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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]


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Storylines of the Spring….The Rotation

To quote the great Charley Steiner, “There is something liberating about those magical words, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.” The wait is over. The baseball season begins today. Ryan Dempster, Rich Hill, Angel Guzman, Scott Eyre, Sam Fuld, Jeff Samardzija, Daryle Ward, Geovany Soto and Jason Marquis were among the early arrivals to […]


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Spring Training NRI’s….The Pitchers

There will be plenty of storylines to keep an eye on this spring and each of those will be discussed in detail over the next week. Position players report one week from today with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19th. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in two days, the […]


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Nothing but the News….and Maybe a Rumor

Only two more days before The Convention…. The Cubs announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Tuesday. All in all the Cubs invited 19 players. Tyler Colvin and Jose Ceda headline the list of players. Along with Ceda, the Cubs invited 6 other pitchers: Chad Fox, Ed Campusano, Geoff Jones, Les Walrond, Mike Smith […]


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