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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The Daily CCO: Training Program has David Ross Feeling Good about Upcoming Season and Other Cubs News

David Ross said he’s super excited about being with the Cubs and the upcoming season. The Cubs’ new backup catcher explained to Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) last week that by signing Jon Lester and bringing in Joe Maddon, the Cubs showed a commitment to winning. Ross admitted he […]


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The Daily CCO: Is Kris Bryant the Future Face of the Franchise? And Other Cubs News and Notes

With James Shields agreeing to terms with the Padres on a four-year deal, a little look to the future seemed appropriate for a Monday. Until last year, the face of the Cubs was President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. As Anthony Rizzo started turning his season around and after the little fracas in Cincinnati, the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Working on a Few Things as the Off-Season Comes to an End?

As baseball’s off-season winds down, the James Shields watch continues for at least two big league teams and fan bases. James Shields is expected to make a decision in the next 36 hours where he’s going to pitch for at least the next three years. All signs are pointing to him signing on in San […]


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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) to discuss his staff before Spring Training begins. Chris Bosio tells it the way it is. Bosio has produced results during his three seasons with the Cubs. And the front office values the pitching infrastructure of Chris […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Gives Back, Josh Vitters Moves On and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo recently gave back to the cancer center that treated him. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation “made a gift of $250,000 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine.” The money was raised through fundraisers and will be “used to support […]


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Joe Maddon Talks Cubs, James Shields and Defensive Shifts on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during the last hour of Friday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) and the Cubs’ skipper had plenty to say about his new team and one of his former pitchers. The convention really left an impression on Maddon and he’s looking forward to the team and fan base […]


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The Week that Was in Cubs Headlines

It was a rather busy first week of February for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs added a pitcher to the roster while designating another for assignment. Pedro Strop settled with the Cubs and avoided arbitration while reports suggested the Cubs added a veteran lefty reliever on a minor league deal. The Welington Castillo and Travis […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Expecting Resolution and Vindication Soon on Tampering Charges

Major League Baseball has not ruled on the tampering charges the Rays filed against the Cubs over the hiring Joe Maddon. A resolution was expected two months ago on the matter. According to a report from Marc Topkin, Theo Epstein is expecting the Cubs to be cleared of the charges soon. Bob Nightengale reported Thursday […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro, Watkins and Former Cubs News Two Weeks Before Pitchers and Catcher Report

Starlin Castro is already in Mesa preparing for the start of Spring Training. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, Castro is healthy and the hamstrings that have limited him the past two springs are strong. Castro’s ready to go and he’s already hitting balls out of the park after a rough winter. Castro has […]


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