Let the Off-Season Begin …

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals for winning the 2011 World Series and now that a very good Fall Classic is over, it is time for Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and company to get to work. Beginning Sunday at 12:01am ET free agents can begin talking to other teams and can begin receiving offers at […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/24/11

As a new era dawns for the Cubs organization, business goes on in the Winter Leagues. Bryan LaHair is terrorizing Venezuelan League pitching, while Chris Rusin had a great debut in the Dominican League. Blake Parker, Hung-Wen Chen, and Oswaldo Martinez each put up good relief performances, while Marco Carrillo continues to dazzle hitters in […]


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The Theo Watch Continues …

The Theo Epstein compensation talks continued Monday. After multiple outlets reported the deal would be officially announced prior to the start of the World Series (Wednesday) that no longer appears to be the case. The Cubs and Red Sox have not made much progress and according to the Tribune, Boston has no sense of urgency […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/11

Welcome back CCO fans! Yes, it’s that time of year again, when our favorite sport moves to warmer climates. Now, the talk turns to Estrellas and Aguilas, Criollos and Senadores, Tiburones and Caribes, Naranjeros and, of course, those Yaquis. With 22 Cub players (and counting), the Winter Leagues will certainly have a lot of local […]


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Checking on the Cubs … While Waiting on Theo

Day four of the Theo Watch … In case you haven’t heard, the Cubs asked the Red Sox for permission to talk to Theo Epstein earlier this week … and since Tuesday, just about all of the Cubs news and rumors have centered around the Red Sox current general manager. Speculation in the mainstream media […]


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Happy Trails – Cubs 2 Padres 9

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 2 Padres 9 WP – Wade LeBlanc (5-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (10-14) Save – None It’s all over … the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres to close out the Twenty-Eleven season, the fifth season in a row the Cubs lost their final game. The Cubs […]


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Three Walks and a Wild Pitch … The Cubs Get Marmol-ed Again – Cubs 1 Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 1 Cardinals 2 WP – Jason Motte (5-2) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-6, BS 10) Save – None On the final Saturday of the season, the Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the ninth. Cubs pitching had held the Cardinals in check for the second day in a row […]


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Brewers Rough Up the Cubs Pretty Wells – Cubs 1 Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 1 Brewers 5 WP – Shaun Marcum (13-7) LP – Randy Wells (7-5) Save – None The Cubs played their final night game of the year at Wrigley Field … and it ended up as another sloppy loss for Q’s Cubs. After playing one of their better games of […]


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Cubs Walk-Off with a Loss – Cubs 6 Reds 8

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 6 Reds 8 – 11 innings WP – Nick Masset (3-5) LP – James Russell (1-6) Save – None The Cubs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning behind a pair of two-out, two-run homers … one by Carlos Pena (1-for-4 with a home run, a […]


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Offense, Offense and More Offense – Cubs 12 Reds 8

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs 12 Reds 8 WP – Rodrigo Lopez (5-6) LP – Dontrelle Willis (0-5) Save – None The Cubs picked up Monday night where they left off Sunday night/Monday morning at Citi Field … and posted their third straight road win. The Cubs exploded for 12 runs on 16 hits, […]


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