Wrigley Field Under Cubstruction was Main Focus of Cubs Business Operations Update

The fourth session attended during the second day of Cubs Convention was the Business Operations Update with Crane Kenney and his side of the Cubs front office. The main focus of the session was on the Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion Project and Crane Kenney confirmed the bleachers will not be completed by Opening Night, […]

The Daily CCO: The National Spotlight Keeps Shining on the Cubs and Kris Bryant

With Spring Training getting closer by the day, the Chicago Cubs continue to make headlines on a national level. Not only is a good segment of the fan base excited about the Cubs off-season, next week’s convention recently sold out, the national media is also paying attention and view the Cubs as one of the […]

Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]

Crane Kenney: It’s Time for the Cubs to Win

Toward the end of the Cubs first blogger forum Tuesday, Crane Kenney was asked what message he wanted to send to the fan base, the team’s President of Business Operations replied, “It’s time to win. It’s time to look at everything a little differently on the field. We want to be competitive and we want […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Not Included on Cole Hamels Updated No-Trade List

Happy Veterans Day A tip of the cap to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice and served our country to protect our freedom, you are the true heroes. Cole Hamels has a clause in the six-year, $144 million extension he signed in July 2012 that allows him to submit a no-trade list by Nov. […]

Theo Epstein Reportedly Had Preliminary Talks with Tom Ricketts about a Contract Extension

Theo Epstein fielded the question about his contract status Monday and according to a report from Bruce Levine, an extension for the President of Baseball Operations could be the next announcement from the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season and he just signed a manager to a five-year deal through […]

Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Trying to Find the Right Media Deal

Crane Kenney addressed and fielded questions last Friday during meetings with the season ticket holders about the status of the team’s media rights deal. Kenney said the team was “in extra innings” on its television rights negotiations for 2015 and beyond. A number of potential partners have emerged, all with interest in long-term relationships of […]

The Daily CCO: A Groundbreaking Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The second weekend in October was a rather busy one for the Cubs. Crane Kenney and Theo Epstein held the team’s annual meetings with season ticket holders. And there was a rather important groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at Wrigley Field while the demolition of the bleachers continued. The rumors picked up after Theo Epstein said […]