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 […]

Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]

Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Meet Joe Maddon

Day two of the 30th Annual Cubs Convention continued Saturday afternoon with one of the more entertaining sessions of the weekend … Joe Maddon and his coaching staff. The Cubs new skipper was front and center and did not disappoint during the hour-long session. Joe Maddon has a dynamic personality and as predicted he worked the packed […]

Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]

Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Ricketts Family Forum

Day two of the 2015 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts Family Forum. Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts spent the first hour talking about the year that was, Wrigley Field and answering questions from fans in the packed ballroom. Pete Ricketts could not attend the convention this year he was elected Governor of Nebraska. The […]

Day One of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Let’s Go! The Excitement and Optimism is Back

The 2015 Cubs Convention got underway Friday afternoon at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. And this convention is already much different than recent years’ gatherings. For the first time in five years there was a buzz running through the hotel hallways. Those that had been waiting to root on the Cubs were back in droves […]

It’s Time for the 30th Annual Cubs Convention

The original fan convention begins Friday, or as Harry Caray referred to it “Unofficial Opening Day.” The Cubs kick off the 2015 baseball season with the 30th Annual Convention, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just over a month. The 2015 Cubs Convention starts Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and runs […]

2015 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The Cubs released the schedule and a list of attendees for the 30th Annual Cubs Convention, which begins next Friday (Jan. 16-18) at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. This year’s convention is the first for Joe Maddon as the Cubs’ skipper. Jon Lester and Miguel Montero are also scheduled to attend. Current players such as […]

Cubs Release Details for the 30th Annual Convention

The 30th Cubs Convention is just a month away (Jan. 16-18, 2015) and will feature more than 75 Cubs players, coaches, alumni and prospects. The team released a few of the details for the annual gathering on Tuesday. The team appears to be freshening up the event that has been referred to as the unofficial start […]

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 […]