Vizcaino Throws BP, Let the Exhibition Games Begin and News from Day 10 of Cubs Camp

Arodys Vizcaino threw live batting practice Saturday off the mound at Field 1. This is a good sign for Vizcaino and the Cubs. Vizcaino has thrown his bullpen sessions this spring. Saturday was the first time news surfaced that he threw batting practice. Rick Renteria told ESPN Chicago that Vizcaino “looked very, very good” on […]

Cubs Shot Some B-Ball Outside of the Training Room and News from Day Six of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers reportedly had a light workout schedule Tuesday as the position players rolled into camp ahead of the first full squad workout on Wednesday. Position players had to be in Mesa by the end of the day. So while Starlin Castro and Junior Lake had not reported before the media called it a […]

Cubs Cut the Ribbon … Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

On Wednesday, the Cubs cut the ribbon on the new facility in Mesa and began a new chapter for the team. And today, Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. The off-season is over, baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers on the Spring Training roster must be in Mesa before the end of the […]

Mesa Approves Construction of Hotel in Wrigleyville West Near Cubs Park

Prior to the holidays the Cubs received unanimous approval from the Mesa City Council to build a Sheraton Hotel on the Wrigleyville West site next to Cubs Park. According to multiple reports, East Valley hotelier Bob Yost will construct a full service hotel that includes 175 rooms and a 12,000 square-foot conference center. The Sheraton […]

Cubs Spring Training Home Receives Name and Funding for Amenities

The Cubs announced last week the new, state of the art Spring Training facility in Mesa will be called ‘Cubs Park‘ for the foreseeable future. ‘Cubs Park‘ was set to open on December 1 but the grand opening of the park and the surrounding area has been moved to January 25. The Cubs’ first Cactus […]

Happy Two Thousand Thirteen!

Happy New Year from the CCO! Another year over and a new one just begun … it is 2013! With the calendar turning over once again, it means a new baseball season is just around the corner. Here are a few numbers to put into perspective on just how close it is to the 2013 […]

Happy Two Thousand Eleven!

Happy New from everyone at the CCO! Another year over and a new one just begun … it is hard to believe it is 2011. With the calendar turning over once again, it means a new baseball season is just around the corner. Here are a few numbers to put into perspective on just how […]

Cubs Spring Schedule Set … Moves on the Horizon

The NL and AL Manager of the Year honors were handed out on Wednesday … with Mike Scioscia and former Chicago Cub, Jim Tracy winning the awards. The NL Cy Young will be announced on Thursday with one of two Redbirds expected finish in the top spots in the voting. The Cubs announced their 2010 […]

Cactus or Grapefruit … Which One Will the Cubs Choose?

The GM Meetings begin on Monday in Chicago and runs through Wednesday (November 9 – 11), so the Hot Stove should have plenty of rumors to discuss over the next week. The general manager meetings are typically when trades for the winter are first discussed, but rarely made. With all of the action since the […]

The Sun, The Shark and The Hoffpauir – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3

Game One – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3 WP – Ken Kadokura (1-0) LP – Ramon Troncoso (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jeff Stevens (1) Ron Santo received the best birthday present possible…a Cubs Win! 7,916 showed up to HoHoKam Park on a beautiful day in the low 80s for the Cubs Cactus League opener against […]