Winding Down?

The definition of “unlikely” according to Merriam-Webster is: not likely, improbable, likely to fail….and that was the word Andy MacPhail used on Wednesday to update the media on the possibility of Brian Roberts being traded to the Cubs. Fitting, isn’t it? While Brian Roberts appears to be staying in Baltimore, the Cubs made more roster […]

If You Were Jim and Lou….

How would you fill out the Cubs roster? With the signing of Reed Johnson on Tuesday, Lou Piniella figures to have three spots remaining….two on the bench and one in the bullpen. According to several reports on Tuesday night, the final two back-up spots are between Ronny Cedeno, Alex Cintron, Matt Murton and Mike Fontenot […]

Rumors Heating Up…and Cooling Down?

Lou Piniella’s crew has only three games left in the desert before leaving for Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs’ skipper announced his starting rotation on Monday and he still has a couple of spots on the bench and a possible vacancy in the bullpen up for grabs. But could there be a new […]

Weekend Update – 03/23/08

Happy Easter from everyone here at the CCO…. The Weekend Update returns for the final Sunday in Arizona. Counting Sunday’s game, Lou Piniella’s crew has only 5 games left in the desert and 7 total in the exhibition season. The Cubs square off later today in Peoria against Greg Maddux and the Padres. Kerry Wood […]

The Last Trip to Tucson

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 3 Rockies 7 WP – Mark Redman (2-2) LP – Sean Marshall (0-1) Save – None Spring Training in Arizona is very convenient. The travel time from park to park is minimal even during traffic delays, except for one destination….Tucson. The Cubs made the long two-hour trip for the […]

Only Twelve Days Until….

The next 12 days could be very busy around baseball and especially on the North Side of Chicago. According to several reports, Lou Piniella would like to have his roster, rotation and lineup set by Monday, which would give the Cubs a week before Opening Day to settle in. But there is always a trade […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/15/08

Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (6-11) vs. White Sox (8-10) Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. TV: WGN (White Sox) – Radio: 720 WGN, Gameday Audio on, XM Radio Channel 177 Location – Tucson Electric Park, Tucson Rich Hill (0-1, 7.04) vs. Nick Masset (0-1, 3.00) The Crosstown Classic from the Desert…. The Cubs and […]

CCO Radio Presents….Avoiding Pie’s Problem

Installment 5 – Avoiding Pie’s Problem. The CCO Radio returns for a Friday edition at the midway point of the exhibition season. Brian and Shaun discuss a variety of Cubs topics from Brian Roberts to Lou’s lineup to Micah Hoffpauir with all of the dude references that can be packed into nearly a 38 minute […]

Just Say No

Should the Cubs trade several prospects for Brian Roberts? Should they trade for Marlon Byrd of the Texas Rangers? The short answer to both of them is a resounding no.

From the Inbox….and the Mill, Too

Is Lou Piniella overreacting about his players’ lack of production, or is there cause for concern? Piniella was not happy with his team’s offensive output on Tuesday and said he is going to mix things up and play his regulars more. Counting today’s game in Surprise against the Rangers, the Cubs have 18 more games […]