Front Office Looking at Free Agency as a Way to Compliment Cubs Existing Roster

With October winding down and as few as three games left in The Series, baseball will soon transition into off-season mode. Free agency begins after the final out of the World Series. Teams have an exclusive five-day window in which to re-sign their own free agents and five days to decide whether or not to […]

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Is Jake Peavy a Back-Up Plan for the Cubs?

The front office would like to add one, if not two starters to the roster this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at a top of the rotation-type pitcher from outside of the organization and the list of possibilities likely include Jon Lester, James Shields and Cole Hamels. As Theo […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Plan Patience as Focus Shifts to Competing in 2015

The Cubs have shifted its focus from a purely talent acquisition mode to a team that the front office feels is ready to compete next season while continuing the development of the young players at the Major League level. “We are going to compete while we develop young players. We are not going to go […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Two Most Important Currencies in the Game

The front office is exploring ways to improve the big league team for 2015 without sacrificing the long term health and goals of the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about what they would like to add to the roster this winter: at least one, if not two starting pitchers, veteran position players […]

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Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with Oakland for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. After the […]

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The Cubs Front Office Has an Off-Season Wish List

This off-season the front office would like to begin adding players from outside of the organization to the existing young roster in order to help take the Cubs to the next level. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have stated publicly the Cubs will not alter The Plan and sellout to win in 2015, but it […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Trying to Find the Right Media Deal

Crane Kenney addressed and fielded questions last Friday during meetings with the season ticket holders about the status of the team’s media rights deal. Kenney said the team was “in extra innings” on its television rights negotiations for 2015 and beyond. A number of potential partners have emerged, all with interest in long-term relationships of […]

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Cubs Looking for Veterans Willing to Work with Young Players

The days of the Cubs signing players for the sole purpose of flipping them at the trade deadline are over. The front office feels there is enough talent on, or near, the big league roster to compete for the division in 2015. The Cubs will be looking for veterans to compliment the young players this […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Stove to Light

With the post-season winding down, teams not participating in October are having discussions on how to make their teams better this winter. The Royals have proven the key is just getting into the post-season and once in the dance anything can happen. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Anthony Rizzo have already stated the Cubs goal […]

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