The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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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: Cubs Looking for Jason Hammel to Slide Back into the Rotation and Other News and Notes

Happy New Year! If all goes as planned in Spring Training, Jason Hammel should begin the season as the third starter in Joe Maddon’s rotation. The front office made a second tour for Hammel a priority when the off-season began and he’s back in the fold for the Cubs for at least two more years. […]


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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs One of Baseball’s Biggest Storylines in the New Year?

Saying the Cubs have raised expectations for next year this winter is an understatement. But since there haven’t been any expectations for the past four to five years, the only way to go is up. It all started on the last day of the season in Milwaukee when Anthony Rizzo was asked about his expectations […]


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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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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]


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Cubs Receive Cash from Oakland to Complete Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel Trade

The Cubs received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Athletics on Monday to complete the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland last July 4 a team source confirmed Tuesday morning. The Cubs were expected to receive a player as the fourth piece in the deal in which Addison Russell, Billy […]


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The Daily CCO: A Good Night for Javier Baez and Other Cubs News

It was a good night at the plate for the Cubs’ second baseman. Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout hitting third for Santurce. Baez was the designated hitter in his second game action of the winter. Javier Baez followed up his 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a sac fly RBI with […]


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