The Daily CCO: Hope is Not Part of Maddon’s Vocabulary and Other Cubs News and Notes

In recent years the Cubs have had managers that said a lot of words without actually saying anything. And skippers that were not capable of dealing with the media. Joe Maddon doesn’t fall into either of those categories. Maddon likes good conversation and he’s going to tell you what he thinks, in his unique way, […]


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The Daily CCO: It’s One Game, Under Cubstruction and Cubs News from Opening Night

Opening Night didn’t go as planned for the team or for Wrigley Field. As Anthony Rizzo pointed out, it’s only one game and his comment was after Theo Epstein warned prior first pitch not to read too much into the first game of the season. The Under Cubstruction signs that were posted throughout the old […]


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Cubs Set Opening Day Roster: Szczur, Herrera Take Last Two Spots, Sweeney DFA’d

The Cubs finalized the first roster of the season Sunday afternoon. Matt Szczur made the team’s Opening Day roster and will be joined on the Cubs’ bench by INF Jonathan Herrera. The Cubs selected the contract of Jonathan Herrera and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs designated OF Ryan Sweeney for assignment. Sweeney […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Baseball is Back, It’s Opening Day!

Happy Easter The Countdown is over … The Cubs open the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s Jon Lester versus Adam Wainwright in Joe Maddon’s first game as Cubs’ manager. And the old ballyard that is filled with tributes to the greatest player in franchise history will be buzzing with an excitement […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs Prior to the Season Opener

Jed Hoyer joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito Saturday morning on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Hoyer was in Oklahoma City driving back to Chicago from Arizona. The Cubs GM took time to answer several questions about his ball club on the eve of Opening Night. Jed Hoyer talked about the front office’s decision […]


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MLB Still Investigating Tampering Charges Filed Against the Cubs, Process Will Continue into the Season

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Major League Baseball has not made a decision on the tampering charges filed by the Rays against the Cubs for hiring Joe Maddon. And the process “will continue into the season.” The Sun-Times report did not provide a timeframe as to when MLB will finally make its ruling […]


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The Daily CCO: The End of an Era for the Chicago Cubs

Sunday’s season finale is the end of the longest partnership in Major League Baseball. 720 WGN Radio has been broadcasting Cubs games since 1925 and has been the exclusive radio partner of the Cubs since 1959. After WGN opted out of its contract with the Cubs last October, the Cubs and WGN could not negotiate […]


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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Said Rick Renteria Absolutely Will Return, Mike Olt to Work in the Outfield

Before Rick Renteria was tossed for the sixth time this season Friday night, Theo Epstein was asked if Rick Renteria would be back for his second season as Cubs manager in 2015. Epstein said Renteria would absolutely be back, but “there could be changes with the coaching staff.” The front office is reportedly very happy […]


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Kyle Hendricks Will Not Start Season Finale, Pitched Enough Innings This Year

Rick Renteria announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks would not start the last game of the season. Jacob Turner will make the start instead and take on Mike Fiers in the season finale. Renteria said nothing is physically wrong with Hendricks, just that he’s pitched enough this season between Triple-A Iowa and the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]


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