Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately whoever wins the job will only be keeping it warm for super prospect Kris Bryant. Let’s take […]


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Joe Maddon Really Likes What Arismendy Alcantara Brings to the Table

Joe Maddon has had his eye on Arismendy Alcantara since he landed the Cubs job. Maddon monitored Alcantara’s progress closely in Winter Ball while speaking highly about him throughout the off-season. And based on reports from Mesa, Maddon has really liked what he’s seen so far in camp from the 23-year old utility man. Arismendy […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Like first base, there is no real doubt who will be the team’s starting at shortstop when the season begins. However, with the Cubs amassing a lot of depth at the position, the real question is who will be there for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at the shortstop that’s sure to get […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Outfield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series concludes with a look at the outfielders in big league camp. The Cubs outfield has just as many questions as the rest of the team. There are two players that could provide answers in a big way offensively and defensively if they are able to stay on the […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Second base was a position of upheaval last season that saw seven players manning the keystone and figures to be more of the same going into Spring Training. With lots of options at the position, there figures to be quite the competition to see who nabs the starting gig. Let’s take a look at the […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Infield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the infielders in big league camp. While the Cubs have two positions in the infield to find answers for this spring, it’s imperative for the Cubs success this season for Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to stay healthy throughout the spring and prepare […]


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The Daily CCO: Scouts Really Like Jorge Soler and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 2 days With so much attention being paid to the Cuban players throughout the game, could the Cubs have the best young hitter of the bunch in their organization? According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the recurring theme from the Latin scouts he’s talked to is “of the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/16/15

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fifth year, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a popular feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble […]


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Joe Maddon Talks Cubs, James Shields and Defensive Shifts on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during the last hour of Friday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) and the Cubs’ skipper had plenty to say about his new team and one of his former pitchers. The convention really left an impression on Maddon and he’s looking forward to the team and fan base […]


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The Daily CCO: Projections Pointing to a Big Improvement for the Cubs this Season

Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in 27 days and the expectations are already mounting for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, especially after last weekend’s annual convention. The front office made significant additions and changes to the roster this off-season and brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots. The big league team that won only […]


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