Epstein, Hoyer and the Waiting Game

The daily saga that has become the Theo Epstein compensation negotiations hit more snags on Thursday. By just about all accounts the deal is done and the only thing holding up an official announcement is the medical reports on the minor league players going back to Boston … and the World Series. According to a […]

The Theo Watch Continues …

The Theo Epstein compensation talks continued Monday. After multiple outlets reported the deal would be officially announced prior to the start of the World Series (Wednesday) that no longer appears to be the case. The Cubs and Red Sox have not made much progress and according to the Tribune, Boston has no sense of urgency […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/11

Welcome back CCO fans! Yes, it’s that time of year again, when our favorite sport moves to warmer climates. Now, the talk turns to Estrellas and Aguilas, Criollos and Senadores, Tiburones and Caribes, Naranjeros and, of course, those Yaquis. With 22 Cub players (and counting), the Winter Leagues will certainly have a lot of local […]

Checking on the Cubs … While Waiting on Theo

Day four of the Theo Watch … In case you haven’t heard, the Cubs asked the Red Sox for permission to talk to Theo Epstein earlier this week … and since Tuesday, just about all of the Cubs news and rumors have centered around the Red Sox current general manager. Speculation in the mainstream media […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/04/11

The CCO’s Minor League analysis will focus on the pitchers in the Cubs’ system over the next three reports. For those that missed last week’s reports, the CCO took a look at the Cubs infield and catching prospects and then the outfielders down on the farm. First up, the pitching staffs of the Iowa Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/08/11

The Cubs Minor League Fourth Quarter Report As the minor league regular season has drawn to a close, players from Triple-A Iowa and Class-A Peoria are looking toward their off-season, with many looking to attend the Arizona Fall League or Winter Baseball. Double-A Tennessee, High Class-A Daytona, and Short Season-A Boise have furthered their seasons […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/06/11

Game One Hundred Forty-Two: Cubs (61-80) vs. Reds (69-72) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rodrigo Lopez (4-6, 4.94/1.51) vs. Mike Leake (11-9, 4.12/1.23) Updated 5:03pm CDT – Cubs Recalled D.J. LeMahieu, John Gaub and Luis Montanez from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/11

The end of the regular season is here, and the organization got a pleasant surprise as Boise rode the power bats of Ryan Cuneo, Reggie Golden, Paul Hoilman, and Rafael Lopez to qualify for the post-season in their last game. Boise joins Daytona and Tennessee as playoff teams, with the D-Cubs still struggling in all […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/05/11

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs (60-80) vs. Reds (69-71) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (7-10, 3.64/1.32) vs. Dontrelle Willis (0-4, 4.10/1.47) Happy Labor Day from the CCO! The Cubs open a three-game series this afternoon […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/03/11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs (59-79) vs. Pirates (63-75) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Casey Coleman (2-7, 7.14/1.90) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (0-1, 6.27/1.87) The Cubs will try to end their two-game losing streak this afternoon behind Casey […]