Could Jake Arrieta Be the Key to the Cubs Success?

To say expectations for the Cubs are rather high would be an understatement. From guarantees to predictions to projections, for the first time under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs will be expected to win games at the big league level, and a lot of them. The front office made moves this off-season focused on improving […]


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The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]


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PECOTA Projects an 82-Win Season for the Cubs

Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections Wednesday … and PECOTA is calculating an 82-win season for the Cubs in 2015, nine more victories than a year ago. According to PECOTA, the Cubs will finish the year with an 82-80 record, second in the NL Central and a game out of the second NL Wild Card […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly One of Four Favorites, But Longshot to Sign Yoan Moncada

According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are one of four teams along with the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers that are seen as the favorites to sign INF Yoan Moncada. But the problem is the Cubs cannot sign Moncada until July 2 while the other three teams are not restricted during the current International signing […]


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Commissioner Rob Manfred Talks to MLB Network Radio

Rob Manfred, three days after officially taking over as the tenth commissioner in baseball history, spent time on MLB Network Radio (Inside Pitch) with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden. Commissioner Manfred discussed a variety of topics including the designated hitter, pace of play, defensive shifts, instant replay and the possibility of a worldwide draft. On […]


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The Daily CCO: WBBM Releases Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule and Other News and Notes

Cubs’ Radio has a new home starting this season. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will be heard on WBBM-780 and Monday the station released its spring broadcast schedule. WBBM will carry eight Cactus League games with the remaining spring action expected to be available on Cubs.com with Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie on the play-by-play. […]


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ZiPS Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

As the start of Spring Training quickly approaches, projections for the upcoming season are becoming more and more prevalent. Beyond the odds in Las Vegas that are not based on past on-field performance, several outlets are projecting Joe Maddon’s team to be around .500 and possibly push for spot in the NL Wild Card Game. […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Would Like to See Javier Baez Smile

Joe Maddon spent the weekend in Puerto Rico watching Javier Baez and to start building a relationship with the young slugger. Maddon tweeted Saturday night that he was sitting in Eduardo Perez’s office at Hiram Bithorn Stadium prior to the game between Santurce and Mayaguez. Perez is Baez’s manager in Winter Ball. Baez responded with […]


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Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though season in the Cubs revamped rotation. Arrieta was very good a year ago for a last place team after spending the first month of […]


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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs ‘play two‘ to open the Cactus League schedule in 39 days. The front office should release the list of non-roster invitations to big league camp in […]


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