Checking on Where the Cubs Payroll Stands for Next Season

One of the constant concerns of a fan base is how much money is being spent on the big league roster, not how the dollars generated is being allocated throughout an organization. According to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the Cubs Opening Day payroll has decreased every year since 2010 when the team that finished with a […]

MLBPA Reportedly Concerned About Cubs Lack of Spending

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Major League Players Union “is concerned about how the Cubs’ business practices are affecting player markets.” Gordon Wittenmyer reported “at least one players agent” met with Tom Ricketts this year about the perceived problem “to make the case for investing in the Major League team.” Wittenmyer did […]

CCO Radio…Talkin’ Cubs Before Makin’ Up with the South Side

The CCO Radio returns a day before the South Side invades the North Side for a makeup game on Thursday. The Cubs completed the final three games of the year against the Houston Astros with a 2-0 win on Wednesday afternoon behind an impressive performance by Ted Lilly … and Derrek Lee’s 27th longball of […]

Monday Morning General Manager

There are 11 days remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline and it’s that time again at the CCO. Grab your GM hat, as always make sure it still fits and let’s play, ‘If You Were the Cubs GM…version 20.09‘. You may or may not know the drill by now. The CCO’s long-running debate topic made […]

Seven Days and Eight Players Later….An Updated Look at the Cubs Roster

Many words can be used to describe the last week for the Chicago Cubs, but boring cannot be one of them….and Jim Hendry might not be done. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park a week from Friday and the team that won 97 games a year ago will have several new faces. On January […]

If You Were the Cubs GM….Version 20.08

O.K. it’s that time again here at the CCO. Grab your GM hat, make sure it still fits and get ready to make a few moves that will improve the Cubs chances at making it to the promise land this season. You know the drill by now, or do you? The CCO asked the very […]