The Daily CCO: Greg Maddux and Hall of Fame Sunday

Greg Maddux, along with Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Sunday in what should be a special ceremony. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux finished his 23 year big league […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for Mendy to Play and Other Cubs News and Notes

Not only did the Cubs begin a 10-game homestand with a win that snapped the team’s five-game skid, but there was a lot of change at the big league level and down on the farm. The Cubs designated Darwin Barney for assignment, activated Emilio Bonifacio from the DL and committed to Arismendy Alcantara playing every […]

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Cubs Exploring Pitching Options and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs took care of a little business on Friday when the team avoided arbitration with Travis Wood and agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.9 million with the lefty All-Star. The Cubs have avoided arbitration with seven of the 10 arbitration eligible players for the upcoming season. The Cubs exchanged numbers with Jeff Samardzija, […]

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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 […]

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Greg Maddux Elected to the Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux’s election to the Hall of Fame was a given, the countdown to this day began when he announced his retirement from the game. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux was officially elected to the Hall of Fame and will take his […]

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Pitching Remains at the Top of the Cubs List

Weekend Update The next seven days should be very interesting throughout the game. The Hall of Fame announcement will be made on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and it appears four players will join the trio of managers in Cooperstown this summer. Greg Maddux is still on 100 percent of the ballots that have been made public, […]

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The Calm Before and Other Cubs News and Notes

The first Friday of the New Year is in the books and teams continue to work on their rosters with Spring Training just around the corner. And what ended up being a quiet week should change in the coming days. The Hall of Fame debate continued and with the announcement only four days away (Jan. […]

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Cubs Add Catching to Roster, Keep Listening to Offers for Jeff Samardzija

The Cubs added a much-needed catcher to the big league roster on Tuesday when they acquired George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. The veteran catcher is penciled in as the backup to Welington Castillo. One of the many areas that must be addressed by the front office is the lack of […]

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Managing the Cubs Skipper Rumors

The Cubs have already interviewed A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta for the skipper’s job and reportedly Rick Renteria is next in line for a meeting with the Cubs’ brass. The Cubs will also ask the Rays for permission to interview Dave Martinez, and the former Cub could also receive a sit down with Theo Epstein […]

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Cubs Continue to Wait as Joe Girardi Mulls Options

The Girardi Watch enters day nine as both the Yankees and the Cubs continue to wait on Joe Girardi to make a decision on whether or not he will stay in New York. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs were expecting to know by Tuesday if they would have a chance to formally speak with […]

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