The Daily CCO: Bryant Gets Engaged, Baez Plays Center and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Kris Bryant made headlines Tuesday night when he announced on Twitter he asked his longtime girlfriend Jessica Delp to marry him. Bryant tweeted along with a photo, “Only took me eight years, but I can’t wait to marry my best friend! Perfect way to end an unforgettable year.” One of his teammates was not very […]

Report Connects Cubs to Andrew Miller

Prior to the Winter Meetings a report from Jerry Crasnick indicated the Cubs were “actively exploring a trade for one of the top closers.” Crasnick did not provide any names but soon after reports surfaced the Cubs and Rays were discussing various trades. Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger were two of the pitchers reportedly in […]

The Daily CCO: Baez Played Third Game in Center Field and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez played center field for the third time this winter in Santurce’s 2-1 loss to Mayaguez on Sunday. Baez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout at the plate. Based on the game recap, Baez had a lot of action in the outfield Sunday. Nine balls were hit his way. Baez caught a ball in the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/28/15

As we near the end of the year, it is also nearing the end of the regular season in winter ball, and playoff time! The Dominican Winter League has already concluded their regular season, and the Cubs will be well represented. Five players will be participating, including Arismendy Alcantara and Felix Pena. Meanwhile, playoff spots […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Stocking Full of Projections, Highlights, Minor Signings and a Rumor or Two

As Two Thousand Fifteen winds down, the holiday weekend was a time of reflection and looking toward the future at Chicago Cubs Online. Projections for next season were posted as well as one last look at the incredible, award winning seasons put together by Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant. The front office has not ruled […]

The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Delivers in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Notes

Play resumed Saturday in Puerto Rico and Javier Baez was in the starting lineup for Santurce. Baez batted fourth and played shortstop in the 4-0 win over Caguas. Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a RBI and a run scored in four trips to the plate. Baez did not strikeout for the […]

The Biggest Longballs of 2015 from Twelve Cubs

The Cubs punished more than their share of baseballs last season. The Cubs seemingly filled the 162-game schedule with one memorable moment after the other and most involved a ball leaving the park or at the very least an extra-base knock. As a team, the Cubs collected 1,341 hits, which placed them 14th in the […]

The Daily CCO: Happy Christmas

Tis the season to say ‘Thank You’ for a tremendous year and to wish all of our readers, the Cubs faithful, a very Merry Christmas It was relatively quiet Thursday around the game outside of Daniel Murphy agreeing to terms with the Nationals on a three-year deal. Speculation continued on where the rather long list […]

The Daily CCO: Baez and Alcantara Winter Ball Updates, Jason Heyward and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara are spending their off-season playing baseball. Baez is in Puerto Rico and Alcantara is getting work in the Dominican Republic. Baez had his first multi-hit game Sunday night. Baez went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. In nine games for Santurce, Baez is 6-for-29 with a home run, six walks […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/21/15

¡Feliz Navidad! Debuts were the theme of this past week for the Cubs in winter ball. Pitcher Felix Pena made his first appearance of the winter in the Dominican Republic, while newly signed Luis Parra, Juan Perez and Jean Machi made their Cubs debuts. Over in the Roberto Clemente League, Javier Baez lined up for […]