The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Ready for Big League Debut and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Jorge Soler Day Jorge Soler is set to make his Major League debut Wednesday night in Cincinnati and Rick Renteria said Tuesday that Soler will likely hit fifth or sixth in the lineup and play right field. Jorge Soler, or ‘George’ as he is called by his teammates, coaching staff and the front office, will […]

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Pitching, Samardzija, Spring Training and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Pitching remains a priority for the Cubs as the front office continues their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka. But if they are unable to sign Tanaka do not look for the Cubs to turn their attention to Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana. The Cubs will likely look at re-signing Scott Baker or another free […]

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Rizzo and Barney Finalists for Gold, Cubs Add Wedge to the Skipper Search and Other Notes

The starting right side of the Cubs’ infield this past season is finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove. Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney are in the running for the defensive honor after excellent seasons in the field. Barney won his first Gold Glove a year ago and is up against the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and […]

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Rambling While Wondering, Can It Get Worse?

Hello again everybody, and welcome to another Friday filled with Ramblings for the Faithful.  The four weeks of the season have been an outright disaster, and unless Ernie and Billy walk through that door sometime soon, it does not have much promise of improving. It is not as if you don’t know, but hopefully the […]

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Rambling about the Cubs from Winter’s Edge

Opening week at Wrigley kicked off with the nicest weather anyone can remember for the event.  As Chicago would have it, as per the usual, it was a huge tease that found a cancellation and a few games played in frigid temperatures. The beginning of the season has brought bad pitching, bad hitting, bad defense […]

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Catching Up on a Slow Cubs News Day

Monday was relatively quiet day for the Cubs as the baseball world focused on mega-deals the Dodgers closed over the weekend and the huge trade between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs have irons in the fire but lost another one of their targets when Jason Grilli re-signed with the Pirates. […]

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A Helping of Cubs Trivia

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! Today is the day we give thanks for all of things in our lives while spending time with family and friends. But just in case you are looking for your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. So if you are wondering who are the only […]

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Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … The Cubs Newest Hall of Famer, Scouting and Changes to Wrigley Field

The other sessions that were attended on Saturday include Ron Santo: Beyond the Game, The Scouting Formula and Meet Cubs Business Management. The Ron Santo tribute was one again heartfelt but rightly focused more on his playing career. Ron Santo deserved to be elected to Hall of Fame long before last December … the numbers […]

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The Unofficial Opening Day … It’s Time for the Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to it as the “unofficial opening day”, some refer to it as the “kick-off to spring training”, call it what you want but the bottom line is baseball is just around the corner. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention officially begins this afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. Pat Hughes will once again have […]

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2012 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 27th Annual Cubs Convention was released Sunday night and Monday morning. The three-day event begins Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. The Cubs’ new front office will be in attendance and the Saturday morning session with Theo Epstein figures to have the biggest crowd of the weekend. Cubs past and present, […]

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