From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with LHP Felix Doubront, Sign to One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and LHP Felix Doubront avoided arbitration Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $1.925 million. Doubront is the first of the seven salary arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. Friday is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for an Everyday Outfielder, Not a Back-up and Other News and Notes

The Cubs are apparently not limiting the search to center field, but are looking for an everyday outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that he received an update from a Cubs’ source that indicated the “team is not looking for another bench player.” Instead, the front office would prefer a “regular in left field or center […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Meeting with Coaching Staff Prior to Cubs Convention

Joe Maddon has the ability to command a room and while he may have an idea of what the Cubs Convention will be like, there is no way he can be fully prepared for what lies ahead. The convention is truly a unique experience and it will be interesting to watch Maddon interact with the […]


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Cubs Looking for Help in the Outfield, Ability to Play Center Field a Plus

The Cubs focus since Jon Lester put on his Cubs jersey for the first time in public has been on adding depth to the outfield. Even with the addition of Chris Denorfia, the front office isn’t believed to be done looking for an outfielder that would give Joe Maddon options. Reports have suggested a left-handed […]


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Diamondbacks Reportedly No Longer Pursuing a Catcher

A report Monday from Jon Paul Morosi indicated the Diamondbacks were working hard to acquire a catcher and Welington Castillo was one of two backstops linked to Arizona. Something apparently changed in just over a 24-hour time period, because Dave Stewart told Nick Piecoro Tuesday he is no longer pursuing a catcher. According to the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Asking a Steep Price for Welington Castillo? And Other News and Rumors

The Welington Castillo rumors have picked up in the last 24 hours as front offices look to fill holes in their rosters before pitchers and catchers report in a month. Multiple reports Monday linked Castillo to the Diamondbacks. Dave Stewart is working hard to find a catcher and reports point to Stewart talking to the […]


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Diamondbacks Working Hard to Add a Catcher, Welington Castillo Remains a Possibility

Welington Castillo is scheduled to attend the convention this weekend while not seeming to fit in the Cubs plans moving forward with the additions the front office made this winter. Castillo will garner a lot more attention and field questions he hasn’t had to answer in the past about his future. The Cubs are reportedly not […]


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The Daily CCO: A Busy Week on Tap for the Cubs

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The Owners Meeting is in Phoenix this week (Jan. 14-15) and the 30th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday (Jan. 16-18) and runs through the weekend. Anthony Rizzo’s Laugh-Off for Cancer (Jan. 15) is Thursday. The team has not released any information about the […]


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Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]


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The Daily CCO: Arizona Not Willing to Pay the Price to Acquire a Catcher and Cubs News and Rumors

It was a rather busy end of the week for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the team announce signing OF Chris Denorfia to a one-year contract worth a reported $2.6 million with a $400,000 incentives package, the front office designated LHP Mike Kickham for assignment to open a spot on the roster for Denorfia. […]


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