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 Player Profile: Mike Kickham

In a seemingly endless roster shuffle in the days prior to the holiday, the Cubs claimed LHP Mike Kickham off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs lost C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and OF/1B Shane Peterson to waiver claims after trying to sneak them into the minors. Let’s take a look at Mike Kickham […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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LHP Craig Breslow Reportedly Deciding Between Cubs and Red Sox – Update: Agreed to Terms with Red Sox

Updated 8:03pm CST – According to a report from Rob Bradford, LHP Craig Breslow has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract. Updated 8:55pm CST – According to a report from Pete Abraham, Craig Breslow and the Red Sox have not reached an agreement yet, but the two sides are optimistic […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/04/14

Position Analysis – Triple-A Iowa Pitching Staff The ninth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on the possibilities for the pitching staff at the highest level in the Cubs’ system, Triple-A Iowa. Triple-A Iowa Starters and Relievers The Cubs […]


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Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]


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Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]


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Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]


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Welington Castillo Delivers the Walk-Off Win Over the Cardinals in Extras – Cubs 4, Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 – 10 innings WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Pat Neshek (7-2) Save – None Welington Castillo singled in Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Cubs walked off with a win over the Cardinals Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Welington Castillo […]


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