Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: First Base

It seems like at every position on the diamond that the Chicago Cubs have multiple players that manager Joe Maddon can use. Some positions are even three to four deep with potential options. First base is the only position that manager Joe Maddon can write the same name with confidence no matter the match-up. Let’s […]

The Daily CCO: Outfield Defense a Question Mark the Cubs Will Find Answers To in the Spring

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa in less than two weeks and the first full squad workout in just 17 days, one of the areas the Cubs have to address this spring is the team’s outfield defense. During a conversation with Sean McAdam, Theo Epstein recently said, “Our outfield defense will be a question […]

The Daily CCO: Jed Hoyer, Several Players Already in Mesa as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The Cubs first on-field work out of the spring is two weeks from today (Feb. 20). Jed Hoyer is already in Mesa, along with several of the players. Hoyer told Jesse Rogers on Friday, before the Cubs avoided arbitration with Jake Arrieta, that they are expecting a bunch of players at the complex early in […]

Austin Jackson Reportedly Could be a Fit for the Cubs at the Right Price

There are several outfielders available on the market as Spring Training quickly approaches. And three of those free agent outfielders finished last season on the Cubs’ active roster. Dexter Fowler, Chris Denorfia and Austin Jackson have not landed with a team yet. While there has not been any clarity on where Dexter Fowler could sign […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with OF Chris Coghlan, Agree to Terms on One-Year Contract

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs and OF Chris Coghlan agreed to terms on a one-year contract and avoided arbitration. Chris Coghlan settled with the Cubs for $4.8 million. Coghlan was paid $2.505 million last season and was projected to make between $3.3-3.8 million for 2016. Coghlan received $1 million more than […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Outfield Ranked Second in Baseball, Jake Arrieta and Other News

The accolades for the Chicago Cubs kept rolling in Thursday from Buster Olney. A day after the Cubs received top billing on Olney’s list of the best infields in the game, the group of outfielders received high praise from ESPN. According to Buster Olney, the Cubs have the second best outfield in baseball, behind Andrew […]

The Daily CCO: Seven Cubs File for Salary Arbitration, Caravan Kicks Off and Other News

Tuesday was the deadline for players to file for salary arbitration. 156 players across the league filed prior to the deadline, and seven of those players are on the Cubs’ big league roster. Jake Arrieta, Chris Coghlan, Justin Grimm, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Adam Warren and Travis Wood filed for arbitration. Tuesday’s deadline is really […]

The Daily CCO: Lots on Tap for the Cubs This Week and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The 31st Annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday (Jan. 15-17) and runs through the weekend. The Cubs Caravan (Jan.13-14), Anthony Rizzo’s Laugh Off for Cancer (Jan. 14) and Woody’s Winter Warm-Up (Jan. 15) are also this week. Additional minor league signings should […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Boldly Predicts Wire-to-Wire Division Crown for Cubs and Other News and Rumors

ESPN posted its bold predictions for each National League team for the upcoming season. And for the Cubs, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers thinks there is a NL Central Division title in Joe Maddon’s future. The Cubs will be picked to win the Central by many of the experts and to play deep into October. Rogers sees […]

Resetting the Cubs Off-Season

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, it should be extremely busy throughout the game in the coming days and weeks. There is an unexpected and large number of big names still unsigned and available in free agency, and reports suggest trades could be made throughout baseball once players sign and teams scramble to fill […]