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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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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