcantara is Having a Good Off-Season Playing Ball in the Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara struggled at the plate during his first 70 games in the big leagues. After a hot start, the league adjusted and Alcantara didn’t. While he had trouble making contact, especially from the right side, he still showed surprising pop and drove the baseball. Over his last 22 games, Alcantara collected 15 hits and […]

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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]

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Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]

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Adding to the Outfield Still a Possibility for the Cubs, Colby Rasmus Not in the Mix

Theo Epstein said Monday after the Jon Lester press conference the Cubs could still add an outfielder to the roster, but according to multiple reports it won’t be Colby Rasmus. Shi Davidi reported Sunday that the Cubs met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are looking for help in the outfield and would […]

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Jon Lester Believes in The Plan and the Cubs will Win

Jon Lester said he is honored and excited to be part of the Cubs organization and pointed out during his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, he came to the Cubs to win. “I’m here to win.” “I like to win. People that know me know that I’m not very happy when we lose or […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]

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Cubs See Potential for More Power from Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro had a very good year at the plate and in the field. As Theo Epstein pointed out at the end of the season, Castro is one of the two staples in the Cubs lineup going into next season. The Cubs’ plans for 2015 include Castro at shortstop, a three-time All-Star that is only […]

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Baseball America Tabs Mark Johnson as Minor League Manager of the Year and Cubs News from the Farm

The Kane County Cougars had an excellent season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. While the players won the games (91-49 regular season record, 7-0 in post-season), Mark Johnson called the shots and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year. The former big league catcher dealt with roster turnover (51 different […]

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