Predicting the Cubs in Two Thousand Eleven

The Chicago Cubs open the 2011 season, weather permitting, Friday afternoon at Wrigley against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And that can mean only one thing … it is time for the annual prediction contest on the CCO. So dust off your copy of Gray’s Sports Almanac, Vol. 2 and let’s have a little fun the day […]

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Predicting the Cubs in Twenty-Ten

It’s the first Friday in April and that can mean only one thing … it is time for the annual prediction contest on the CCO. So dust off your copy of Gray’s Sports Almanac, Vol. 2 and let’s have a little fun just three days before Lou Piniella’s crew opens the Twenty-Ten season in Atlanta. […]

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And the Winners Are … Version 2009

Before the 2009 campaign the CCO asked the Faithful to make predictions on the upcoming season. Needless to say, last year did not end up the way most thought. The Cubs finished behind the Redbirds in the central, missed the playoffs and dealt with one drama after the other for the entire summer.

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Predicting Two Thousand and Nine

Grab your crystal ball or Gray’s Sports Almanac, volume two of course, because it is Prediction Friday at the CCO. Last year there was a three-part contest that included player and pitcher predictions, but this season the CCO is going to make it easy…one contest and one winner. The Chicago Cubs are the favorite to […]

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And the Winners Are….The CCO Prediction Contests

Before last season the CCO ran a series of four contests for the Faithful to make a few predictions on the upcoming year, as well as when a certain switch-hitting hitting infielder from the state of Maryland would be traded to the North Side of Chicago. While that deal did not happen last season, the […]

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A Look Ahead….The Final Standings

Could this finally be the year? Crane Kenney has repeatedly mentioned the 100-year due bill the Cubs’ front office is faced with on a daily basis. It is more than obvious the Cubs are in “win now” mode. But do they have enough to play games in October? Some say yes, some say no….but what […]

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A Look Ahead….Predicting the Pitching Staff for 2008

A couple of weeks back the CCO took a look at the Cubs’ offense for the upcoming season. Today the second of the CCO’s 3-part preseason predictions will focus on Lou Piniella’s pitching staff. Lou Piniella still has a few decisions to make…. Which two pitchers will fill out the rotation? Who will end up […]

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A Look Ahead….Predicting the Offense for 2008

This is the first of at least three predictions contests for the upcoming season here at the CCO. As the countdown to Opening Day has begun the big question is….how will the Cubs’ offense perform once the games count? Rumors still suggest the Cubs could end up with a new leadoff hitter before long but […]

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