Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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The Daily CCO: Is Kris Bryant the Future Face of the Franchise? And Other Cubs News and Notes

With James Shields agreeing to terms with the Padres on a four-year deal, a little look to the future seemed appropriate for a Monday. Until last year, the face of the Cubs was President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. As Anthony Rizzo started turning his season around and after the little fracas in Cincinnati, the […]


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The Daily CCO: James Shields to Sign by End of the Week? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to Jon Paul Morosi, the question of where James Shields will be pitching for the foreseeable future could soon be answered. Morosi reported Tuesday night Shields “has multiple offers in hand and is expected to sign by the end of this week.” Morosi said it’s unknown as to which teams have an offer on […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the First Day of February

It’s the first day of February, there are 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training and Billy Williams said, “The Cubs will win as a team in 2015.” And Mr. Williams knows Ernie Banks would give his stamp of approval. The Cubs are viewed as one of the most improved teams of […]


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Could Jake Arrieta Be the Key to the Cubs Success?

To say expectations for the Cubs are rather high would be an understatement. From guarantees to predictions to projections, for the first time under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs will be expected to win games at the big league level, and a lot of them. The front office made moves this off-season focused on improving […]


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The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]


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A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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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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