The Daily CCO: Baseball Begins, News and Notes the Day Before Cubs Pitchers and Catchers Report

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 1 day Baseball’s off-season officially comes to an end today as five teams open camp in Arizona and Florida. For the Cubs, the team wraps up its organizational meetings today as the early birds to Mesa continue to get their work in. It’s been one of the […]


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The Daily CCO: Scouts Really Like Jorge Soler and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 2 days With so much attention being paid to the Cuban players throughout the game, could the Cubs have the best young hitter of the bunch in their organization? According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the recurring theme from the Latin scouts he’s talked to is “of the […]


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Cubs Over-Under Win Total Set at 82.5 for 2015 Season

Bovada released its over-under odds for the win totals for all 30 Major League teams on Monday, and the Las Vegas Sportsbook set the Cubs over-under for number of wins at 82.5 for the upcoming season. According to the win totals set by Bovada, the Cubs would have the seventh most wins in the National […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Ranked Third Best Manager in the Game

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 3 days Joe Maddon is generally considered one of the best managers in baseball, and according to Nick Cafardo’s latest ranking, only two skippers in the game are better than Maddon. Nick Cafardo ranked Joe Maddon as the third best manager behind Bruce Bochy (Giants) and Buck […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Receives the Aspire Award and Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 4 days Joe Maddon was honored Friday night in Baltimore at the Cal Ripken St. Foundation’s 11th Annual Gala. The Cubs skipper, and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, received the Aspire Award according to a report from Brittany Ghiroli. Cal Ripken Jr. presented the award to Joe Maddon […]


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The Daily CCO: Over-Under Win Totals and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 5 days Happy Valentine’s Day from Chicago Cubs Online The projection systems have the Cubs improving the win total from last year’s 73-89 mark by 5-12 games, which as previously reported, on the high end of the projections, an 84- to 85-win season would mean the Cubs […]


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Mike Olt Discusses the Off-Season, Adjustments and the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Mike Olt joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Thursday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio). Mike Olt talked about his rookie season and the mechanical adjustments he made to his swing with Brian Harper. Olt has been at the Cubs facility since December working out and preparing for the upcoming season. After last year, Mike […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Take to the Practice Fields in One Week and Other News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 6 days Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will take to the practice fields at the facility in Mesa one week from today. The first official on-field workouts of the spring are scheduled to take place Feb. 20, and the forecast is calling for a high in the low […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Check In at No. 13 in ESPN’s Pre-Spring Training Power Rankings

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 7 days The Cubs spent the off-season in the headlines. From the hiring to Joe Maddon to the signings of Jon Lester and Jason Hammel to trading for Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler and the numerous other moves, the front office made significant changes to the big […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Has Sights Set on Opening Day Job with the Cubs

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 8 days Mike Olt has already reported to the Cubs’ facility and he’s eager to apply the lessons he learned last year according to a report from Carrie Muskat. Olt showed the power that made him an untouchable prospect a couple of years ago. Olt smacked 12 […]


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