The Cubs Have Too Many Catchers

The Cubs had a rather busy Friday. Among the moves, the front office acquired two backstops, one officially and one the team has agreed to terms with on a two-year contract. With the addition of Ryan Lavarnway, who the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Dodgers, there are four catchers on the 40-man roster. And […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a Two-Year Contract with David Ross

According to multiple reports and Nick Cafardo confirmed with David Ross, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the veteran catcher for $5 million. The additions of David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway point to the Cubs working on a trade that would include Welington Castillo. With the four roster moves on Friday, […]


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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]


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Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]


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Cubs Continue to Listen to Offers for Welington Castillo

The Cubs might not be done with upgrading defensively behind the plate. According to reports from the Tribune and Sun-Times, the Cubs continue to listen to offers for Welington Castillo. The front office reportedly likes the combination of Miguel Montero and Welington Castillo but have not stopped taking calls about Welington Castillo. Theo Epstein told […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]


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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Leave San Diego with Two Starting Pitchers, a Catcher and Irons in the Fire

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego and the front office is not done shaping the big league roster. Jed Hoyer said Thursday after the meetings officially wrapped, the Cubs “have irons in the fire, both trade-wise and free-agent wise” and are “far from a finished product.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]


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Report: Multiple Teams Showing Interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood

According to a report from the Sun-Times, several teams are showing interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. The Phillies are among the teams interested in both Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. And the Giants are another one of the clubs that has shown interest in Wood. The Rangers have reportedly considered trading for Wood […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]


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