One Spring Win on One Hit – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 2, Reds 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Johnny Cueto (0-2) Save – Zac Rosscup (2) Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Travis Wood pitched five shutout innings and minor leaguer Rubi Silva cut down the tying run at the […]


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Jon Lester Sharp, Cubs Notch First Spring Double U – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3 WP – Drake Britton (1-0) LP – Chris Anderson (1-1) Save – Zac Rosscup (1) The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning but the Dodgers put a three-spot on the board in the fourth inning against Brian Schlitter. The exhibition game remained tied […]


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Chris Bosio Talked Cubs Pitching on 670 The Score

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio spent time last Friday on the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score) and discussed his pitching staff the day after the team’s first Spring Training game. Chris Bosio has a reputation of being brutally honest with his players and he did not mix his words during his interview with […]


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Jon Lester Doesn’t Disappoint in Debut – Reds 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2, Reds 5 WP – Carlos Contreras (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Daniel Corcino (1) While Friday’s final score did not go the Cubs way, Jon Lester was excellent in his first start in a Cubs’ uniform in front of a record setting crowd […]


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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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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein–Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]


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Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]


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Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]


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Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]


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