Cubs Release Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Cubs released the broadcast schedule for the upcoming exhibition season. Updated 12:29am CST, Feb. 19 – According to ESPN Chicago, MLB Network will broadcast three Cubs’ Spring Training games: March 11 vs. Dodgers at Sloan Park, March 16 vs. Reds at Sloan Park and April 3 vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Updated 7:23pm CST, […]


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The Daily CCO: James Shields to Sign by End of the Week? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to Jon Paul Morosi, the question of where James Shields will be pitching for the foreseeable future could soon be answered. Morosi reported Tuesday night Shields “has multiple offers in hand and is expected to sign by the end of this week.” Morosi said it’s unknown as to which teams have an offer on […]


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The Daily CCO: Jed Hoyer is Ready for Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jesse Rogers caught up with Jed Hoyer Sunday before he departed for Mesa and posted the question and answer session with the Cubs’ GM on ESPNChicago.com Hoyer admitted he’s excited for the upcoming season, especially after the last three springs when at best the roster he and Theo Epstein assembled had a “puncher’s chance” of competing. […]


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A Look at the Similarities Between Chris Denorfia and Reed Johnson

Every front office works on improving its roster throughout the off-season. While the media and fan bases focus on the big names, sometimes the addition of the right bench player can add a win or two to a team’s record over the course of a season. The Cubs signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia was […]


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The Daily CCO: It’s Groundhog Day, Thirty-One More Days Without Cubs Baseball

The unofficial start of the baseball season began Sunday night when the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks. And with the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, it’s all about baseball with pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa in 17 days. The Cubs will have at least five catchers in big league camp, unless […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the First Day of February

It’s the first day of February, there are 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training and Billy Williams said, “The Cubs will win as a team in 2015.” And Mr. Williams knows Ernie Banks would give his stamp of approval. The Cubs are viewed as one of the most improved teams of […]


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Tom Ricketts Talks Ernie Banks and the Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) led off with Tom Ricketts. Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo talked to Tom Ricketts about Ernie Banks, Wrigley Field, his team and the upcoming season. Tom Ricketts was very appreciative of the City of Chicago with the help placing Ernie Banks’ statue at Daley Plaza. Mr. Banks statue […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs to Honor Ernie Banks During the Upcoming Season

Tom Ricketts spoke to the beat writers during Friday’s public visitation for Ernie Banks. And the Cubs’ Chairman said, according to a report from ESPN Chicago, that the upcoming season would be dedicated to Mr. Cub. Tom Ricketts said nothing is set yet on exactly how the team will honor Ernie Banks, but the season […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs End Javier Baez’s Winter Season Early

Javier Baez was expected to stay with Santurce throughout the playoffs in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the Cubs shut Baez down so he can prepare for Spring Training. Santurce won the championship Tuesday and Javier Baez wanted to participate in the Caribbean Series. But the Cubs decided Baez played enough ball in Puerto […]


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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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