Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract and Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and INF Luis Valbuena agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.2 million contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms […]


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

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs and Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.685 million contract. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with five of the seven arbitration eligible players … Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront ($1.925 million), OF Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) and C Welington Castillo […]


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From the Wire: Jake Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Agrees to Terms with the Cubs on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.63 million contract for the 2015 season. Jake Arrieta is the fourth of seven arbitration eligible players on the Cubs roster to agree to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs have signed […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Welington Castillo Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, the Cubs and catcher Welington Castillo agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract for $2.1 million. Welington Castillo is the third arbitration eligible player to agree to terms with the Cubs for the 2015 season. Felix Doubront ($1.925 million) and Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) have also agreed […]


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Cubs Exploring Options for the Outfield

Based solely on the volume of reports this week, the front office is stepping up its efforts to add an outfielder to the Cubs roster. It was believed the Cubs were focused on adding a left-handed hitting centerfielder, but the search as expanded according to reports from Buster Olney and Ken Rosenthal. The Cubs would […]


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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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