Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Goes Yard in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez returned to Santurce’s starting lineup on Sunday. Baez hit third and started at second base … and he had a good afternoon at the plate. Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and two strikeouts in Santurce’s 4-2 victory over San Juan. Baez doubled to left in the first and […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]

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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Leave San Diego with Two Starting Pitchers, a Catcher and Irons in the Fire

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego and the front office is not done shaping the big league roster. Jed Hoyer said Thursday after the meetings officially wrapped, the Cubs “have irons in the fire, both trade-wise and free-agent wise” and are “far from a finished product.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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Report: Multiple Teams Showing Interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood

According to a report from the Sun-Times, several teams are showing interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. The Phillies are among the teams interested in both Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. And the Giants are another one of the clubs that has shown interest in Wood. The Rangers have reportedly considered trading for Wood […]

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Rangers Have Reportedly Considered Trading for Travis Wood

It was believed when the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester that the front office might move a couple of the pitchers that slotted into the fifth spot of the rotation. And one of those pitchers named as a possibility was Travis Wood. According to a report from Jeff Wilson of the Fort […]

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Cubs Player Profile: Jason Hammel

At the start of the Winter Meetings, the Cubs struck first and signed a free agent pitcher, but not the one everyone was waiting for. Jason Hammel is obviously not the pitcher that Jon Lester is, but he does improve the ball club and his two-year, $20 million deal with a club option for a […]

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Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]

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The Daily CCO: Another Deadline Day in MLB and Cubs News and Rumors

Tuesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. And there could be a lot of player movement around Major League Baseball before 11:00pm CST. Jon Paul Morosi reported Monday night a GM he spoke with said “trade talks have intensified around MLB in last 48 hours.” Jake Arrieta, […]

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Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]

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