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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Continues to be the Talk of Baseball and Cubs Camp

Kris Bryant hasn’t swung a bat in a Cactus League game since Monday, but he remains the talk of Cubs camp and baseball. Bryant responded to Scott Boras’ comments Wednesday. Bryant admitted he likes being represented by Boras and called him a “bulldog.” Bryant explained Boras works for him and he would rather be represented […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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The Daily CCO: The Schedule Makers Didn’t Do the Cubs Any Favors

The Cubs goal for the season is to win the National League Central Division and play in the post-season for the first time in seven years. And in order to do so, Joe Maddon’s team cannot stumble out of the gate. The Cubs must begin the season on a positive note and post their first winning […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Thinking Too Much and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs slipped to 0-5-1 on the spring with Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Padres and the noise got louder about the team’s winless record in the Cactus League. Entirely too much is being made about a team that has used mainly minor leaguers up for the day from the sixth inning on. As Joe […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Focused on the Process, Not the Cubs Spring Results

The Cubs have played five exhibition games and have not posted a win yet this spring. And Joe Maddon was asked about the team’s spring win-loss record Sunday. Joe Maddon addressed the winless record prior to Sunday’s game against the Rangers. Maddon said before the Cubs slipped to 0-4-1 in Cactus League play that he’s […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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