Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately whoever wins the job will only be keeping it warm for super prospect Kris Bryant. Let’s take […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner Sunday morning on 670 The Score to talk about his team and the upcoming season. Theo Epstein addressed the Kris Bryant question, expectations, Jon Lester and pace of play. Epstein reiterated that there is room in the budget to add to the roster during the season if it makes sense […]


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The Daily CCO: The Spring Games Begin This Week and Cubs News from Day Ten of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 3 days The Cubs exhibition season begins this week with a pair of games in the Valley on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs have decided not to play an Intrasquad game this year. The pitchers have not built up enough innings and with a split squad day kicking off the […]


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The Daily CCO: A Positive Start to Spring Training and Cubs News from Day Nine of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 4 days Based on the volume of reports from Mesa, it’s been a good start to the spring for the Chicago Cubs. Jon Lester commented Saturday how impressed he’s been with Joe Maddon and pointed out that his new manager is as advertised. Maddon has set a positive tone […]


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The Daily CCO: All About Respect and Cubs News from Day Seven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 6 days The first week of Spring Training is in the books and today is the last Friday without a Cubs game until October. Based on the various reports the Cubs had another good day of practice Thursday as the players prepare for the Cactus League openers next week. […]


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The Daily CCO: Classic Rock, Manny Ramirez and Cubs News from Day Six of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 7 days Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Crane Kenney and Joe Maddon addressed the team prior to Wednesday’s first full squad workout. Maddon finished the talk with his team on the field before blasting Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen through the PA during warmups. […]


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MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm systems in the game. Jim Callis has been constant with […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Outfield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series concludes with a look at the outfielders in big league camp. The Cubs outfield has just as many questions as the rest of the team. There are two players that could provide answers in a big way offensively and defensively if they are able to stay on the […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant to See Time in the Outfield this Spring, News from Day Four of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 9 days A majority of the Cubs Spring Training Roster has already reported to camp and for those that did not report early they must be in Mesa at some point today. The first full squad workout is Wednesday and the Cactus League openers are just around the corner. […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]


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