The Daily CCO: Bryant Set for Left Field Debut, Maddon Not Happy with Jackson and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is expected to play left field in Thursday’s game against the Angels. The Cubs have not said if he will start the game or come off the bench. Joe Maddon said Bryant is looking forward to playing the outfield. And Bryant told the beat writers he is ready for it and he is […]

Denorfia Injury Could Reportedly Change Cubs Roster Plans

According to a report from the Tribune, Chris Denorfia is dealing with a left hamstring injury that might keep him from beginning the season on the active roster. Chris Denorfia has appeared in only one game since March 17, the B-Game against the Angels last Thursday (March 19) at Sloan Park. Mark Gonzales’ report is […]

Cubs Haven’t Made the Decision Yet to Include Javier Baez on Opening Day Roster

During Joe Maddon’s pre-game meeting with the beat writers Wednesday, the Cubs skipper shot down the report from the Sun-Times that Javier Baez was told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. The Cubs have not made the decision yet on whether or not Javier Baez will be with the big league team […]

The Daily CCO: Bryant Goes Yard Again, Playing Time in the Outfield Could Happen Soon and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant launching his ninth Cactus League homer and tenth longball of the spring would have created more of a buzz Tuesday than it did if it wasn’t for Edwin Jackson going to the wrong ballpark and being late for his own game. Bryant punished another baseball for his 13th hit in 11 games. Bryant is […]

Javier Baez Reportedly Makes the Cubs Opening Day Roster

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Javier Baez has been told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. Gordon Wittenmyer spoke with Baez and confirmed what the second baseman told him with a team source. The Cubs have not made an announcement on where Javier Baez will begin the season, but this […]

Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]

Kris Bryant, Service Time and Scott Boras

As the start of the season quickly approaches, many Cubs fans are debating whether or not phenom prospect Kris Bryant is better served to start with the team on Opening Day or continue his development in the minors. There’s no doubt that Bryant is one of the most exciting prospects that fans have seen in […]

The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]

Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]

Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]