Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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The Daily CCO: Is Kris Bryant the Future Face of the Franchise? And Other Cubs News and Notes

With James Shields agreeing to terms with the Padres on a four-year deal, a little look to the future seemed appropriate for a Monday. Until last year, the face of the Cubs was President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. As Anthony Rizzo started turning his season around and after the little fracas in Cincinnati, the […]


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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) to discuss his staff before Spring Training begins. Chris Bosio tells it the way it is. Bosio has produced results during his three seasons with the Cubs. And the front office values the pitching infrastructure of Chris […]


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Cubs Have Discussed James Shields, Talks with Padres Have Reportedly Heated Up

Updated 6:28pm CST – According to multiple reports, the Padres have given James Shields their last and final offer. The Padres want to sign Shields and are still considered the favorites. San Diego has been told they are not the only team Shields is talking to. Other teams are “heavily involved in the bidding.” One […]


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A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though season in the Cubs revamped rotation. Arrieta was very good a year ago for a last place team after spending the first month of […]


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Edwin Jackson’s Role with 2015 Cubs Remains in Question

Edwin Jackson’s status with the team and possible role for the upcoming season will be two of the countless questions the front office will be asked during the convention, by both the fan base and the media. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall that Edwin Jackson would have to earn a spot on […]


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The Daily CCO: Roster Decisions on the Horizon, Checking on Baez and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the first weekend of Two Thousand Fifteen and the Cubs have roster decisions to make. The team has not announced the signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia yet and will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before officially adding him to the mix in the outfield. The Cubs may have already […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for Jason Hammel to Slide Back into the Rotation and Other News and Notes

Happy New Year! If all goes as planned in Spring Training, Jason Hammel should begin the season as the third starter in Joe Maddon’s rotation. The front office made a second tour for Hammel a priority when the off-season began and he’s back in the fold for the Cubs for at least two more years. […]


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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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