A Roundup of Cubs Rumors from Day One of Baseball’s Off-Season

Baseball doesn’t really have an off-season. It would be more accurate to label winter as baseball’s second season. There may not be games played in Major League ballparks, but the news cycle rarely slows down. The day after the Royals beat the Mets and won the World Series, 139 players became free agents as all […]

Cubs 2015 Team Leaders – Pitching

The Cubs 2015 pitching staff will be remembered by the season turned in by Jake Arrieta. And his historic second half alone should make him the fifth Cy Young award winner in franchise history. Jake Arrieta dominated after the break like no other starting pitcher the game has ever seen. Arrieta was 12-1 in 15 […]

The Daily CCO: Hammel’s Second Half Struggles Can Be Traced to Injury and Other Cubs News

Jason Hammel had a rough second half. Hammel did not pitch to his own expectations to the point he said last week he “sucked for three months.” Hammel put together an All-Star worthy first three months of the season and was the constant in the Cubs’ rotation. In his first 17 starts, Hammel was 5-4 […]

Jed Hoyer: Cubs Were Super-Aggressive Trying to Acquire Pitching Leading Up to the Deadline

The Cubs priority since day one of the current administration has been to add pitching to the organization. And the front office’s focus has not changed four years later. The Cubs know the team is short on pitching, especially in the starting rotation. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said a year ago the front office […]

Cubs Would Like to Add at Least One Quality Starting Pitcher

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the front office planned to add two impact starting pitchers over the next 12-18 months to an organization that was rather thin in the pitching department. The Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter and for the second off-season in a row pitching is a priority for the […]

Well, That’s It Boys … Great Season! Cubs Lose Game 4 of NLCS – Mets 8, Cubs 3

National League Championship Series Game 4 – Cubs 3, Mets 8 WP – Bartolo Colon (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1) Save – None The Cubs season came to an end Wednesday night as the Mets completed the four-game sweep of the NLCS and advanced to the World Series. The Cubs were unable to slow […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – NLCS Game 4 – 10/21/15

National League Championship Series Game 4: Cubs (97-65, 0-3) vs. Mets (90-72, 3-0) Game Time – 7:07pm CDT Coverage – TV: TBS – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89 (Cubs), 844 (Cubs), 183 (Mets), 80 (National) and ESPN Radio Location – Wrigley Field Jason Hammel (10-7, 3.74/1.16/3.68) vs. Steven Matz (4-0, […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 4 of NLCS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS. And there are several changes to the starting nine. Maddon is sticking with Jason Hammel as his starting pitcher as he said he would. Hammel will be on a short leash. With Hammel going in Game 4 if the Cubs are able to send […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Tuesday, Time for Cubs to Start a One-Game Winning Streak

With manic Monday out of the way, it’s a new day. And the Cubs have date Tuesday night with the Mets at the old ballyard. The Cubs were all on the same page during Monday’s workout at Wrigley. From the players to Joe Maddon to the coaching staff and front office no one is panicking […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Down, But Not Out and Other News

The Cubs are down 0-2 in the NLCS after Sunday’s disappointing loss. The Cubs have a chance to regroup Monday before Game 3 on Tuesday at Wrigley. This team has not gone away quietly all season and won’t start now. Absolutely nothing went the Cubs way for two days in New York. While the Mets […]