Weekend Update – 03/23/08

Happy Easter from everyone here at the CCO…. The Weekend Update returns for the final Sunday in Arizona. Counting Sunday’s game, Lou Piniella’s crew has only 5 games left in the desert and 7 total in the exhibition season. The Cubs square off later today in Peoria against Greg Maddux and the Padres. Kerry Wood […]

Only Twelve Days Until….

The next 12 days could be very busy around baseball and especially on the North Side of Chicago. According to several reports, Lou Piniella would like to have his roster, rotation and lineup set by Monday, which would give the Cubs a week before Opening Day to settle in. But there is always a trade […]

The Good and The Ugly

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 5 Angels 6 WP – Ervin Santana (1-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (2-1) Save – Rich Thompson (1) Ryan Dempster’s fourth outing of the spring started much like the other three. He worked fast, was efficient and retired the Angels in order in the 1st inning. The Cubs’ offense […]

Roberts Talk on Hold….For Now?

According to a report on Friday night from Jeff Zrebiec, discussion between the Cubs and Orioles on the long-rumored deal for Brian Roberts “have cooled“. Zrebiec stated the two teams cannot agree on a package that would benefit both teams….”pushing the deal toward Opening Day or beyond.” According to the report in the Baltimore Sun, […]

The Usual Prospects?

The Cubs farm system garnered a lot of attention last year and figures to have an impact once again this season. The manor in which Lou Piniella handled his young players last year had a ripple effect throughout the organization. Baseball America and Scout.com are two of the most well respected publications in the business […]