A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with OF Dexter Fowler, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and newly acquired OF Dexter Fowler agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $9.5 million. The Cubs have agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the team’s seven arbitration eligible players. The Cubs reportedly signed RHP Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront […]


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The Daily CCO: Phillies Unlikely to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Notes

The Phillies have been listening to offers for Cole Hamels since at least last summer when the Cubs claimed him off waivers. But teams are not stepping up to pay the high price for Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday he doesn’t foresee trading his southpaw. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer […]


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Cubs Will Reportedly Focus on Trading Welington Castillo and Possibly Travis Wood

The front office may be done with the heavy lifting this off-season but may not be done tweaking the roster with less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Mesa. The Cubs pulled off the deal with the Astros Monday for Dexter Fowler and checked another area off the off-season wish list. While […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract and Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and INF Luis Valbuena agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.2 million contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Travis Wood Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs and Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.685 million contract. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with five of the seven arbitration eligible players … Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront ($1.925 million), OF Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) and C Welington Castillo […]


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From the Wire: Jake Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Agrees to Terms with the Cubs on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.63 million contract for the 2015 season. Jake Arrieta is the fourth of seven arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs have signed […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with LHP Felix Doubront, Sign to One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and LHP Felix Doubront avoided arbitration Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $1.925 million. Doubront is the first of the seven salary arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. Friday is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for an Everyday Outfielder, Not a Back-up and Other News and Notes

The Cubs are apparently not limiting the search to center field, but are looking for an everyday outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that he received an update from a Cubs’ source that indicated the “team is not looking for another bench player.” Instead, the front office would prefer a “regular in left field or center […]


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