The Daily CCO: Cubs Are Contenders Now? And Other News and Rumors

It’s been quite the off-season already for the team that finished with a 73-89 record but went 28-27 over the last two months of the season with Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro missing significant time. The front office brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots, made changes to the coaching staff that would seem […]

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Tom Ricketts: Hiring Joe Maddon Shows the Cubs are Committed to Winning

Tom Ricketts spent time Thursday morning on the Mully and Hanley (670 The Score) and talked about his team’s new manager, the Cubs payroll, television rights, the rooftops and Theo Epstein’s contract. The Cubs goal for next season is to win the National League Central Division. But obviously Tom Ricketts would like to see the […]

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Theo Epstein Reportedly Had Preliminary Talks with Tom Ricketts about a Contract Extension

Theo Epstein fielded the question about his contract status Monday and according to a report from Bruce Levine, an extension for the President of Baseball Operations could be the next announcement from the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season and he just signed a manager to a five-year deal through […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the New York Mets. Several of the […]

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The Daily CCO: Three Years Ago Theo Epstein was Introduced as Cubs President of Baseball Operations

Three years ago today, Theo Epstein was introduced as the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. During his first press conference with the Chicago and Boston media as the new face of the Cubs, Epstein talked about having an organization built from the ground up that focused on player development for its Sustained Success. Epstein explained […]

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Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with Oakland for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. After the […]

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Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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