The Daily CCO: Bryant Set for Left Field Debut, Maddon Not Happy with Jackson and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is expected to play left field in Thursday’s game against the Angels. The Cubs have not said if he will start the game or come off the bench. Joe Maddon said Bryant is looking forward to playing the outfield. And Bryant told the beat writers he is ready for it and he is […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Would Like to See Javier Baez Smile

Joe Maddon spent the weekend in Puerto Rico watching Javier Baez and to start building a relationship with the young slugger. Maddon tweeted Saturday night that he was sitting in Eduardo Perez’s office at Hiram Bithorn Stadium prior to the game between Santurce and Mayaguez. Perez is Baez’s manager in Winter Ball. Baez responded with […]


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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs ‘play two‘ to open the Cactus League schedule in 39 days. The front office should release the list of non-roster invitations to big league camp in […]


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Cardinals Reportedly Exploring Trades for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP David Price or Signing RHP Max Scherzer

After reportedly kicking the tires on Jon Lester early in the off-season, the Cardinals are exploring ways to add an ace to its rotation. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Cardinals looking into acquiring LHP Cole Hamels from the Phillies or LHP David Price from the Tigers and discussing […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon and Kris Bryant Two of the Most Interesting People in Baseball Entering 2015

The Cubs might not have the Most Interesting Man in the World on its payroll, but two of the most interesting people in baseball, according to Jerry Crasnick, will soon be in Mesa preparing for the 2015 season. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick posted his list of the 15 most interesting people in baseball going into the […]


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The Daily CCO: Jonny Gomes Remains a Possibility for the Cubs, Nick Swisher Too?

It’s no secret the Cubs are working on improving the depth in the outfield. That is one area Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like to address before the start of the season. Jonny Gomes has been viewed as one possible option for the Cubs all off-season, and bringing in Joe Maddon furthered the speculation […]


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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Reportedly Very Serious, Braves Out of the Mix?

Jon Lester has met with the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves. He reportedly does not have a sit down scheduled with the Cardinals, but he is expected to listen to the Giants’ proposal in the coming week. Lester has received an initial offer from the Red Sox in the $110-120 million range for six years […]


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Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]


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Jake Arrieta Reportedly Open to Long Term Extension with the Cubs

Jake Arrieta has turned his career around with the Cubs since the trade from Baltimore last summer. Jake Arrieta is 10-6 in 27 starts for the Cubs with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Arrieta has allowed 121 hits in 162 innings with 53 walks and 150 strikeouts. This season, Arrieta is 6-4 in […]


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The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]


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