Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and Arbitration, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s February 1, just 18 more days before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. And with the calendar flipping to February, arbitration hearings for players and teams that have not settled on a contract for the upcoming season have been scheduled. Arbitration hearings take place this year between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21. The […]

Cubs Rotation Ranked No. 1 in Baseball

Pitchers and catchers officially report to Mesa in 23 days with the first on field workout scheduled for Feb. 20. In 24 days, Chris Bosio will start working on the upcoming season with his pitching staff. For now, the pre-season rankings continue. The Cubs’ starting rotation when Spring Training begins in three weeks will be […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette during Front Office Friday on Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) and spent close to 20 minutes talking Cubs with the two former general managers. The Cubs might be done making big moves this off-season, but there are ongoing conversations with other teams, including the Rays. The Cubs […]

The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Changed Workout Regimen and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jason Hammel changed his off-season workout program after struggling in the second half last season. Hammel said on 670 The Score he wore down and that led to his poor performance. It’s easy to forget how good Jason Hammel was over the first three months last season. Hammel was the Cubs’ best starter and was […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: The Convention, Arrieta Exchanged Numbers and Minor Signings

It was a wild, loud weekend at the 31st Annual Cubs Convention. The three days was chock full of information from the Ricketts family, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and his coaching staff and minor league updates. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six players Friday, but were unable to agree to terms with Jake […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Exchange Numbers

Before the Sheraton Grand Chicago erupted in cheers, news surfaced the Cubs and Jake Arrieta exchanged salary numbers after not agreeing to terms on a contract for the upcoming season. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six more players prior to Friday’s deadline. And of the nine arbitration eligible players on the 40-man roster, only Jake […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Outfield Ranked Second in Baseball, Jake Arrieta and Other News

The accolades for the Chicago Cubs kept rolling in Thursday from Buster Olney. A day after the Cubs received top billing on Olney’s list of the best infields in the game, the group of outfielders received high praise from ESPN. According to Buster Olney, the Cubs have the second best outfield in baseball, behind Andrew […]

The Daily CCO: Seven Cubs File for Salary Arbitration, Caravan Kicks Off and Other News

Tuesday was the deadline for players to file for salary arbitration. 156 players across the league filed prior to the deadline, and seven of those players are on the Cubs’ big league roster. Jake Arrieta, Chris Coghlan, Justin Grimm, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Adam Warren and Travis Wood filed for arbitration. Tuesday’s deadline is really […]