The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Contract Includes Incentive Bonuses Tied to Cubs Playing in the Post-Season

Joe Maddon Day did not disappoint as the new Cubs’ skipper was extremely impressive during his introductory press conference. Shortly after the Cubs released the news that Joe Maddon had signed a five-year contract, details of the deal were leaked. Joe Maddon received a five-year, $25 million contract that is reportedly loaded with incentive bonuses […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Ruggiano and Sweeney from 60-Day DL

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the team activated OF Justin Ruggiano and OF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day DL on Monday. With activating Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney and re-signing LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, the Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 37 players. The Cubs acquired Justin Ruggiano at the end of the Winter […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Cubs announced Monday morning a one-year Major League contract with LHP Tsuyoshi Wada. Wada had a $5 million club option on the minor league deal he signed with the Cubs last off-season. Financial terms were not officially released but according to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs inked Wada to a one-year, $4 […]

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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Day and Other Cubs News

Monday is a big day for the Chicago Cubs. Joe Maddon will be introduced as the 54th manager in franchise history Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at The Cubby Bear. Comcast SportsNet is carrying the press conference streaming it online. The Cubs announced the hiring of Joe Maddon Friday afternoon to what is expected to be a […]

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Cubs Exercise 2015 Option on RHP Jacob Turner

The Cubs announced Saturday the team picked up the $1 million option on RHP Jacob Turner for the 2015 as expected. The Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off waivers from the Marlins in early August and worked out a deal that sent RHP Jose Arias and RHP Tyler Bremer to Miami for the former first round […]

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Cubs Decline 2015 Option on RHP Kyuji Fujikawa

The Cubs announced Thursday the team would not be picking up the 2015 club option for $5.5 million on RHP Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs paid the $500,000 buyout on the option that was included in the two-year, $9.5 million contract Fujikawa signed in December 2012. With the Cubs declining his option, Kyuji Fujikawa becomes a […]

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The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of Jeremy Affeldt. The Giants won its third championship in five seasons and became the first road team to win a seventh […]

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Cubs Outright Josh Vitters, Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish to Iowa, James McDonald Elects Free Agency

The Cubs announced four roster moves Wednesday and created three spots on the 40-man roster. OF/INF Josh Vitters, INF/OF Chris Valaika and OF Ryan Kalish were outrighted to Iowa after clearing waivers. RHP James McDonald, who spent the season on the 60-day DL and did not count against the 40-man roster, elected free agency. OF […]

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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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Theo Epstein: Cubs Stands for Excellence, Winning and Playing the Game the Right Way to Players in the System

Day one of Cubs On Deck 2015 took place Friday at The Oriental Theatre in Downtown Chicago. The second annual event is put on by the team for the season ticket holders. With a theme of “Building to Win,” the Cubs believe the organization is on “The Greatest Journey in Sports,” a journey that began […]

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