Cubs Downplay Volume of Trade Talk

As to be expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer downplayed the rumors and trade talks surrounding the Cubs Friday. With July just around the corner, the noise will get louder before deals are made. Theo Epstein explained before Friday’s game that it is the usual chatter for this time of year and the talks are […]

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Cubs Plan for Mike Olt to Continue Development in the Majors

It was unclear when the season began what Mike Olt would provide offensively. Olt had quite a bit of swing and miss in his game while being considered one of the top prospects in the game. And multiple injuries slowed his development in the Rangers organization prior to him coming to the Cubs’ system last […]

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Manny Ramirez Added to Iowa Cubs Roster, Set to Join the Team Thursday in Colorado Springs

The Iowa Cubs announced Wednesday morning that Manny Ramirez has been added to the Iowa Cubs roster and will be activated in prior to Thursday’s doubleheader in Colorado Springs. OF Casper Wells was released to make room on Iowa’s roster for player-coach Manny Ramirez. Iowa plays five games in Colorado (doubleheader Thursday, single games Friday, […]

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Cubs and Blue Jays Continue to Talk Samardzija

The Blue Jays continue their pursuit of Jeff Samardzija and according to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs and Jays have discussed a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Toronto for RHP Aaron Sanchez, LHP Daniel Norris and CF Dalton Pompey. Alex Anthopoulos has talked about the acquisition cost being too high […]

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Cubs Reportedly Among the Most Aggressive in Baseball Scouting Other Teams

It’s the last full week of June and the trade rumors are picking up. According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs are the only team “willing to jump the market” and the front office is talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Cubs could be looking to trade Hammel before […]

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The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Bounced Back and Jason McLeod Entered the Rumor Mill

After beating the Pirates Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to the Mighty Pirates. But (pardon the pun) Jason Hammel had a good outing in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs. After two subpar starts against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Miami, Jason Hammel completed seven innings for the first time in three starts […]

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Catching Up and Updating the Jeff Samardzija News and Rumors

Jeff Samardzija stayed in the headlines this past week, and will continue to do so until the day he is either traded or signs an extension to stay with the Cubs. It was leaked that the front office made another contract offer to Jeff Samardzija … and Samardzija rejected the Cubs’ offer. The team’s latest effort […]

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Manny Ramirez Could Report to Iowa in the Coming Week

The Cubs signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract for him to be a player-coach with the Iowa Cubs on May 25 and he was expected to report to Iowa during the first week of June. Manny Ramirez has been getting into baseball shape at the Cubs facility in Mesa while working with the […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Likes the Way the Cubs are Playing

Anthony Rizzo likes the way the Cubs have been playing over the month. Rizzo told the beat writers after Friday’s win over the Pirates, “It’s definitely nice. It’s the nicest I’ve felt about this team since I’ve been here. Everyone kind of expects to win games now. We always do, but everyone is coming in […]

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Samardzija Reportedly Rejected Cubs Latest Offer

If the reports are correct, Jeff Samardzija’s days with the Cubs could be dwindling down. According to multiple reports, Jeff Samardzija rejected the Cubs latest attempt to sign him to a long term extension. According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, Samardzija rejected a five year deal believed to be worth slightly more than […]

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