Tom Verducci Thinks the Cubs Could Be One of This Year’s Surprise Teams

It’s hard to use the words ‘surprise team’ when talking about the Chicago Cubs due to the expectations that have been placed on the club both inside and outside the organization. But in reality, a .500 record would be a big step forward for a team that won only 73 games last season and for […]


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Cubs Haven’t Made the Decision Yet to Include Javier Baez on Opening Day Roster

During Joe Maddon’s pre-game meeting with the beat writers Wednesday, the Cubs skipper shot down the report from the Sun-Times that Javier Baez was told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. The Cubs have not made the decision yet on whether or not Javier Baez will be with the big league team […]


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Orioles Have Reportedly Contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein said the Cubs are considering starting the season with three catchers and that Joe Maddon would like to have Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo on the Opening Day roster more than anybody else. Maddon has apparently changed his views and likes the options he would have with three catchers on the roster. […]


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Kris Bryant, Service Time and Scott Boras

As the start of the season quickly approaches, many Cubs fans are debating whether or not phenom prospect Kris Bryant is better served to start with the team on Opening Day or continue his development in the minors. There’s no doubt that Bryant is one of the most exciting prospects that fans have seen in […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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Cubs Scouting Red Sox, Red Sox Scouting Cubs and Reportedly Trying to Find a Trade Partner for Allen Craig

According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox “have had some of their top pro scouts around the Giants, Padres and Cubs” and Boston is trying to find a trade partner for Allen Craig. And the Belleville News-Democrat reported the Cubs are “one of the teams said to be the most interested” in […]


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