The Daily CCO: Cubs to Embrace Expectations in 2016

Happy New Year! It’s a New Year and with coming off the season the Cubs had, the expectations for the team are going to be enormous. The Cubs are already being talked about as one of the best teams in all of baseball, at least on paper. The goal is the same this year as […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes as the Calendar Gets Ready to Flip to a New Year

Happy New Year! It’s the last day of Two Thousand Fifteen and what a year it was for the Chicago Cubs. The hype that started at the Convention last January continued throughout the spring and into the regular season. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell made their big league debuts in April. Kyle Schwarber had a […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Stocking Full of Projections, Highlights, Minor Signings and a Rumor or Two

As Two Thousand Fifteen winds down, the holiday weekend was a time of reflection and looking toward the future at Chicago Cubs Online. Projections for next season were posted as well as one last look at the incredible, award winning seasons put together by Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant. The front office has not ruled […]

Jake Arrieta’s Top Five Games of 2015

Jake Arrieta followed up his breakout 2014 season with a dominant year than included an historic second half and was topped off with a National League Cy Young Award. Everyone knows the stats by now. Jake Arrieta was 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 2.35 FIP. Arrieta gave up 52 runs, 45 earned, […]

The Biggest Longballs of 2015 from Twelve Cubs

The Cubs punished more than their share of baseballs last season. The Cubs seemingly filled the 162-game schedule with one memorable moment after the other and most involved a ball leaving the park or at the very least an extra-base knock. As a team, the Cubs collected 1,341 hits, which placed them 14th in the […]

Pitching Staff Projections for the 2016 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for eight weeks and Opening Night against the Angels in Los Angeles is more than three months away, but it’s never too early projections. The Cubs will begin Spring Training not only the popular pick to win the NL Central Division Crown but also as a favorite to be the […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Clayton Richard, Tender Contracts to Six Arbitration Eligible Players

The Cubs tendered contracts to six of the nine arbitration eligible players, including RHP Jake Arrieta and LHP Travis Wood, avoided arbitration with LHP Rex Brothers and LHP Clayton Richard and non-tendered RHP Ryan Cook and LHP Jack Leathersich. The Cubs tendered contracts for the 2016 season to all but one of the automatic renewal players […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs Off-Season on ESPN 1000

Jed Hoyer joined David Kaplan during his show Monday afternoon on ESPN 1000. The Cubs are preparing for two rather busy weeks. Hoyer said the Cubs are not close on anything right now, either free agent signings or trades. Hoyer also discussed the Cubs outfield defense and the team’s plans for Kris Bryant and Kyle […]

The Daily CCO: Bryant Ranked Fifth Best Third Sacker, Update on Cahill and Cubs News and Rumors

Baseball’s second season kicks into high gear this week. Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players for next season. And Baseball’s Winter Meetings officially begin next Monday. Many in the game are expecting a busy five days leading up to the weekend and the start of the Meetings. Buster Olney […]

David Price Update: Blue Jays Out? Red Sox Reportedly All In

With the Winter Meetings just a little over a week away, the market for David Price appears to be taking shape. The Cubs remain among the teams interested in signing Price, along with the Red Sox, Dodgers, Giants and Cardinals. Price may have lost a possible destination on Friday night. Despite reports suggesting Price would […]