The Daily CCO: Hector Rondon to Keep Closing ‘Em Out, News and Notes from Day Two of Camp Maddon

Countdown to the Cubs Cactus League Openers: 11 days The Cubs’ pen might have a couple of spots to fill and a few questions to find answers for but one role appears to be set. Joe Maddon said Saturday Hector Rondon will continue closing games for the Cubs. Maddon is happy with what he’s learned […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 the Score) to discuss his team two days in to Spring Training. Theo Epstein discussed several topics including the possibility of the team keeping Welington Castillo on the roster and carrying three catchers. Epstein also talked about the depth that […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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The Daily CCO: Baseball Begins, News and Notes the Day Before Cubs Pitchers and Catchers Report

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 1 day Baseball’s off-season officially comes to an end today as five teams open camp in Arizona and Florida. For the Cubs, the team wraps up its organizational meetings today as the early birds to Mesa continue to get their work in. It’s been one of the […]


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The Daily CCO: Scouts Really Like Jorge Soler and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 2 days With so much attention being paid to the Cuban players throughout the game, could the Cubs have the best young hitter of the bunch in their organization? According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the recurring theme from the Latin scouts he’s talked to is “of the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Check In at No. 13 in ESPN’s Pre-Spring Training Power Rankings

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 7 days The Cubs spent the off-season in the headlines. From the hiring to Joe Maddon to the signings of Jon Lester and Jason Hammel to trading for Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler and the numerous other moves, the front office made significant changes to the big […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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The Daily CCO: Training Program has David Ross Feeling Good about Upcoming Season and Other Cubs News

David Ross said he’s super excited about being with the Cubs and the upcoming season. The Cubs’ new backup catcher explained to Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) last week that by signing Jon Lester and bringing in Joe Maddon, the Cubs showed a commitment to winning. Ross admitted he […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Gives Back, Josh Vitters Moves On and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo recently gave back to the cancer center that treated him. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation “made a gift of $250,000 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine.” The money was raised through fundraisers and will be “used to support […]


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The Daily CCO: James Shields to Sign by End of the Week? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to Jon Paul Morosi, the question of where James Shields will be pitching for the foreseeable future could soon be answered. Morosi reported Tuesday night Shields “has multiple offers in hand and is expected to sign by the end of this week.” Morosi said it’s unknown as to which teams have an offer on […]


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