Cole Hamels Update: One of Phillies’ Top Scouts Reportedly at Red Sox Camp

According to reports from Nick Cafardo and the Boston Herald, Charlie Kerfeld was at the Red Sox facility on Monday. Kerfeld is one of Ruben Amaro Jr.’s top advisors and he was in Fort Myers to get additional looks at the players the Phillies would like to acquire in a deal with the Red Sox […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Weather Delays Push Right Field Bleachers to Early June

Crane Kenney and Carl Rice, Vice President of Ballpark Operations, gave a tour of Wrigley Field on Monday to a group of media members to show the progress and provide an update on the first phase of The 1060 Project. Kenney said the left field and center field bleachers remain on target to be open […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler, the Fifth Rotation Spot and Cubs News from Day Eleven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 2 days Rain shortened the Cubs workouts Monday. The outdoor drills Joe Maddon had planned were pushed to Tuesday as the players took advantage of the indoor facilities at the Cubs complex. And photo day was a huge success on Twitter. Jorge Soler spoke with the beat writers Monday […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Joe Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation for First Six Spring Games, Jon Lester to Make Debut Friday

The Cubs begin play in the Cactus League on Thursday with a split squad day. And on Monday, Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the first six exhibition games. Travis Wood (A’s) and Jacob Turner (Giants) get the Cactus League openers on Thursday. And Wood will oppose fellow lefty Barry Zito at Sloan Park. Jon […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner Sunday morning on 670 The Score to talk about his team and the upcoming season. Theo Epstein addressed the Kris Bryant question, expectations, Jon Lester and pace of play. Epstein reiterated that there is room in the budget to add to the roster during the season if it makes sense […]


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The Daily CCO: The Spring Games Begin This Week and Cubs News from Day Ten of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 3 days The Cubs exhibition season begins this week with a pair of games in the Valley on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs have decided not to play an Intrasquad game this year. The pitchers have not built up enough innings and with a split squad day kicking off the […]


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Cubs’ Welington Castillo Reportedly Drawing Interest

Welington Castillo is in camp with the Cubs and the team is prepared to begin the season with him on the roster. But Castillo could be traded before the end of Spring Training and according to Nick Cafardo teams are showing interest in the 27-year old catcher. Nick Cafardo did not mention which teams have […]


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The Daily CCO: A Positive Start to Spring Training and Cubs News from Day Nine of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 4 days Based on the volume of reports from Mesa, it’s been a good start to the spring for the Chicago Cubs. Jon Lester commented Saturday how impressed he’s been with Joe Maddon and pointed out that his new manager is as advertised. Maddon has set a positive tone […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies’ GM Doubts a Trade Will Happen

Spring Training is underway throughout baseball and Cole Hamels is in Clearwater preparing for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Yankees. The Phillies are in no rush to trade Cole Hamels as Ruben Amaro Jr. waits to see which team will step up and pay the asking price he’s set for the […]


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