How the Cubs Starting Staff has Performed against the Mets and Dodgers

The Cubs will open the National League Championship Series on Saturday in either New York or Los Angeles. Games one and two of the NLCS will be at Citi Field or Dodger Stadium. Major League Baseball has not announced starting times. TBS will broadcast the NLCS and Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer and Len Kasper will […]

The Daily CCO: Playoff Roster, Jason Hammel and Other Cubs News

The Cubs reduced the number required to punch their ticket to the post-season tournament Monday to four with the 9-5 win over the Brewers. The Nationals were rained out, the game with the Orioles will be made up Thursday, and the Giants had the day off. The Pirates and Cardinals both won, so the Cubs […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Gained and Lost Ground in the Standings, Pedro Strop and Other News

The Cubs gave one away Saturday night in Philadelphia. Three two-out walks and an error in the seventh led to a five-run inning for the Phillies and a two-out walk in the ninth inning set up the two-run walk off homer. The Cubs slipped three back of the Pirates in the division and Wild Card […]

The Daily CCO: Doubleheader Friday, Cubs Shift the Rotation and Other News

We Will Never Forget! Rain in Philadelphia wiped away the opener with the Phillies. The Cubs will now play two on Friday with game one set for a 4:05pm CDT first pitch. The weather looks like it will cooperate on what will be a long night of Cubs baseball. The forecast for Saturday is another […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Tweak Rotation, Starlin Castro and Other News

Tuesday night and into Wednesday did not go the Cubs way. Not only did Joe Maddon’s team lose to the Tigers, but also slipped in the Wild Card Standings. The Pirates topped the D-Backs 9-8 in 15 innings and the Giants beat the Cardinals 2-0. The Cubs will enter play Wednesday three behind the Pirates […]

The Daily CCO: Turner Rehabbing, Waiting on Soriano, Lester Struggling and Other Cubs News

There was positive news on the pitching and injury front for the Cubs before the loss Tuesday night in Detroit. RHP Jacob Turner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and the right hander made his first rehab start with the Smokies. Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League and has been on the disabled […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/27/15

Game Eighteen: Cubs (10-7) vs. Pirates (11-8) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (1-1, 5.19/1.27/3.79) vs. Vance Worley (2-1, 4.00/1.50/3.43) The Cubs return home to Wrigley Field following a rather successful […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]

Joe Maddon is Not Concerned about Jon Lester

Jon Lester’s unwillingness, or inability, to throw to first base caught a majority of the media and fan base by surprise when the issue made headlines on Opening Night. Jon Lester does not like throwing to first base, and guess what he’s had a very good career. But Lester and the Cubs are going to […]

The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]