James Shields Could Reportedly Be a Fallback Option for the Cubs

The Cubs have made no secret of the fact they are looking to add one, ideally two starting pitchers this off-season. While a report from Nick Cafardo indicated the Cubs would possibly go after both Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this winter, realistically if the front office signs two starters, one would be a top […]

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The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of Jeremy Affeldt. The Giants won its third championship in five seasons and became the first road team to win a seventh […]

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Cubs Could Announce Thursday the Hiring of Joe Maddon

For every report Wednesday afternoon that stated the front office had a deal in place with Joe Maddon to manage the Cubs, there was one that said the exact opposite that an agreement had not been reached and the two sides were still in negotiations. While deals are not official until announced, multiple outlets are […]

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Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the off-season, it was before Joe Maddon became available. If the Cubs land Maddon, as expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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Cubs Reportedly Set to Hire Joe Maddon, Team and Maddon’s Agent Denying a Deal is in Place

Updated 5:26pm CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs are inching closer to a blockbuster deal” with Joe Maddon, but his agent indicated a contract is being discussed but it is far from done.” The Cubs and Maddon are negotiating, but Maddon is also talking to other teams. Alan Nero, Maddon’s […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Report: Cubs In Talks with Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs could soon have a new manager. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have been in discussions with Joe Maddon this week and an announcement could be made by Friday if Maddon will be the next skipper of the Cubs. There has been mutual interest between the team and Joe […]

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Cubs Still Silent on the Rick Renteria-Joe Maddon Situation

Monday came and went without a word from the Cubs front office about the Rick Renteria-Joe Maddon situation. Rick Renteria issued a short statement Monday afternoon through his agent, Ken Solomon. Renteria said he was hired nearly a year ago to manage the Cubs and he is focused on his off-season preparation to achieve the […]

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Cubs Reportedly at the Top of Jake Peavy’s Wish List

Jake Peavy has gone from a possible back-up plan for the Cubs if the front office is not able to sign Jon Lester to telling the Sun-Times that he and Lester are a “package deal” for any team. Peavy and Lester are very close and while he would not confirm his interest in the Cubs […]

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Report: Industry Talk Has Cubs Possibly Going After Jon Lester and Max Scherzer

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said it time and time again and it is well-documented the front office would like to add one, if not two starting pitchers to the Cubs roster this off-season.  And if the Cubs were to add two starters, one would be a top of the rotation-type arm and the […]

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