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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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Matt Spiegel and Patrick Mannelly on 670 The Score last Friday morning prior to the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein discussed a variety of topics that he did not cover earlier in the day on MLB Network Radio. Epstein talked about Javier Baez, what the Wrigley Field Restoration means to […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Dexter Fowler

As the Cubs Convention closed and with fan interest at the highest of the decade, the front office continued their tinkering and added switch hitting outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Let’s take a closer look at Dexter Fowler and what caused the Cubs to […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]


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Dexter Fowler Gives Cubs Depth in the Outfield and Joe Maddon a Top of the Order Bat

The Cubs acquired the everyday outfielder that hits at the top of the lineup the front office has been looking for in Dexter Fowler. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers on a conference call the Cubs started talking to the Astros about Fowler in early December. According to the Sun-Times, the front office targeted and […]


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Cubs Exploring Options for the Outfield

Based solely on the volume of reports this week, the front office is stepping up its efforts to add an outfielder to the Cubs roster. It was believed the Cubs were focused on adding a left-handed hitting centerfielder, but the search as expanded according to reports from Buster Olney and Ken Rosenthal. The Cubs would […]


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Cubs Looking for Help in the Outfield, Ability to Play Center Field a Plus

The Cubs focus since Jon Lester put on his Cubs jersey for the first time in public has been on adding depth to the outfield. Even with the addition of Chris Denorfia, the front office isn’t believed to be done looking for an outfielder that would give Joe Maddon options. Reports have suggested a left-handed […]


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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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Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]


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