Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, Passes Away at the age of 83

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, passed away Friday, a week before his birthday. Mr. Banks, the greatest player in franchise history was 83 years old. Mr. Banks was more than a legend on the field, he was an unbelievably nice man that always had a smile on his face, and like his teammate Ron Santo, he […]

The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Picks Up Joe Bauman Award, Says Looking Forward to Future

Kris Bryant attended the Winter Meetings in San Diego to receive the awards he earned during the 2014 season. Bryant won the 2014 Joe Bauman Award for hitting the most home runs (42) in the minor leagues. Bryant spoke with Carrie Muskat after Monday’s luncheon and said he’s ready for next season. Bryant said it is […]

Pitching, Samardzija, Spring Training and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Pitching remains a priority for the Cubs as the front office continues their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka. But if they are unable to sign Tanaka do not look for the Cubs to turn their attention to Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana. The Cubs will likely look at re-signing Scott Baker or another free […]

Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 08/13/13

Game One Hundred Nineteen: Cubs (52-66) vs. Reds (66-52) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.23/1.35) vs. Homer Bailey (7-10, 3.73/1.16) The Cubs will try to snap their two-game losing skid tonight behind Jeff Samardzija. […]

Minor Matters and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs minor league system had another good week. Several of the top prospects in the organization continue to improve and the front office has started promoting players with a month of games left to be played. Kyle Hendricks earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa and was replaced on the Smokies’ roster by Dayan Diaz. […]

Rambling While Wondering, Can It Get Worse?

Hello again everybody, and welcome to another Friday filled with Ramblings for the Faithful.  The four weeks of the season have been an outright disaster, and unless Ernie and Billy walk through that door sometime soon, it does not have much promise of improving. It is not as if you don’t know, but hopefully the […]

Rambling about the Cubs from Winter’s Edge

Opening week at Wrigley kicked off with the nicest weather anyone can remember for the event.  As Chicago would have it, as per the usual, it was a huge tease that found a cancellation and a few games played in frigid temperatures. The beginning of the season has brought bad pitching, bad hitting, bad defense […]

Catching Up on a Slow Cubs News Day

Monday was relatively quiet day for the Cubs as the baseball world focused on mega-deals the Dodgers closed over the weekend and the huge trade between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs have irons in the fire but lost another one of their targets when Jason Grilli re-signed with the Pirates. […]

A Helping of Cubs Trivia

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! Today is the day we give thanks for all of things in our lives while spending time with family and friends. But just in case you are looking for your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. So if you are wondering who are the only […]