Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon is Very Impressed with Jorge Soler, Sees as Possible Fit in Two-Hole of Cubs Lineup

Did you know Jorge Soler is 15-for-45 in 15 Cactus League games with a double, a triple, three home runs, four walks and nine strikeouts (.333/.380/.600) for a .980 OPS? Soler has flown under the radar for the most part this spring. Joe Maddon has noticed and the Cubs’ skipper did not hold back his […]

Roster Questions Remain for the Cubs a Week Before the Season Opener

The Cubs made two roster moves Saturday. LHP Eric Jokisch was optioned to Iowa and LHP Felix Doubront was granted his unconditional release. And the Cubs reduced the spring roster and opened a spot on the 40-man roster in the process. With a week before the opener against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the Cubs […]

Cubs Option LHP Eric Jokisch to Triple-A Iowa, Reduce Spring Training Roster to 39 Players

The Cubs announced the fourth round of roster cuts Saturday, and it was just one player. LHP Eric Jokisch was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. And the Cubs Spring Training roster officially stands at 39 players. Eric Jokisch was expected to begin the year at the top of Iowa’s rotation. Jokisch was rather inconsistent in four […]

Boras Keeps Talking Up Kris Bryant, Manfred and Epstein Defend Cubs Position

Scott Boras lashed out against the Cubs and the system again about a decision that hasn’t been made yet, sending Kris Bryant down to Triple-A Iowa for the start of the season. Jon Heyman talked to Boras, who was apparently more than happy to share his views on the subject. And Boras even went as […]

The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Wants to Be The First, Wrigley Field and Cubstruction and Other Cubs News

The Kris Bryant debate continued Friday the day after the top prospect in the game made his debut in left field on National TV. Theo Epstein addressed the Kris Bryant question with one of his former players, Curt Schilling during Thursday’s broadcast. Theo Epstein pointed out again during his 13 years of making baseball decisions […]

Cubs Reportedly Haven’t Decided if Kris Bryant is a Third Baseman or an Outfielder

It finally happened Thursday. The Cubs put Kris Bryant in the outfield during a Cactus League game, a move the Cubs’ brass talked about making throughout the off-season. Kris Bryant made his first start in left field Thursday night. Bryant handled the routine plays, tracked down a double and completed an inning ending double play […]

The Daily CCO: The Cactus League is Coming to an End, Lester Completes Start and Other Cubs News

One last weekend in Arizona for the Chicago Cubs and it’s going to be a busy three days for Maddon’s men. The Cubs host the White Sox this afternoon, Jason Hammel against Jeff Samardzija, then the spring roster will be split in two one more time. Half of the Cubs will host the Rockies on […]

Latest Projections and Predictions Have Cubs Winning Between 82-85 Games This Season

Spring Training is winding down, in a little over a week the exhibition season is over and the games count. The Cubs kick-off the 2015 season against the Cardinals in nine days at Wrigley Field. Predictions for the upcoming season are rolling in and while the win totals vary, the consensus is that the Cubs […]

Tom Verducci Thinks the Cubs Could Be One of This Year’s Surprise Teams

It’s hard to use the words ‘surprise team’ when talking about the Chicago Cubs due to the expectations that have been placed on the club both inside and outside the organization. But in reality, a .500 record would be a big step forward for a team that won only 73 games last season and for […]