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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waiting on Girardi, Interviewing Acta and Other Cubs Managerial Candidates

The Yankees and Cubs are both waiting for Joe Girardi to decide if he will stay in the Bronx or if he will explore other managerial jobs, including the opening on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs and Yankees are not the only two teams that are thought to have interest in Girardi. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]