Kris Bryant Sets Cubs All-Time Rookie Home Run Record

While Jake Arrieta was busy dealing Tuesday night in route to his 20th win of the season, it was a Kris Bryant two-run homer in the third inning that gave Arrieta all the runs he would need. And put Bryant in the Cubs’ record book. Kris Bryant hit his 26th homer of the season Tuesday […]

The Daily CCO: The All-Star Game is in the Books, Cubs Franchise Four and Other News and Notes

The All-Star Game and the festivities are in the books. The American League beat the National League, again. Mike Trout was named MVP, again. And Major League Baseball will take a breather for a couple of days, well at least on the field. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant played in the Midsummer Classic and each player […]

Cubs Franchise Four

Major League Baseball is asking for fans to vote on the four players who best represent the history of each franchise. And the players that receive the most votes will be revealed at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Some of the best players in the history of the game have played for […]

Kevin Youkilis Reportedly Joining Cubs Front Office as a Special Assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have hired Kevin Youkilis to be a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Kevin Youkilis joins former Cubs’ Kerry Wood, Ted Lilly and Ryan Dempster as special assistants to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Tim Wilken is also a special assistant to […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the First Day of February

It’s the first day of February, there are 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training and Billy Williams said, “The Cubs will win as a team in 2015.” And Mr. Williams knows Ernie Banks would give his stamp of approval. The Cubs are viewed as one of the most improved teams of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]