Theo Epstein Talks Cubs, Trade Deadline, Free Agency and the Future on the GM’s Office

Jim Bowden spoke with Theo Epstein earlier in the week and discussed a variety of topics with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. Theo Epstein talked about the trade with Oakland and explained a little of the process that went into pulling the trigger on the deal, all of the shortstops in the system and […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Stay in the Rumor Mill as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Thursday is the non-waiver trade deadline and it could be a rather busy end of the month around baseball. As for the Cubs, the front office is believed to be listening and talking to other teams about players on the big league roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week the club is not […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Internal Discussions about Jon Lester and Justin Masterson

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will address the organization’s pitching needs and could add starters in the off-season if the situation, or situations, presents itself and benefit the Cubs moving forward. The Cubs have very little financial commitments on the books for the big league team beyond this year and […]

Share on Fancred

Rambling About the Cubs as the Future is Closing In

Hello again, everybody. The future is a strange thing really because we have no idea what it holds. Sure, we would love to think we do, but we don’t. And that is why the future is scary, exciting, foreboding, enthralling, strange, nerve-racking, thought provoking, and many, many other things. However, for Cubs fans, the future […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Are Not in a Rush to Make Trades, Rumors and Competitive Balance Picks

There is a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline and with that a growing feeling in the game a lot of deals could be made in August after players clear waivers. Several players on the Cubs big league roster that includes Emilio Bonifacio, Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Junior Lake, Carlos Villanueva, James […]

Share on Fancred

C.J. Edwards Returns, Six Hawks Named All-Stars and Cubs News from the Farm

C.J. Edwards returned the mound Wednesday, as scheduled, and pitched in his first game since April 20. Edwards said, on Twitter, he “felt really, really good today” and he cannot “wait to get back out there again.” Edwards threw two scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs and allowed a hit, a walk and struck out […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named NL Player of the Week and Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo had a very good weekend in Arizona. Rizzo went 5-for-11 in the three games with three home runs and was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Rizzo hit three longballs, two on Friday, and drove in four runs. And his 23 home runs on the season equaled a career-high in […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

Share on Fancred

Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

Share on Fancred

Scott Boras Thinks Cubs Should Call-Up Kris Bryant and News from Down on the Farm

The Cubs front office has said time and time again this season that the team did not see a scenario in which Kris Bryant makes his big league debut this year. Bryant is having an excellent season and has put up big time numbers for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Bryant is still four days […]

Share on Fancred