The Daily CCO: Lots on Tap for the Cubs This Week and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The 31st Annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday (Jan. 15-17) and runs through the weekend. The Cubs Caravan (Jan.13-14), Anthony Rizzo’s Laugh Off for Cancer (Jan. 14) and Woody’s Winter Warm-Up (Jan. 15) are also this week. Additional minor league signings should […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Install Additional Safety Netting at Wrigley and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs might not create the headlines and buzz this week as they did during and right after the Winter Meetings, but the next five days are shaping up to be just as busy for the front office. With the 40-man roster currently at 38 players at least one change will likely be made in […]

The Daily CCO: Nine Times, Painting By Numbers and Other Cubs News and Notes

It wasn’t pretty Saturday night but the Cubs won for the ninth time in nine games. Nine times? Nine times. And the Cubs are 15-1 in their last 16 games. The Cubs are in the middle of a very good run and are to the point where the players expect to win every game. The […]

Rambling About the Cubs During the Growth Spurts

Hello again, everybody. I hope all is well with all. Given certain schedules, an off day today, and an afternoon soiree at Wrigley on Friday, we thought we would just catch everyone off guard and with Ramblings … on a THURSDAY! [Insert Hollywood-esque gasping sound for effect] So, now that the shock has worn off, […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs are Night and Day Right Now and Other News and Notes

The Cubs entered play Monday ninth in ESPN’s latest power rankings. And the Cubs came out on the wrong end of another close game. The Cubs have played in 22 games decided by one-run, by far the most in baseball, and Joe Maddon’s team owns a 12-10 record in games decided by a single run. […]

James Russell Reports to Iowa and Cubs Minor League Transactions and Disabled List

The Cubs addition of LHP James Russell back to the organization and RHP Pierce Johnson being placed on the 7-day DL to start the season headlined several roster moves the front office made at the beginning of the minor league season. James Russell re-signed with the organization that drafted him. Russell inked a minor league […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]

Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Defense, Cubs Play a B-Game and Other News and Notes

Joe Maddon has spent Spring Training getting to know his players and learning what each of them brings to the table – both at the plate and in the field. Defense is just as important as what a player produces at the plate. Maddon is not sure what kind of team the Cubs will be […]