Will the Cubs Trade Jake Fox?

The rumor mill turned it up a notch on Wednesday … and it only figures to pickup momentum in the coming days. Jake Fox made a lot of headlines last spring by knocking the cover off the ball at Triple-A. The cries for Jake Fox to be called up to the big league club were […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010

With two weeks to go before the winter meetings in Indianapolis there are more rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs than actual news, which is to be expected. With the 2010 payroll reportedly set very close to the amount that was paid to field the disappointing 2009 squad (between $140 and $150 million), most of the […]

Weekend Update … A New Priority for the Cubs?

Move over Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron, the Cubs will make Curtis Granderson their number one target of the off-season according to Bruce Levine … if he is indeed available. Some recently questioned if Curtis Granderson is actually on the block. After all he has a cost-effective contract for 2010 and should be an important […]

How Much Could Curtis Granderson Cost the Cubs?

Two years ago it was Brian Roberts, last winter Jake Peavy. Will this off-season be filled with one Curtis Granderson rumor after the other? Outside of Milton Bradley, the Chicago native has made the most noise in Cubs’ circles since the rumor surfaced he could be available this winter. At the forefront of the Curtis […]

Holliday Walks Off the Cubs – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3 WP – Ryan Franklin (3-3) LP – Aaron Heilman (3-4) Save – None After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Cubs lost the opening game in St. Louis on the fifth pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning. Ryan […]

CCO Radio…Talkin’ Cubs Before a Weekend in St. Louis

Only three shows remaining during the baseball season … The CCO Radio returns following the finale of the four-game series against the Brewers. Jody Gerut’s grand slam off of Randy Wells led to the Cubs 7-4 loss on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs finished the homestand with a 4-3 record after dopping the last two to […]

Cubs Thrown for Another Looper – Cubs 5 Brewers 9

Game One Hundred Forty-Four – Cubs 5 Brewers 9 WP – Braden Looper (13-6) LP – Rich Harden (9-9) Save – None The end of Rich Harden’s season is starting to look like the way it began, very inconsistent and ineffective. Rich Harden was hit very hard in his three innings of work and if […]

Murphy’s Law – Cubs 2 Mets 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 2 Mets 4 WP – Mike Pelfrey (10-10) LP – Randy Wells (10-8) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (30) The Cubs completed their season series against the Mets with a 3-3 record due in large part to another pathetic output by their offense … and more questionable, at best, defense. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 09/05/09

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs (67-66) vs. Mets (61-74) Game Time – 12:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 175 Location – CitiField, Flushing, New York Rich Harden (8-8, 4.19/1.29) vs. Nelson Figueroa (2-3, 4.50/1.66) Lou Piniella’s crew enters play this afternoon just a game above .500 once […]