1. Cubs Claim Peterson and Lavarnway

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 1,440 reads 0 comments

  2. Cubs Claim Shane Peterson from A's

    The Cubs have claimed outfielder Shane Peterson from the A's, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 33 reads 0 comments

  3. Jon Lester Already Familiar with the "Curse"

    CHICAGO -- One thing about coming from the Boston Red Sox to work for the Chicago Cubs is already being aware of “curses” and long championship droughts...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 632 reads 0 comments

  4. Managing Expectations for the 2015 Cubs

    CHICAGO – Before a break for the holidays, I feel the need to rain on everyone's parade. Specifically, the parade Chicago Cubs fans are planning down Michigan Avenue next October...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 3 reads 0 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs' Biggest Steal at the MLB Offseason 2-Month Mark

    The Chicago Cubs have been very active this offseason after starting off slow, adding catcher Miguel Montero via trade and pitchers Jon Lester, Jason Hammel and Jason Motte via free agency...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 9,716 reads 0 comments

  6. Who Will Be Better: Justin Ruggiano or Jason Motte?

    Here's a BCB point/counterpoint. One of us wishes the Cubs had kept Justin Ruggiano. The other thinks Jason Motte has bigger upside.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 294 reads 0 comments

  7. Jon Lester Hoping to Age Well with Cubs

    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs ' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 3 reads 0 comments

  8. Jeff Samardzija Riffs on Cubs vs. Sox, AJ Pierzynski

    The White Sox introduced Jeff Samardzija, David Roberton and Melky Cabrera Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field, but it was Samardzija who stole the press conference show upon returning to Chicago...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 540 reads 0 comments

  9. Why the Chicago Cubs Are Not World Series Contenders for 2015

    There's a warm cheer sweeping throughout the city of Chicago this week, but it's not the holiday season. It's baseball. Forget the summer of 2014. December is the highlight of the Chicago Cubs ' 2014 season by far...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 1 month ago 5,851 reads 8 comments

  10. Joe Maddon Joins Olbermann

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon joins Keith Olbermann to discuss his Hazleton Integration project and the Cubs' outlook for the 2015 season after signing Jon Lester.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 432 reads 0 comments

  11. Cubs' Hype-Filled Roster Still at Least a Year Away from MLB Success

    It's possible, likely even, that in the long and storied history of Major League Baseball, there has never been a team coming off five consecutive losing seasons with more hype surrounding it than the Chicago Cubs have right now...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 19,769 reads 72 comments

  12. After Lester: More Decisions for Cubs

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 732 reads 0 comments

  13. SI Cover: The Jon Lester Factor

    The Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908, haven't been to the Fall Classic since 1945 and have failed to reach the playoffs in each of the past six seasons...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 385 reads 0 comments

  14. Cubs Went All-out for Lester: 'I Was Ready to Soak Myself in Deer Urine'

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 1 month ago 448 reads 0 comments

  15. Cubs Steadfast in Aggressive Pursuit of Lester

    CHICAGO -- The first day Jon Lester became a free agent, the Cubs reached out and sent a 15-minute video about the team, its future and why the left-hander was a good fit. And the club didn't stop there...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 320 reads 0 comments

  16. Jason Motte to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    On the same day the Chicago Cubs officially announced they signed Jon Lester, the team is reportedly shoring up the bullpen. According to MLB ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 22,598 reads 24 comments

  17. Report: Cubs Sign P Motte to One-Year Deal

    The Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Jason Motte, pending a physical, a team source told ESPN.com...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 48 reads 0 comments

  18. Report: Cubs Sign 2012 NL Saves Leader Motte

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 14 reads 0 comments

  19. Biggest Takeaways from Jon Lester's Introductory Press Conference with Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs officially introduced starting pitcher Jon Lester as the newest member of the organization on Monday afternoon...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 14,301 reads 69 comments

  20. Lester Spotted in Blackhawks Jersey at United Center

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 8 reads 0 comments

  21. Inside the Chicago Cubs' Hiring of Joe Maddon, One of MLB's Best Managers

    SAN DIEGO — From his 20th -floor room here in the Grand Hyatt hotel, from his first winter meetings as the manager of the Chicago Cubs , Joe Maddon's view is breathtakingly spectacular...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 160,848 reads 92 comments

  22. Report: Cubs Have Met with Colby Rasmus

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 1,135 reads 0 comments

  23. Reassessing Chicago Cubs' Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Next

    After being disappointing for most of the offseason by missing out on a couple coveted free agents, the Chicago Cubs made their first major free-agent splash in five years...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 22,203 reads 40 comments

  24. Theo Epstein Says Cubs Aren't Selling out to Win in 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Theo Epstein isn't buying the narrative that the Cubs are now all-in for next season.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 384 reads 0 comments

  25. Even with Lester, Cubs Won't Contend in 2015

    Because while the addition of Jon Lester obviously means the Cubs are serious about winning --€“ you know, just in case anybody ever doubted that Theo Epstein would take ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 1,821 reads 1 comments