Cubs’ Welington Castillo Reportedly Drawing Interest

Welington Castillo is in camp with the Cubs and the team is prepared to begin the season with him on the roster. But Castillo could be traded before the end of Spring Training and according to Nick Cafardo teams are showing interest in the 27-year old catcher. Nick Cafardo did not mention which teams have […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Spring Has Sprung

Pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training and the on the field workouts officially began Friday. And Joe Maddon kept the media hopping for the first three days of his camp. The Cubs unveiled the patch the team will wear throughout the season to honor Ernie Banks. South Bend Cubs owner, Andrew Berlin, announced […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Catchers

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the catchers in big league camp. While Miguel Montero and David Ross get to know the pitching staff, the two biggest storylines to follow when it comes to the Cubs catchers this spring are health and Welington Castillo. Welington Castillo is on the […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 the Score) to discuss his team two days in to Spring Training. Theo Epstein discussed several topics including the possibility of the team keeping Welington Castillo on the roster and carrying three catchers. Epstein also talked about the depth that […]


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The Daily CCO: Welington Castillo Wants to Stay with the Cubs, News from Day One of Camp Maddon

Countdown to the Cubs Cactus League Openers: 12 days Welington Castillo met with the media Friday and discussed his situation with the beat reporters. Castillo does not want to be traded. Castillo would like to stay with the organization that signed him when he was 17 years old. Castillo said he put too much pressure […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

With most of the free agency budget spent in the pitching department, the Cubs decided to maximize their return on their investment and made over the catching position as well. Let’s take a look at the moves they made and how they will affect the club in the coming season. The first acquisition the team […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Hope Hits a Fever Pitch

Hello again, everybody and happy Friday to you all. We are inching closer and closer to pitchers and catchers, to full-squad workouts, and to every daily newspaper running an article about the local baseball team entitled “Hope Springs Eternal.” That article is then followed later in the week by “Such and Such team looks to […]


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Phillies Could Reportedly Deal for a Catcher and a Shortstop this Spring and a Cole Hamels Update

Less than a week after David Kaplan reported the Phillies and a few other teams have contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo and Travis Wood, a report from Jayson Stark indicated the Phillies could deal for a catcher and a shortstop this spring. Ruben Amaro told Jayson Stark “he doesn’t plan to add a veteran […]


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The Daily CCO: Training Program has David Ross Feeling Good about Upcoming Season and Other Cubs News

David Ross said he’s super excited about being with the Cubs and the upcoming season. The Cubs’ new backup catcher explained to Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) last week that by signing Jon Lester and bringing in Joe Maddon, the Cubs showed a commitment to winning. Ross admitted he […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Working on a Few Things as the Off-Season Comes to an End?

As baseball’s off-season winds down, the James Shields watch continues for at least two big league teams and fan bases. James Shields is expected to make a decision in the next 36 hours where he’s going to pitch for at least the next three years. All signs are pointing to him signing on in San […]


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