Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Hit Big Flies Early, Cubs Lose Late – Angels 10, Cubs 9

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs 9, Angels 10 WP – Greg Mahle (1-0) LP – Joseph Ortiz (0-1) Save – Alex Sanabia (1) Kris Bryant hit a pair of long home runs and Jorge Soler also went deep but Felix Doubront was rocked in the fifth inning and the Cubs lost another exhibition game […]


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The Daily CCO: The Schedule Makers Didn’t Do the Cubs Any Favors

The Cubs goal for the season is to win the National League Central Division and play in the post-season for the first time in seven years. And in order to do so, Joe Maddon’s team cannot stumble out of the gate. The Cubs must begin the season on a positive note and post their first winning […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon is Not Concerned or Worried About the Cubs

Lost in the big blasts hit consecutively by Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant on Tuesday is that the Cubs remain winless this spring (0-6-1). And Joe Maddon was asked about the Cubs not posting a victory in the first seven Cactus League games. Maddon told the Sun-Times he’s not worried or concerned about […]


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Cubs Spring Training Videos – Opening Weekend 2015 Cactus League

The Cubs began Cactus League play last weekend with five games in four days. It was a perfect weekend for baseball and great to hear the crack of a bat and the pop of a glove again. While the Cubs are still looking for their first win of the spring, there have been several very […]


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Soler, Baez and Bryant Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Still Winless on the Spring – Indians 10, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 6, Indians 10 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Blake Parker (0-1) Save – None Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant launched home runs in consecutive at bats to start the fourth inning. And Welington Castillo tied the exhibition game with a solo homer of his own […]


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Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur Homer in Cubs Third Loss of the Spring – Rockies 7, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Brett Marshall (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brooks Brown (1) Kris Bryant hit a mammoth two-run shot in the second inning that put the Cubs on the board. Albert Almora turned a single in to a Cubs run. Matt […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/07/15

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (0-2-1) vs. Rockies (0-3) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Brett Marshall (0-0, -.–, -.–) The Cubs hit the road this afternoon and travel to Scottsdale to take […]


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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in Scottsdale with a slam in second inning off Ryan Vogelsong. Billy McKinney homered in the eighth but […]


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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and international signings. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are two of the top five […]


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