“Let’s Go” Sets the Tone for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

When Tom Ricketts kicked off the convention 10 days ago he wore a Cubs’ blue t-shirt with “Let’s Go” and a Cubs logo across the front, and in the process announced the theme of the team’s marketing campaign for the 2015 season. Danny Ecker was on top of the story and provided the background as […]


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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Matt Spiegel and Patrick Mannelly on 670 The Score last Friday morning prior to the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein discussed a variety of topics that he did not cover earlier in the day on MLB Network Radio. Epstein talked about Javier Baez, what the Wrigley Field Restoration means to […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Theo Epstein joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) last Friday. And the Cubs President of Baseball Operations discussed a variety of topics before the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein explained why the additions of Joe Maddon and Jon Lester are important to the team, the expectations […]


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Cubs Will Reportedly Focus on Trading Welington Castillo and Possibly Travis Wood

The front office may be done with the heavy lifting this off-season but may not be done tweaking the roster with less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Mesa. The Cubs pulled off the deal with the Astros Monday for Dexter Fowler and checked another area off the off-season wish list. While […]


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Kris Bryant Plans on Making it Hard on the Cubs Not to Be Included on Opening Day Roster

The ‘Will Kris Bryant be on the Opening Day roster?’ questions have only begun. While the front office and Joe Maddon were asked countless times during the convention where the Cubs’ top prospect will start the upcoming season, the Kris Bryant Watch doesn’t officially start for another five weeks. Before the Cubs traded Luis Valbuena […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Welington Castillo Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, the Cubs and catcher Welington Castillo agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract for $2.1 million. Welington Castillo is the third arbitration eligible player to agree to terms with the Cubs for the 2015 season. Felix Doubront ($1.925 million) and Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) have also agreed […]


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A Contract Extension on the Horizon for Theo Epstein?

Before the off-season went in a different direction than any one was expecting, it was believed Tom Ricketts would extend Theo Epstein’s contract at some point this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have two years left on the original five-year contract that was signed in Oct. 2011. There were indications two months ago the […]


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Edwin Jackson’s Role with 2015 Cubs Remains in Question

Edwin Jackson’s status with the team and possible role for the upcoming season will be two of the countless questions the front office will be asked during the convention, by both the fan base and the media. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall that Edwin Jackson would have to earn a spot on […]


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