The Daily CCO: Cubs Sit Atop CBS Sports Pre-Season Power Rankings, Jon Lester and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 8 Days CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder released his pre-season power rankings on Wednesday. And the Chicago Cubs, the team FanGraphs has projected to win 94 games in the upcoming season, is No. 1 in the rankings. The front office spent the winter building on a roster that finished third in […]

Ben Zobrist Lands at No. 6 on MLB Network’s Ranking of Top 10 Second Basemen

MLB Network released its list of the top 10 second basemen Thursday night, and the Cubs’ new second baseman made the cut. “The Shredder” ranked Ben Zobrist as the sixth best second baseman in the game. According to The Shredder, the Cubs infielders all made it in the top 10 for their respective positions: Anthony […]

How the Front Office Built the Cubs 40-Man Roster

FanGraphs posted an interesting report on how each team built their current 40-man roster. August Fagerstrom examined all 30 rosters and broke the player acquisitions into six categories: Amateur Draft, Free Agent, Trade, International, Waivers and Rule 5 Draft. And provided the projected WAR for the categories based on Steamer projections. The Cubs drafted eight […]

Addison Russell Checks in at No. 7 on MLB Network’s Top 10 Shortstops

Another of the Cubs’ young infielders was ranked by MLB Network as one of the top 10 players at his position. The Cubs’ 22-year old shortstop, after just a little more than two months at the position in the majors, checked in at No. 7 on the list of the best shortstops in the game. […]

Cubs Updated Position Player, Win Total Projections

Opening Day of the 2016 season is just over two months away and there are a lot of practices and exhibition games on the horizon before the Cubs play a game that counts. FanGraphs has updated its Steamer projections for the 2016 season. And the Cubs win-loss projection changed slightly from mid-January. Instead of 95 […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Would Like to See a Cubs-Red Sox Fall Classic

Theo Epstein was in Boston on Thursday for his annual “Foundation To Be Named Later” dinner and talked to the local media about the Cubs and his former team. Before the private dinner, Epstein was asked about David Ortiz as he enters his final season in the big leagues. Epstein would like to see Ortiz […]

David Ross Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

David Ross joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Ross shared his views on the importance of being a good teammate and what he’s learned over his many years in the big leagues. Ross recently exchanged texts with his former locker-mate Dexter Fowler. While Fowler would not tip […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Third Most Improved Team and Other News and Rumors

Coming off a 97-win season, it’s hard to believe the Cubs have actually improved this off-season. But on paper, the Cubs are a better team than the one that wrapped up the regular season in Milwaukee. The front office added Jason Heyward to the young core that already included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the No. 1 Infield According to ESPN, Epstein, Maddon and Other News

Buster Olney continued his rankings of the team units Wednesday. And the Cubs topped Olney’s list of the best infields in the game. Olney based the Cubs No. 1 ranking on input he received from evaluators and “for overall play, not just defense or offense.” Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP. […]