Report: Cubs, Orioles Discussed a Welington Castillo for Brian Matusz Swap

There are at least four teams reportedly interested in Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. The Orioles and Phillies are believed to be two of those teams and according to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Orioles discussed a deal that would have sent Castillo to Baltimore for lefty Brian Matusz. Levine reported Tuesday the […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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Orioles Have Reportedly Contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein said the Cubs are considering starting the season with three catchers and that Joe Maddon would like to have Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo on the Opening Day roster more than anybody else. Maddon has apparently changed his views and likes the options he would have with three catchers on the roster. […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Just Keep Talking and Listening

Cole Hamels is not having the best Spring Training, but he’s healthy and working through command issues that are being blamed for his numbers. And unless there is a major shift in the Phillies demands or teams like the Red Sox or Rangers cave and give Ruben Amaro Jr. what he wants for Hamels, he […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Cubs Scouting Red Sox, Red Sox Scouting Cubs and Reportedly Trying to Find a Trade Partner for Allen Craig

According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox “have had some of their top pro scouts around the Giants, Padres and Cubs” and Boston is trying to find a trade partner for Allen Craig. And the Belleville News-Democrat reported the Cubs are “one of the teams said to be the most interested” in […]


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