The Daily CCO: ESPN Ranks Cubs No. 1 Team in Baseball

Buster Olney concluded his series of winter rankings with the top 10 teams of 2016, and the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball according to the input he received from evaluators across the league. The Cubs finished last season with the third most victories in baseball. While the Cubs might not win as […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 4 of NLCS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS. And there are several changes to the starting nine. Maddon is sticking with Jason Hammel as his starting pitcher as he said he would. Hammel will be on a short leash. With Hammel going in Game 4 if the Cubs are able to send […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Just Have to Show Up and Win

The Cubs are on the brink of elimination from the postseason after Tuesday’s loss in Game 3. It’s easy to say, but the Cubs just have to keep playing baseball. This team hasn’t quit all season and had the right perspective following Tuesday’s game. The Cubs are focused on winning Wednesday and extending the series. […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 3 of NLCS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS. And Jorge Soler is back in the starting nine. Jorge Soler is starting in place of Chris Coghlan in right field. Maddon said Tuesday that the warmer weather should help Soler be more productive at the plate. Javier Baez is batting ninth at shortstop […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Tuesday, Time for Cubs to Start a One-Game Winning Streak

With manic Monday out of the way, it’s a new day. And the Cubs have date Tuesday night with the Mets at the old ballyard. The Cubs were all on the same page during Monday’s workout at Wrigley. From the players to Joe Maddon to the coaching staff and front office no one is panicking […]

Kyle Schwarber’s Been a Smash Hit for the Cubs in the Postseason

Kyle Schwarber has provided a lot of power for the Cubs this post-season. One year after spending October in Fall Instructs, Schwarber is launching home runs on the national stage. In seven playoff games, Kyle Schwarber is 8-for-21 with four home runs and two walks (.381/.435/.952) for a 1.387 OPS. Schwarber has driven in six […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Down, But Not Out and Other News

The Cubs are down 0-2 in the NLCS after Sunday’s disappointing loss. The Cubs have a chance to regroup Monday before Game 3 on Tuesday at Wrigley. This team has not gone away quietly all season and won’t start now. Absolutely nothing went the Cubs way for two days in New York. While the Mets […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 2 of NLCS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. Miguel Montero and Chris Coghlan are back in the starting nine. Chris Coghlan is in right field instead of Jorge Soler. Miguel Montero is back behind the plate with Jake Arrieta on the hill. Cubs starting lineup against RHP Noah Syndergaard: […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Not Panicking after One Game

Game 1 of the NLCS did not go the Cubs way. Jon Lester had a bad night and admitted he let his teammates down. When the Cubs were able to square up Matt Harvey the ball was hit right at a fielder while the ball seemed to drop in every time the Mets put it […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 1 of NLCS

The Cubs posted the lineup for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Jon Lester is on the hill against Matt Harvey. Cubs lineup for Game 1: Dexter Fowler CF, Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Jorge Soler RF, Javier Baez SS, David Ross C and Jon Lester […]