The Daily CCO: Cubs Open as Favorites in Vegas to Win It All and Other News

It was a very busy first day of baseball’s off-season. There were 139 players that were declared free agents throughout the league. That list will change as options are declined and players officially retire. And the rumors picked up considerably, but more on that later Tuesday. The Cubs’ 40-man roster was reduced to 29 players. […]

Rambling While Wondering About the Future

It’s Friday, it is time to ramble, and I have enlisted the help of fellow Cubs fan Ben Miraski this week. I thought I could bring some more views to the ramblings edition. Plus, he is not nearly as optimistic as I am. And this column needs some balance every now and again. So, let’s […]

A Day of Meetings, Prospects and Rumors

Baseball’s off-season kicked into gear on Tuesday … and there was plenty of Cubs news, and of course rumors to go around. The Cubs organizational meetings are underway in Arizona and the team received both good and bad news concerning three of their top prospects. According to a report from, Brett Jackson’s season is […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/09/10

Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Reds (1-2) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Carlos Silva (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Homer Bailey (0-0, -.–/-.–) Lou Piniella’s crew first game of the season against division foes … After starting […]

Is the Cubs Hot Stove Heating Up?

The countdown to the winter meetings has begun … and the Cubs made a few waves on Tuesday. Rich Harden, Kevin Gregg and Reed Johnson were not offered salary arbitration and will likely be with another team in 2010. The Cubs could re-sign Reed Johnson but that depends on the moves they are able to […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 08/19/08

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five: Cubs (76-48) vs. Reds (55-70) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rich Harden (7-2, 2.17/1.12, 2-1, 1.80/1.27) vs. Johnny Cueto (8-11, 4.90/1.39) Following a very successful road trip and a well-earned day off, their […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/15/08

Game Thirteen: Cubs (7-5) vs. Reds (6-7) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (1-0, 0.69/0.62) vs. Aaron Harang (1-1, 2.14/0.90) Lou Piniella’s crew opens an 8-game homestand tonight against a familiar face in Dusty Baker….as well […]

Christmas Presents

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the holiday season is often a time of gift-giving, and this year the presents were varied for many of the members of 2003 Division Champion Cubs. Remember Matt Clement? Good ol’ Matt will, unfortunately, be back at the Northside this year, but adorned in Cardinal red with his new […]