The Daily CCO: Sports Illustrated Points to Cubs Adding Joe Maddon as Best Move of Baseball’s Off-Season

This has been one of the busiest off-seasons in the history of the game and it’s not over. There is seven weeks to go before pitchers and catcher start reporting to Spring Training and there are two big name starting pitchers that remain unsigned and one even bigger starting pitcher that could be traded. The […]


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Position Player Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will lead what has a chance to be an exciting lineup when the season starts. Rizzo and Castro are the two staples of a young roster as Theo Epstein pointed out early this off-season. The Cubs new hitting coaches, John Mallee and Eric Hinske are in charge of cutting down […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Tops Another Prospect List and Other Cubs News

Merry Christmas from The CCO! Former scout Bernie Pleskoff posted his ranking of the top 10 prospects in the game Tuesday. Two Cubs cracked his top 10 and a third just missed it. Pleskoff ranked Kris Bryant as the best young player in the game. Pleskoff said Bryant has “highlight reel power” and “uses the […]


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The Daily CCO: Motte Has Plenty of Reasons to Finish Games for the Cubs and Other News and Notes

The Cubs signed Jason Motte to a one-year contract for $4.5 million to add a veteran presence to a young bullpen and give Joe Maddon insurance late in games. For as good as the backend of the pen was at the end of last season, the young arms lack experience closing out games for a team […]


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Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 1990 – 2014

It’s always interesting to look back on players’ careers, especially ones that have garnered a lot of attention as prospects. Sometimes a player fulfills the promise he showed in the minors and in some cases there are players that are not able to be successful on the biggest stage. Looking back at the list of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/22/14

It was a busy week leading into the holidays in the winter leagues as most of the Cubs’ prospects currently on rosters saw playing time. It continued to be basehits or strikeouts for Javier Baez as he had a big night Friday in Puerto Rico. Third base prospect Jeimer Candelario made his winter debut for […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Front Office’s Next Move

Saturday came and went with no movement on the Welington Castillo front or an acknowledgement from the team that David Ross had agreed to a two-year contract. Speculation continued as to where the Cubs could trade Castillo and what he might bring in return. The Cubs have a full 40-man roster with Ross’ contract pending. […]


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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 Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). And McLeod spent quite a bit of time discussing Javier Baez and what he thought the young infielder learned last season. Kris Bryant and C.J. Edwards were […]


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The Daily CCO: A Big Night for Baez after a Busy Day for the Cubs

Javier Baez notched his first three-hit game in Winter Ball on Friday night in Santurce’s 7-2 win over Caguas. Baez started at shortstop, hit third and went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Baez struck out in his other at bat. Javier Baez is 8-for-18 in five games […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Tommy La Stella

Considering all the Cubs have accomplished lately, it’s easy to see why that the trade of RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Atlanta Braves for INF Tommy La Stella, that was made in November got lost in the shuffle. Let’s take a look at what might have made the Cubs acquire him and how he could […]


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