Cubs Remain Hopeful of Luring Joe Girardi Away from New York

The Yankees have reportedly made their offer to Joe Girardi and are now waiting to hear back from him. But as news surfaced on Friday that the Yankees would make a formal offer to Girardi at some point during the day, Dan Bernstein reported the Cubs remain hopeful they will be able to lure Girardi […]

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Yankees Pushing to Re-Sign Girardi, A.J. Hinch on Cubs List?

From all indications the Cubs are interested in hiring Joe Girardi, but the Yankees have no plans to let him just walk away. Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman spoke with the New York media on Tuesday and among the topics that was discussed was the future of Joe Girardi. Brian Cashman met with Girardi on Monday […]

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Pitching Remains Cubs Priority … and Other News and Notes

With the tender deadline and the Winter Meetings just around the corner, the next 10 days figure to be very busy throughout baseball … and for the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have decisions to make over the next four days as they continue exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. Carrie Muskat […]

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A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

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A Cubs Trivia Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at the CCO! For those looking for their baseball fix after opening what the jolly old elf brought down your chimney, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Cubs played their first game? Or who holds the franchise record for the longest hitting streak? […]

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Rangers Hire Greg Maddux as Special Assistant to GM

According to multiple reports, Greg Maddux has stepped down from his position as Special Assistant to the General Manger with the Chicago Cubs to take the same job with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers hired Maddux to be a Special Assistant to Jon Daniels. Greg Maddux has been in the Cubs’ front office for the […]

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Rambling for a New Cubs Manager

Happy Veterans Day from the CCO and a tip of the cap to all of the veterans that have fought for our freedom … Hello again, everybody! It’s Friday, it’s probably snowing and it is time to ramble! Cubs’ fans are downright giddy about the off-season and cannot wait to see what Theo and Jed […]

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Is Maddux the Favorite to Land the Cubs’ Gig?

By all accounts Mike Maddux’s time with the Cubs went extremely well and he could be the leader in the proverbial clubhouse to become their next manager. Mike Maddux spent Tuesday night and four hours Wednesday morning talking baseball with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Randy Bush. Maddux sounded at ease speaking to […]

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The Cubs Managerial Interviews Resume … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Will the third managerial candidate be the charm for the Chicago Cubs? Mike Maddux is scheduled to meet with Team Epstein on Wednesday for the Cubs managerial position. After Maddux withdrew his name from the Red Sox search two days ago, the speculation began that Maddux is the favorite to land the Cubs job. It […]

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Rambling While Wondering Who Is Next

It is Friday, so it is time for me to get a little nutty, hopefully funny, and somewhat lovey … dovey. Unfortunately, there is really nothing to talk about as it relates to the Cubs. It has been a very quiet offseason thus far with basically nothing happening. So, I am really at a loss […]

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