Ben Zobrist Talks Baseball and the Cubs on ESPN 1000

One of the Cubs big off-season additions joined David Kaplan and Dan Dakich last Wednesday on ESPN 1000. Ben Zobrist is getting ready for his first Spring Training with the Cubs and spent time talking baseball, family, Joe Maddon and his new team on Kap & Company. On a conversation David Kaplan had about the […]

Cubs Updated Pitching Staff Projections

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa in 17 days, opinions vary on the Cubs starting rotation and bullpen. Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester lead a starting staff that is considered one of the six or seven best rotations in baseball. John Lackey and Jason Hammel should slot in behind Arrieta and Lester. Kyle Hendricks begins […]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

David Ross Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

David Ross joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Ross shared his views on the importance of being a good teammate and what he’s learned over his many years in the big leagues. Ross recently exchanged texts with his former locker-mate Dexter Fowler. While Fowler would not tip […]

The Daily CCO: MLB Network to Air Harry Caray Documentary and Other Cubs News and Rumors

MLB Network is scheduled to air a documentary on the legendary Harry Caray. “Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray” will premier Feb. 2 at 8:00pm CST as part of the latest edition of MLB Network Presents. Lifelong Cubs’ fan William Peterson narrates the special that features Steve Stone, Pat Hughes, Rick Sutcliffe, Bob Costas, […]

Cubs Rotation Ranked No. 1 in Baseball

Pitchers and catchers officially report to Mesa in 23 days with the first on field workout scheduled for Feb. 20. In 24 days, Chris Bosio will start working on the upcoming season with his pitching staff. For now, the pre-season rankings continue. The Cubs’ starting rotation when Spring Training begins in three weeks will be […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Third Most Improved Team and Other News and Rumors

Coming off a 97-win season, it’s hard to believe the Cubs have actually improved this off-season. But on paper, the Cubs are a better team than the one that wrapped up the regular season in Milwaukee. The front office added Jason Heyward to the young core that already included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Ranks Cubs No. 1 Team in Baseball

Buster Olney concluded his series of winter rankings with the top 10 teams of 2016, and the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball according to the input he received from evaluators across the league. The Cubs finished last season with the third most victories in baseball. While the Cubs might not win as […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Ranks Cubs Rotation Fourth Best in Baseball and Other News and Rumors

Buster Olney ranked the starting rotations in baseball. Olney based his list on information he gathered from evaluators around the game. To no surprise, the Mets ended up at the top of Olney’s list. And Chris Bosio’s guys checked in as the second best rotation in the NL Central and No. 4 in all of […]

Cubs Have a Blueprint to Follow for Sustained Success

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have always been connected and will always be compared. The two cities are major hubs in the Midwest and because of it have always been considered rivals. The two teams have played 2241 games against each other with the Cubs earning an 1127-1097 record against them. Most recently, […]