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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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) to discuss his staff before Spring Training begins. Chris Bosio tells it the way it is. Bosio has produced results during his three seasons with the Cubs. And the front office values the pitching infrastructure of Chris […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Expecting Resolution and Vindication Soon on Tampering Charges

Major League Baseball has not ruled on the tampering charges the Rays filed against the Cubs over the hiring Joe Maddon. A resolution was expected two months ago on the matter. According to a report from Marc Topkin, Theo Epstein is expecting the Cubs to be cleared of the charges soon. Bob Nightengale reported Thursday […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Pedro Strop Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and RHP Pedro Strop agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $2.525 million. The Cubs and Strop settled slightly over the midpoint. Strop submitted a $3 million figure and the Cubs filed at $2 million. Strop avoided arbitration a year ago and was paid $1.325 million. […]


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Teams Reportedly Contacting the Cubs about Welington Castillo and Travis Wood

According to a report from David Kaplan, the Phillies and a few other teams are interested in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. Kaplan expects the Cubs to deal Castillo and possibly Wood before Spring Training begins. The Phillies were one of the teams that showed interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood during the Winter […]


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The Daily CCO: Jed Hoyer is Ready for Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jesse Rogers caught up with Jed Hoyer Sunday before he departed for Mesa and posted the question and answer session with the Cubs’ GM on ESPNChicago.com Hoyer admitted he’s excited for the upcoming season, especially after the last three springs when at best the roster he and Theo Epstein assembled had a “puncher’s chance” of competing. […]


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The Daily CCO: It’s Groundhog Day, Thirty-One More Days Without Cubs Baseball

The unofficial start of the baseball season began Sunday night when the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks. And with the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, it’s all about baseball with pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa in 17 days. The Cubs will have at least five catchers in big league camp, unless […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with OF Dexter Fowler, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and newly acquired OF Dexter Fowler agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $9.5 million. The Cubs have agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the team’s seven arbitration eligible players. The Cubs reportedly signed RHP Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront […]


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The Daily CCO: Phillies Unlikely to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Notes

The Phillies have been listening to offers for Cole Hamels since at least last summer when the Cubs claimed him off waivers. But teams are not stepping up to pay the high price for Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday he doesn’t foresee trading his southpaw. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer […]


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