The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and Arbitration, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s February 1, just 18 more days before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. And with the calendar flipping to February, arbitration hearings for players and teams that have not settled on a contract for the upcoming season have been scheduled. Arbitration hearings take place this year between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21. The […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Prospect Talk and Rankings, NRIs, David Ross and More Rumors

The final weekend in January started on a high note Friday for 18 players currently not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster when the Cubs announced the list of NRIs to Spring Training. And six of the non-roster invitees to big league camp are from the Cubs’ system. Six players made MLB Pipeline’s list of the […]

Cubs Prospect John Andreoli Receives Non-Roster Invite to Big League Camp

One of the many overlooked players in the system is OF John Andreoli. The Cubs selected Andreoli in the 17th round of the 2011 draft. Andreoli was a Southern League All-Star in 2014 and he spent last season playing all three outfield spots in Triple-A Iowa. Andreoli was one of the 18 players that received […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Would Like to See a Cubs-Red Sox Fall Classic

Theo Epstein was in Boston on Thursday for his annual “Foundation To Be Named Later” dinner and talked to the local media about the Cubs and his former team. Before the private dinner, Epstein was asked about David Ortiz as he enters his final season in the big leagues. Epstein would like to see Ortiz […]

David Ross Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

David Ross joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Ross shared his views on the importance of being a good teammate and what he’s learned over his many years in the big leagues. Ross recently exchanged texts with his former locker-mate Dexter Fowler. While Fowler would not tip […]

The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Top Third Baseman in NL, Second in Baseball and Cubs News and Notes

MLB Network ranked the third basemen in the game and based on results from “The Shredder” the reigning NL Rookie of the Year is the top third baseman in the Senior Circuit. Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best third baseman in baseball, behind AL MVP Josh Donaldson. The order of the top 10 […]

Video Highlights Kris Bryant’s First Two Years with Cubs

MLB Pipeline releases its pre-season ranking Friday (8:00pm CST) of the Top 100 Prospects in baseball. And in advance of the 2016 prospect list, posted a video with highlights of Kris Bryant’s first two years with the Cubs. From the second overall pick in the 2013 draft to the 2015 National League Rookie of […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes Three Weeks Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

It’s the last Friday in January. Monday is February 1 and exactly three weeks from today, pitchers and catchers report to Mesa to start preparing for the 2016 season. Rumors continued Thursday that the Cubs could re-sign Dexter Fowler, even after one of the pitchers the Cubs have been linked to rather heavily this winter […]

The Daily CCO: MLB Network to Air Harry Caray Documentary and Other Cubs News and Rumors

MLB Network is scheduled to air a documentary on the legendary Harry Caray. “Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray” will premier Feb. 2 at 8:00pm CST as part of the latest edition of MLB Network Presents. Lifelong Cubs’ fan William Peterson narrates the special that features Steve Stone, Pat Hughes, Rick Sutcliffe, Bob Costas, […]

Long Days on Tap for Kyle Schwarber in Spring Training

When pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just over three weeks, Kyle Schwarber will be among the backstops in camp working with the pitching staff. Along with Miguel Montero and David Ross, Willson Contreras, Tim Federowicz, David Freitas and Schwarber will get a jump start on Spring Training before the position players report on […]