Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

Cubs Option RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa, Reduce Spring Training Roster to 52 Players

The Cubs reduced its Spring Training roster to 52 players Thursday when the team optioned RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa. Edwards is the third player the Cubs have optioned to Iowa this spring, joining INF Christian Villanueva and C Rafael Lopez. Edwards will spend the next three weeks in minor league camp. Edwards is […]

Pierce Johnson, Corey Black and Rafael Lopez among First Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the first round of spring cuts Monday and reduced the spring roster to 53 players. The Cubs moved eight players to minor league camp. C Rafael Lopez and INF Christian Villanueva were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Both players will be on optional assignments all season. Six players in camp on non-roster invites […]

Cubs Outright RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Iowa, Receives Non-Roster Invite to Spring Training

The Cubs announced Friday RHP Gonzalez Germen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Germen received a non-roster invite to Spring Training and will be in big league camp when pitchers and catchers report to Mesa next week (Feb. 19). Germen was designated for assignment Feb. 4 when the team claimed LHP Drake Britton […]

Rain Washes Away Cubs Day-Night Split Squad Games

The Cubs lost two practice games Saturday due to heavy rains in the Phoenix area. The game against the Giants at Cubs Park (2:05pm CST) was cancelled after it was determined the field could not be played on. And the nightcap at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (8:10pm CST) was cancelled due to heavy […]

Vizcaino Throws BP, Let the Exhibition Games Begin and News from Day 10 of Cubs Camp

Arodys Vizcaino threw live batting practice Saturday off the mound at Field 1. This is a good sign for Vizcaino and the Cubs. Vizcaino has thrown his bullpen sessions this spring. Saturday was the first time news surfaced that he threw batting practice. Rick Renteria told ESPN Chicago that Vizcaino “looked very, very good” on […]

Mesa Approves Construction of Hotel in Wrigleyville West Near Cubs Park

Prior to the holidays the Cubs received unanimous approval from the Mesa City Council to build a Sheraton Hotel on the Wrigleyville West site next to Cubs Park. According to multiple reports, East Valley hotelier Bob Yost will construct a full service hotel that includes 175 rooms and a 12,000 square-foot conference center. The Sheraton […]

Cubs Spring Training Home Receives Name and Funding for Amenities

The Cubs announced last week the new, state of the art Spring Training facility in Mesa will be called ‘Cubs Park‘ for the foreseeable future. ‘Cubs Park‘ was set to open on December 1 but the grand opening of the park and the surrounding area has been moved to January 25. The Cubs’ first Cactus […]

Happy Two Thousand Thirteen!

Happy New Year from the CCO! Another year over and a new one just begun … it is 2013! With the calendar turning over once again, it means a new baseball season is just around the corner. Here are a few numbers to put into perspective on just how close it is to the 2013 […]

Video from Cubs First Game of the Spring

Wednesday at HoHoKam Park was truly a beautiful day for a ballgame. Familiar faces filled the park, all in anticipation of the Cubs first game of the year. Granted it was just an exhibition, but to see the Chicago Cubs on the field after such a long, cold, strange winter was more than a welcomed […]