Rays Involved in Many Active Trade Conversations, Talks Reportedly Include the Cubs

Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that the Rays are “involved in many active trade conversations on both starters and relievers as the free agent pitching market thins out.” Rosenthal pointed out the Rays “line up with teams that need pitchers and can offer hitters” and added that the Cubs and Rockies are among the teams that […]

Acquiring Young Pitching Reportedly Still a Priority for Cubs

According to a report Sunday from the Tribune, the front office’s priority remains to acquire young pitching. Mark Gonzales explained “the Rays remain an attractive target and a potential match with the Cubs’ young position players.” Gonzales’ report came on the heels of Matt Silverman acknowledging on MLB Network Radio that the Rays and Cubs […]

Matt Silverman: Rays and Cubs had Targeted Trade Talks, Could Matchup on Deal in Future

Matt Silverman, the Rays President of Baseball Operations, led off Sunday’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio) and talked about his team’s off-season with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette. Bowden asked Silverman about the countless rumors that have tied Rays to the Cubs this off-season. Reports have suggested the two teams talked about starting pitching going […]

Tom Ricketts Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Tom Ricketts joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) on Saturday morning. In what was a candid interview, Ricketts discussed his team for about 20 minutes. Among the topics he covered were Theo Epstein and the status of his contract extension, Joe Maddon, Sammy Sosa and the PED Era, […]

Cubs Have a Blueprint to Follow for Sustained Success

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have always been connected and will always be compared. The two cities are major hubs in the Midwest and because of it have always been considered rivals. The two teams have played 2241 games against each other with the Cubs earning an 1127-1097 record against them. Most recently, […]

ESPN Tabs Jorge Soler as a Breakout Candidate for 2016 Season

Jorge Soler is spending the winter working out and preparing for next season while he’s being mentioned in countless trade rumors over the last two-plus months. Jorge Soler did not perform to expectations last year at the plate or in the field. But he still finished the regular season with a .262/.324/.399 line with 18 […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Projections, Bigger Expectations in the New Year

With ushering in the New Year, the countdown started for pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. For the Cubs there are 47 days left before camp officially begins on Feb. 19. The Cubs Convention is 12 days away and reports over the last three days indicated the front office is still talking to teams […]

Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

The Daily CCO: Jason Heyward, One of the Most Interesting People in Baseball and Other Cubs News

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Jason Heyward is the third most interesting person in baseball as the New Year begins. Crasnick released his list of the 16 most interesting people in the game, and the Cubs’ new outfielder ranked behind the Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke and Red Sox Ace, David Price. After Heyward rounding out the […]

Notes from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Radio Interviews

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer spent a lot of time on the radio prior to the Holidays and after introducing Jason Heyward. The Cubs have been one of the busiest teams in baseball this off-season. And the front office is not believed to be done. The Cubs have made a lot of noise and created […]