The Daily CCO: The Score is Expanding Cubs Pre- and Post-Game Shows and Other News and Rumors

It won’t be too much longer until Pat Hughes kicks off another season of Cubs’ baseball on the radio. His familiar welcome, ‘Cubs Baseball is on the Air’ will be heard for the first time on 670 The Score in just over a month. The Cubs first broadcast of the spring on The Score is […]

The Daily CCO: Baez and Alcantara Winter Ball Updates, Jason Heyward and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara are spending their off-season playing baseball. Baez is in Puerto Rico and Alcantara is getting work in the Dominican Republic. Baez had his first multi-hit game Sunday night. Baez went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. In nine games for Santurce, Baez is 6-for-29 with a home run, six walks […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta is a Finalist for a Gold Glove and Other Cubs News

Finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for each league were announced Thursday. And Jake Arrieta could add a Gold Glove Award to his historic season. Jake Arrieta, Gerrit Cole (Pirates) and Zack Greinke (Dodgers) are the three finalists for the Gold Glove in the National League for the best fielding pitcher. Arrieta was charged […]

BBWAA Votes Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame

For the first time in 60 years, 1955, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted four players into the Hall of Fame. And for the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame, three pitchers were voted in by the BBWAA and will be part of the same class. Randy Johnson (534, 97.3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]