The Daily CCO: A Busy Week on Tap for the Cubs

The next seven days will be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The Owners Meeting is in Phoenix this week (Jan. 14-15) and the 30th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday (Jan. 16-18) and runs through the weekend. Anthony Rizzo’s Laugh-Off for Cancer (Jan. 15) is Thursday. The team has not released any information about the […]


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Jason Hammel Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason Hammel and the Cubs pulled off a rarity this off-season, re-signing with a team that was traded from at the previous deadline. Hammel was one of the front office’s targets this winter and he’s happy to be back with the team. Jason Hammel joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network […]


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The Daily CCO: Sporting News Predicts the Ultimate Success for the Cubs in 2015

The Sporting News posted its predictions for the upcoming season. And not only is the publication picking the Cubs to win the National League Central Division, the Sporting News is going all in and predicting the Cubs will beat the Tigers in the Fall Classic and win the World Series. According to the Sporting News, […]


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The Daily CCO: Roster Decisions on the Horizon, Checking on Baez and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the first weekend of Two Thousand Fifteen and the Cubs have roster decisions to make. The team has not announced the signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia yet and will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before officially adding him to the mix in the outfield. The Cubs may have already […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Planning on an Exciting Two Thousand Fifteen

Happy New Year! On the first day of the New Year there are reasons to look forward to the baseball season for the Chicago Cubs and not just the trade deadline or the draft. The team has its sights on dethroning the Cardinals in the division, at the very least a spot in the playoffs […]


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Cubs a Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer?

When the off-season began, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said the Cubs would like to sign one, ideally two starting pitchers this winter. And it was obvious the front office’s primary target was Jon Lester. With the financial flexibility the team was believed to have, the Cubs were linked to every free agent regardless if […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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The Daily CCO: Extension Talks with Jake Arrieta Still a Possibility this Off-Season

Jake Arrieta is coming off a career-year. Arrieta emerged as the top starter on the Cubs staff and posted a 10-5 record in 25 starts with a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 2.26 FIP. Arrieta struck out 167 batters with 41 walks in 156 2/3 innings. Arrieta has been very good with the Cubs under […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Sticking to The Plan and Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Wednesday afternoon in San Diego and shot down several internet reports about the Cubs pursuing a “big bat” and another top of the rotation-type starter on the free agent market, like James Shields. Epstein did not address signing Jon Lester but he did say the Cubs would not […]


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