CCO Radio Presents….Talkin’ Cubs Baseball

The CCO Radio returns for a Friday edition with Brian and Shaun, for the first time, talking Cubs baseball. In the latest edition of the CCO Podcast, Brian and Shaun discuss the Cubs rotation, the National League Central, Kosuke Fukudome and Spring Training among other Cubs’ topics, in their unique way.

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“Talkin’ Cubs Baseball….with Brian and Shaun
– Installment 2”

Length – 46:55
Download – Talkin’ Cubs Baseball….with Brian and Shaun – Installment 2

Now back to the regularly scheduled rumor mill….

Brian Roberts and Erik Bedard

Erik Bedard finally made the trip west on Thursday to take a physical for the Mariners. According to several reports, this appears to be the last step in the Orioles officially trading Bedard to the Seattle for five players….Adam Jones, George Sherrill, Chris Tillman, Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio.

According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, “The Orioles had planned to notify Bedard of the deal and get him to fly to Seattle only when they had officially signed off on the trade.” The framework of the trade was agreed to more than two weeks ago.

Dave Kaplan reported on Sports Central Thursday night that he has heard the deal between the Orioles and Mariners will be officially announced on Friday and then Andy MacPhail will turn his attention to dealing Brian Roberts. reported on Thursday night, “the deal for Bedard appears imminent.

Kaplan mentioned the Cubs could include Jason Marquis in a deal for Roberts and if the Orioles are willing to take on the remaining two years and $16.25 million dollars owed to Marquis, then the Cubs will “upgrade” a prospect to include in the deal. The Cubs are apparently looking for a “little financial flexibility” by trading Marquis.

Kaplan is hearing 3-4 players could be dealt for Roberts. The names he mentioned…. Jason Marquis, Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton and Donnie Veal.

The Baltimore Sun thinks the only way Peter Angelos will allow Brian Roberts to leave the Orioles is if Roberts asks Angelos, personally, to be traded.

Finally…. A couple of quick reminders from the CCO. With the baseball season just around the corner, the CCO will continue to cover the Cubs throughout the year. The CCO will have first hand reports from Spring Training, daily news updates, game discussion with Talkin’ Cubs Live, game recaps and full coverage of the Cubs farm system. There are also more additions and changes we are working on to improve the content of the CCO for the Faithful.

Enjoy the Podcast and remember to bring your sense of humor….

Quote of the Day

"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points." – Knute Rockne