Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though season in the Cubs revamped rotation. Arrieta was very good a year ago for a last place team after spending the first month of […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Theo Epstein joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) last Friday. And the Cubs President of Baseball Operations discussed a variety of topics before the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein explained why the additions of Joe Maddon and Jon Lester are important to the team, the expectations […]


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The Daily CCO: Max Scherzer Goes to Washington for Seven Years and Cubs News and Rumors

The Daily returns following information overload from the Cubs Convention. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa one month from today. The mystery is over. RHP Max Scherzer reportedly agreed to terms on a seven year contract with the Washington Nationals for more than $180 million. Scherzer turned down six years and $144 million from the […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]


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Jason Hammel Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason Hammel and the Cubs pulled off a rarity this off-season, re-signing with a team that was traded from at the previous deadline. Hammel was one of the front office’s targets this winter and he’s happy to be back with the team. Jason Hammel joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network […]


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The Daily CCO: Sporting News Predicts the Ultimate Success for the Cubs in 2015

The Sporting News posted its predictions for the upcoming season. And not only is the publication picking the Cubs to win the National League Central Division, the Sporting News is going all in and predicting the Cubs will beat the Tigers in the Fall Classic and win the World Series. According to the Sporting News, […]


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The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez is Glad to be Back with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Dave Martinez is returning to the Cubs, the organization he broke in with back in 1986 and was drafted by in 1983. Martinez spoke with Carrie Muskat about his homecoming. Martinez called the Cubs his second home and predicted Joe Maddon “will make it very interesting with the Cubs.” Maddon is going to rely on […]


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Report: Cubs One of the Teams Linked to RHP James Shields

According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of seven teams “who have had discussions or shown interest” in free agent right hander James Shields. The Shields’ market has been slow to develop and it is believed his agent, PSI Sports Management, might have scared teams interested in signing Shields away when […]


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