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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Cubs Continue to Listen to Offers for Welington Castillo

The Cubs might not be done with upgrading defensively behind the plate. According to reports from the Tribune and Sun-Times, the Cubs continue to listen to offers for Welington Castillo. The front office reportedly likes the combination of Miguel Montero and Welington Castillo but have not stopped taking calls about Welington Castillo. Theo Epstein told […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]

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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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Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]

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The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero Excited About Trade to the Cubs

One of the newest additions to the roster is excited he was traded to the Cubs. Miguel Montero posted on his Twitter account that he is excited for the next chapter of his career with a team with so much history and bright future. And he told Nick Piecoro the same when the D-Backs’ beat […]

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Theo Epstein Says Cubs are Not Shopping Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Tuesday afternoon and said the Cubs are not shopping Welington Castillo. Reports surfaced after the Cubs acquired Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks that the Cubs were looking to deal Castillo. The reports indicated the Cubs explored deals for Castillo while the front office pursued Russell Martin earlier in […]

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Reports: Cubs Shopping Welington Castillo, Have Meeting Scheduled with David Ross’ Agent

Updated 6:39pm CST – Theo Epstein just addressed the Castillo rumors, said the Cubs are not shopping Welington Castillo. According to reports from Jeff Passan and Chris Cotillo, the Cubs are looking to trade Welington Castillo after acquiring Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks. Reports Monday night from the Tribune and Sun-Times indicated the Cubs planned […]

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