Report: Cubs Have Talked to the Diamondbacks about Miguel Montero

According to a report from Nick Piecoro in the Arizona Repblic, the Cubs are one of at least three teams that have talked to the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero. The White Sox and Dodgers have also spoken with Arizona about its backstop. The Diamondbacks “continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety […]

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The Daily CCO: Backup Options for the Outfield, Updating Lester and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Not only are the Cubs waiting on Jon Lester, but the front office has roster decisions to make while looking for backup options in the outfield. Thursday is the deadline (10:59pm CST) for teams to file their reserve rosters at the Major League and minor league levels to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. […]

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Will the Cubs Explore Trading for Miguel Montero?

The Blue Jays stepped up and landed a starting catcher Monday when Alex Anthopoulos outbid Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer for Russell Martin. Reports suggested the Cubs finished a close second to Toronto for Martin and were willing to add a fifth year “in certain scenarios” and go beyond the four-year deal for $64-65 million […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Centered on Catching and Starting Pitching Upgrades

The silly season kicks into full gear throughout the league Monday when the GM Meetings begin at the Arizona Biltmore, which is less than 30 minutes from Cubs Park in Mesa. The Tribune reported the Cubs are “aligned financially to land two marquee free agents” and the front office has another recruiting tool with Joe […]

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Cubs Not Looking to Exchange Bats for Arms Does Not Bode Well for a Cole Hamels Deal

It’s no secret. The Cubs are looking to upgrade the starting rotation. And one option the front office has explored is acquiring Cole Hamels from the Phillies. But do the two teams match up on a trade? The front office has the impact talent and depth in the system to pull the trigger on any […]

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Cubs Have Sights Set on Russell Martin

The Cubs created more buzz Friday without saying a word. After an earlier report indicated the Cubs brass had a meeting scheduled with Russell Martin and his agents next week, Bruce Levine broke the news Friday morning the Cubs met with Martin and his agents Thursday. Martin is now the Cubs top priority. And he […]

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Report: Cubs Met with Russell Martin

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs met with Russell Martin and his representatives Thursday. Levine reported Wednesday the front office was scheduled to meet with Martin next week, presumably at the General Managers meetings. The Cubs appear to be very interested in Russell Martin and are targeting him as Jon Heyman said. […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Scheduled to Meet with Russell Martin and Other News and Rumors

Buster Olney is among those that think Russell Martin would be a great fit in Chicago and reports have suggested the Cubs are targeting the veteran catcher. The Cubs appear to view Martin as an important piece to take the big league team to the next level. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have […]

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Report: Cubs Targeting Russell Martin

Maybe the Cubs have decided to make a change behind the plate after all. According to multiple reports Tuesday, if the front office is now targeting Russell Martin, as Jon Heyman reported, the veteran backstop has at least joined Jon Lester atop the Cubs winter season priority list. CBS Sports, Comcast SportsNet and the Sun-Times […]

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Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the off-season, it was before Joe Maddon became available. If the Cubs land Maddon, as expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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