The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Guarantees a Division Crown for the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo did not back down Thursday from his statement at the end of last season. Rizzo said the Cubs are going to win the National League Central Division Crown this year. Rizzo told the beat writers during a stop on the Cubs Caravan at Jacob Beidler Elementary, “We’re going to win the NL Central. […]


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One Reason the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo is Quietly Becoming a Perennial All-Star

The first on-base column focused on the regulars last year with above average on base percentages. It’s been a topic for a while now using sabermetrics and wanting players with high on base percentages. The Cubs have completely re-built their roster from the ground up and one of their first acquisitions was Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo has […]


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Report: Starlin Castro Preparing for Spring Training at Cubs Facility in Mesa

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, Starlin Castro is in Arizona at the Cubs facility preparing for Spring Training. Castro’s agent, Paul Kinzer told the Tribune he may return briefly to his home in the Dominican Republic before camp officially begins Feb. 24. Castro is scheduled to attend the Cubs Convention this weekend. When the […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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The Daily CCO: Sporting News Predicts the Ultimate Success for the Cubs in 2015

The Sporting News posted its predictions for the upcoming season. And not only is the publication picking the Cubs to win the National League Central Division, the Sporting News is going all in and predicting the Cubs will beat the Tigers in the Fall Classic and win the World Series. According to the Sporting News, […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from The Frigid Confines

Hello again, everybody. I hope you and yours had a very merry and joyous holiday season. As 2015 gets off to a frigid start, it is fun to dream of warmer temps and more enjoyable surroundings, like the 24-degree game we have to look forward on Opening Easter Sunday Night. As the country is mired […]


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The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez is Glad to be Back with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Dave Martinez is returning to the Cubs, the organization he broke in with back in 1986 and was drafted by in 1983. Martinez spoke with Carrie Muskat about his homecoming. Martinez called the Cubs his second home and predicted Joe Maddon “will make it very interesting with the Cubs.” Maddon is going to rely on […]


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The Daily CCO: Hall of Fame Day and Cubs News and Rumors

The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be announced Tuesday at 1:00pm CST on the MLB Network. And it could be the first time in 60 years the BBWAA voted in four players in the same class. Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson appear to be locks for induction into Cooperstown in July. And John Smoltz […]


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Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Discussed the Cubs on Multiple Outlets

It’s been a rather busy winter for the Chicago Cubs and because the team has been one of the biggest stories of Baseball’s other season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have spent a lot of time on multiple radio outlets. Due to the transparency of the Cubs front office, the time Epstein and Hoyer spends […]


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