Diamondbacks Continue to Look at the Cubs’ Welington Castillo

The Cubs have four catchers on the 40-man roster as the first week of January comes to an end. But it does not appear the front office is in a rush to move Welington Castillo. The Cubs starting catcher the previous two seasons became expendable in the right deal not long after Miguel Montero was […]


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Denard Span, Coco Crisp on Cubs Radar?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to acquire a left-handed hitting centerfielder that can hit at the top of the lineup. The Cubs have not ruled out beginning the season with Arismendy Alcantara as the starting centerfielder. It is believed the team is happy with the progress Alcantara made defensively last year and this […]


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Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]


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Cubs Headlines: Roster Moves, News, Notes and Rumors from the Holiday Weekend

The Cubs were rather busy leading up to Christmas with four roster moves and officially adding David Ross to the roster. The Cubs newest catcher discussed the team, his role and Jon Lester the following morning on MLB Network Radio. Unfortunately the biggest news of the weekend concerned Starlin Castro as he was tied to […]


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Cubs Not Alone in Pursuit of Depth in the Outfield

After the additions of Jon Lester and David Ross to the roster, the front office was supposed to shift its focus to adding depth to the outfield. Theo Epstein said, “Outfield is probably one area where we’re most focused if we were going to add a significant or semi-significant piece the rest of the way. […]


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Cubs Place a Premium on Receiving Skills with Additions of Miguel Montero and David Ross

Two of the front office’s goals for the winter were to upgrade defensively behind the plate and provide a young roster veteran leadership in the clubhouse. And if everything goes as planned, the Cubs will begin the 2015 season with a catching duo of Miguel Montero and David Ross. The additions of Miguel Montero and […]


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Cubs Still Listening and Talking to Teams about Welington Castillo

The Cubs reportedly are not in a rush and have not set a timeframe for trading Welington Castillo. But with three other catchers on the 40-man roster and the team agreeing to terms with David Ross a deal that would include Castillo should happen in the near future. Theo Epstein admitted last week the team […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Ryan Lavarnway

Shortly before the news leaked the Cubs had agreed to terms on a two-year contract with David Ross, the Cubs announced that they had acquired another catcher when they claimed Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Dodgers. With four catchers now on the 40-man roster and another in the fold, let’s take a look […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Front Office’s Next Move

Saturday came and went with no movement on the Welington Castillo front or an acknowledgement from the team that David Ross had agreed to a two-year contract. Speculation continued as to where the Cubs could trade Castillo and what he might bring in return. The Cubs have a full 40-man roster with Ross’ contract pending. […]


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Cubs Player Profile: David Ross

Veteran leadership and improved talent at the catcher position was high on the Cubs wish list this off-season and with the signing of Jon Lester’s former caddy David Ross to a two-year, $5 million deal to go along with the trade for Miguel Montero, it appears the makeover is complete. Let’s take a look at […]


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