Cubs Prioritize Winning in the Pursuit and Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs broke their silence Friday afternoon with two swift announcements about an hour apart. The team fired Rick Renteria and made the hiring of Joe Maddon official. The Cubs scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at the Cubby Bear to introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein, […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Being Linked to Free Agent Possibilities

Happy Halloween The cone of silence could be lifted Friday and the Cubs could announce Joe Maddon has been hired. Even if the hiring is made official, it is believed a press conference to introduce Maddon would not take place until next week, Monday at the earliest. Before the front office decided to engage with Joe […]

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The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of Jeremy Affeldt. The Giants won its third championship in five seasons and became the first road team to win a seventh […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Left Field

Junior Lake was set to be the first in a wave of exciting Cubs prospects to ascend to the majors and rebuild the team from scratch after a strong first half season in 2013. However, by the end of this season, Lake’s struggles gave way to the re-emergence of a former rookie of the year […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Cubs Still Silent on the Rick Renteria-Joe Maddon Situation

Monday came and went without a word from the Cubs front office about the Rick Renteria-Joe Maddon situation. Rick Renteria issued a short statement Monday afternoon through his agent, Ken Solomon. Renteria said he was hired nearly a year ago to manage the Cubs and he is focused on his off-season preparation to achieve the […]

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The Daily CCO: C.J. Edwards Named to East Squad for AFL Fall Stars Game and Other Cubs News

C.J. Edwards has had a good fall season and pitched his way onto the East squad in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League. Edwards was the only one of the Cubs prospects named to the team. After laboring through a two-inning outing on Oct. 21, Edwards put together a very good start […]

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Rick Renteria Issues Short Statement, Cubs Front Office Remains Silent

Monday’s off day between Game Five and Game Six of The World Series came and went without the front office addressing the reports connecting the Cubs to Joe Maddon. The front office has remained silent since Friday. The Cubs current manager issued a short statement through his agent, Ken Solomon on the matter Monday afternoon. […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Third Base

Third base has been an unsettled position for the Cubs since Aramis Ramirez left via free agency in 2011. A multitude of names have filled the position and haven’t been able to nail it down and this past season was no different, as evidenced by the .227/.304/.422 line with 26 home runs, 74 RBI and […]

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The Daily CCO: A Maddon-ing Weekend for the Cubs as Work Continued on Wrigley Field

To say a lot changed for the Cubs in three days would be an understatement and now there are even more questions than answers surrounding the team as baseball’s off-season is set to begin. Shortly after Buster Olney broke the news Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract with the Rays, Maddon was connected […]

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