Report: Starlin Castro Preparing for Spring Training at Cubs Facility in Mesa

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, Starlin Castro is in Arizona at the Cubs facility preparing for Spring Training. Castro’s agent, Paul Kinzer told the Tribune he may return briefly to his home in the Dominican Republic before camp officially begins Feb. 24. Castro is scheduled to attend the Cubs Convention this weekend. When the […]


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MLB Still Investigating Tampering Charges Rays Filed against the Cubs

One of the questions that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer will be asked this week is the status of Major League Baseball’s investigation of the tampering charges the Rays filed over Joe Maddon opting out of his contract and signing with the Cubs. According to Nick Cafardo the investigation is ongoing and Major League Baseball […]


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Jason Hammel Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason Hammel and the Cubs pulled off a rarity this off-season, re-signing with a team that was traded from at the previous deadline. Hammel was one of the front office’s targets this winter and he’s happy to be back with the team. Jason Hammel joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from The Frigid Confines

Hello again, everybody. I hope you and yours had a very merry and joyous holiday season. As 2015 gets off to a frigid start, it is fun to dream of warmer temps and more enjoyable surroundings, like the 24-degree game we have to look forward on Opening Easter Sunday Night. As the country is mired […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Roster Addition, News, Notes and Rumors as the Calendar Rolled to 2015

It was a rather busy end to 2014 and beginning to 2015 for the Cubs. The front office agreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia. FanGraphs projected a 10-win improvement for Joe Maddon’s Cubs and the holiday weekend wrapped up with rumor Sunday as baseball gears up for the stretch run before pitchers and catchers […]


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Denard Span, Coco Crisp on Cubs Radar?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to acquire a left-handed hitting centerfielder that can hit at the top of the lineup. The Cubs have not ruled out beginning the season with Arismendy Alcantara as the starting centerfielder. It is believed the team is happy with the progress Alcantara made defensively last year and this […]


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Cubs Reportedly One of Four Teams Seriously Pursuing Ben Zobrist

Less than 24 hours after Bruce Levine reported Ben Zobrist would be “a great fit for the Cubs or White Sox” and the Cubs have interest in Zobrist, Nick Cafardo reported the Cubs are one of four teams seriously pursuing Ben Zobrist. Cafardo explained Zobrist “has one of the biggest trade markets out there. The […]


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Report: Cubs One of the Teams Linked to RHP James Shields

According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of seven teams “who have had discussions or shown interest” in free agent right hander James Shields. The Shields’ market has been slow to develop and it is believed his agent, PSI Sports Management, might have scared teams interested in signing Shields away when […]


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Report: Cubs Remain Interested in Free Agent OF Colby Rasmus

Jim Duquette led off Sunday’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio) with a discussion about free agent OF Colby Rasmus. Duquette, the former Mets and Orioles’ GM and cousin of current Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette, told Jim Bowden that he’s “heard there is a deal” Colby Rasmus could sign with the Cubs. According to Jim […]


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Cubs on Long List of Teams that Could Benefit from Adding Ben Zobrist to Roster

The Ben Zobrist rumors are heating up as baseball sets to return from a rather quiet week. As was said in the mainstream media on Saturday, any team planning on contending next season would benefit from having Ben Zobrist on its roster. It might be easier to list the teams that might not be interested […]


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