The Daily CCO: ESPN Boldly Predicts Wire-to-Wire Division Crown for Cubs and Other News and Rumors

ESPN posted its bold predictions for each National League team for the upcoming season. And for the Cubs, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers thinks there is a NL Central Division title in Joe Maddon’s future. The Cubs will be picked to win the Central by many of the experts and to play deep into October. Rogers sees […]

Edwin Jackson Reportedly Agrees to Terms on a Contract with the Marlins

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Marlins and free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson have agreed to terms on a contract. Jackson has to pass a physical before the deal becomes official. Terms of the contract have not been released. Joe Frisaro reported Monday that Jackson and the Marlins were closing in on a […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Bullpen

In our last installment, we analyzed a starting pitching staff that despite a lack of depth was one of the best in all of baseball. While their accomplishments were impressive, what may be even better was a bullpen that finished eighth in overall ERA at 3.38 with 20 pitchers and two position players making at […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Keeping Pace in NL Wild Card Race, Jackson Signs with Braves and Other News

The Cubs won their eighth game in a row Friday after holding off the Sox and taking game-one of round two of the Crosstown Cup series. The Cubs are playing with a lot of confidence right now, receiving contributions from the entire roster. The Cubs season-long eight-game winning streak has come at the right time. […]

The Daily CCO: La Stella Ready for Rehab Assignment, Cubs Release Jackson and Other News and Rumors

Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and the Cubs’ offense picked up the pitching staff Monday and provided a memorable win over the Rockies. What will be lost in the two comebacks Monday night are the performances turned in by Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell. Fowler singled in the ninth with one out and reached base three […]

From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of Rafael Soriano, Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

The Cubs made the news official just before Noon on Monday. The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Rafael Soriano from the Iowa Cubs, added him to the 40- and 25-man roster. RHP Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment. Rafael Soriano will be available for Monday’s opener in Cincinnati and he will wear No. 29. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs in the Middle of Everything at the Deadline? And Other News and Rumors

After taking two of three and winning a series in Atlanta, the Cubs will begin a four-game in three-day series with the Reds in Cincinnati eight games back of the Cardinals in the division but just 3 ½ games behind the Pirates for second in the central and the top NL Wild Card spot. The […]

From the Wire: Cubs Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have designated RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment to make room on the 40-man and active roster for RHP Rafael Soriano. Soriano will join the Cubs in Cincinnati on Monday. Edwin Jackson appeared in 23 games for the Cubs this season, all in relief. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 […]

Rambling about the Cubs as the Second Half Commences

Hello again, everybody. It was a fun week for baseball fans as the Midsummer Classic caught the attention of the sporting world the first few days of the week. I, like most, absolutely loved the new approach to Home Run Derby. The clock was just great, and in a game where clocks never existed, maybe […]

Cubs Slide Continues – White Sox 5, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 1, White Sox 5 WP – Chris Sale (8-4) LP – Jon Lester (4-8) Save – None The largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field saw the Cubs drop their third game in a row. Jon Lester allowed two runs in the first inning and that is all the run […]