Cubs Weekend Headlines: Gordon Updates, Pitching Rumors and McLeod Provides Prospect Info

Reports continued throughout the weekend on what moves the Cubs could make this off-season as the World Series played on in New York. The Cubs are one of the teams expected to be in the mix for Alex Gordon and the front office could sign a veteran starter according to Peter Gammons. Jason McLeod talked […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of the final half hour of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Jason McLeod talked about Pierce Johnson, David Garner, Carl Edwards Jr., Duane Underwood Jr. and many of the young pitchers […]

Tim Wilken Leaving Cubs to Take Position in Diamondbacks Front Office

According to reports from Bruce Levine and Mark Gonzales, Tim Wilken is leaving the Cubs to take a similar position in the Diamondbacks’ front office. Tim Wilken was a Special Assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer and is one of the most respected talent evaluators in the game. Tim Wilken interviewed for the Director […]

Epstein Focused on Cubs Not Contract Extension, Expects Front Office to Remain Intact

Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season. Epstein has one year left on the five-year contract he signed in October 2011. Reports first surfaced last fall that Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts were discussing a contract extension. Both Epstein and Ricketts later confirmed those reports. And Epstein was expected to sign a contract […]

The Daily CCO: School was Back In-Session and Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough time Friday night against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Clayton Kershaw was at the top of his game while several mistakes in the sixth inning led to the Cubs third straight loss. The Cubs slipped a game back of the Pirates in the NL Wild Card race. Pittsburgh scored two […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Lots of Home Runs, A Sweep and 20 Games Over .500

The Cubs had a very good weekend on the field. Joe Maddon’s team completed its fourth, four-game sweep of the season, and both gained ground in the division and created a little breathing room in the NL Wild Card race. The Cubs played to the conditions at Wrigley and smacked 12 home runs in the […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein is Committed to the Cubs, Reportedly Getting Closer on a New Deal

The Cubs made it two in a row over the Braves on Friday afternoon. And not only maintained the four game lead over the Giants but gained ground in the division Friday night. Madison Bumgarner beat the Pirates 6-4 and the Cardinals lost 9-3 in San Diego. The Cubs will enter play Saturday four games […]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs are a Special Place for Jason McLeod and Other News

The Cubs got back on track Thursday night behind Jake Arrieta and started ‘American Legion’ week off with a win over the Braves. Joe Maddon wants his team to just show up to Wrigley ready to play. And the results were there for offense and defense in the opener with the Braves. The Cubs picked […]

The Daily CCO: Schwarber Not Likely a DH Option, Best Case for Baez is Six Weeks and Other Cubs News

The Cubs return to the field tonight with the first of two in Detroit. The Cubs could tweak the roster for the upcoming games against the Tigers, Reds, Indians and Twins. But based on what Jason McLeod said Monday night, the roster changes will not include Kyle Schwarber. There has been a lot of speculation, […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Back to Five Over, Javier Baez, Closer by Committee and Rumors

It was an incredibly busy first weekend in June for the Chicago Cubs. On the field, the Cubs played their best series of the season. Even with the Nationals struggling, taking three of four on the road from any team in baseball should be considered an accomplishment. The Cubs played good ball all weekend, received […]