Not So Fast on Jason Heyward Hitting Leadoff for Cubs

After the Cubs signed Jason Heyward, the different lineup combinations Joe Maddon could use next season made the way around the Internet from various media outlets. And most of the lineups had Heyward hitting leadoff for the Cubs. Patrick Mooney talked to Maddon about what his lineup could look like next year. Maddon said the first […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the Last Monday of Two Thousand Fifteen

With the big name free agents still available it could be an unusually busy week throughout the game. Typically the time between Christmas and New Year is rather slow in baseball but with players such as Chris Davis, Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, Scott Kazmir and Wei-Yin Chen still unsigned it could be a […]

Cubs Reportedly Unwilling to Trade Jorge Soler

Theo Epstein made it pretty clear last Saturday. The Cubs would have to be blown away in order to trade Jorge Soler. The Cubs are believed to be listening when teams call about Soler, but it doesn’t appear the front office would deal the 23-year old slugger unless a starting pitcher was part of the […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs-Cardinals Front and Center in December and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs and Cardinals continued taking jabs at one another Tuesday. And if the sparring the two long-time rivals have done this off-season is any indication, it’s going to be very interesting when the two teams square off next season. Theo Epstein said last week, “The Cardinals are going to be a formidable opponent next […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod was on Minors and Majors (MLB Network Radio) around the Winter Meetings. McLeod discussed Kris Bryant’s season and him being named National League Rookie of the Year with Grant Paulsen. And McLeod talked about the front office’s decision to call-up Kyle Schwarber last year. On what it means to the organization for Kris […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Checking the List and Other News

Speculation continued Monday about the next move or moves the Cubs could make this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said publicly they are happy with the way the roster is currently constructed. Smaller additions are expected to be made before Spring Training but there are those, like Bruce Levine, that are not convinced […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Epstein Provided Updates, Baez Played Center and More Minor Signings

It was a typically busy three and half days for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced the minor league managers, coaching staffs and coordinators and hiring John Baker late Thursday. And the Cubs finalized the deal with the Yankees. Theo Epstein updated the Cubs off-season Saturday morning. Javier Baez lined up in center field for […]

Cubs Building a Versatile Pitching Staff

The Cubs have placed an emphasis on versatility throughout the organization. The front office would like its players to have experience at multiple positions by the time they reach the big leagues. But the Cubs not only value position player versatility, the front office also sees the importance of pitchers having the flexibility to perform […]

Theo Epstein is Not Focused on Contract Extension

The Cubs focus this off-season has been on improving the roster. The front office has created depth in the bullpen with additions that did not grab headlines, brought back Trevor Cahill and created more buzz by signing free agents John Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and baseball ops are not […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed the Cubs off-season a week before the holidays. Outside of a couple of smaller moves, the Cubs could be done making changes to the roster this off-season. Theo Epstein did not rule out making […]