The Daily CCO: Cubs Sit Atop CBS Sports Pre-Season Power Rankings, Jon Lester and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 8 Days CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder released his pre-season power rankings on Wednesday. And the Chicago Cubs, the team FanGraphs has projected to win 94 games in the upcoming season, is No. 1 in the rankings. The front office spent the winter building on a roster that finished third in […]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: First Base

It seems like at every position on the diamond that the Chicago Cubs have multiple players that manager Joe Maddon can use. Some positions are even three to four deep with potential options. First base is the only position that manager Joe Maddon can write the same name with confidence no matter the match-up. Let’s […]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs Hit the Ball Pretty Bleepin’ Hard and Other News and Notes

With Spring Training just around the corner, most teams are done making major roster moves. Managers are starting to jot down starting lineups for the exhibition season that begins in less than a month. Paul Casella used Statcast data from last season to rank the teams “that figure to boast the hardest-hitting overall lineups.” Casella […]

Ben Zobrist Lands at No. 6 on MLB Network’s Ranking of Top 10 Second Basemen

MLB Network released its list of the top 10 second basemen Thursday night, and the Cubs’ new second baseman made the cut. “The Shredder” ranked Ben Zobrist as the sixth best second baseman in the game. According to The Shredder, the Cubs infielders all made it in the top 10 for their respective positions: Anthony […]

Cubs Updated Position Player, Win Total Projections

Opening Day of the 2016 season is just over two months away and there are a lot of practices and exhibition games on the horizon before the Cubs play a game that counts. FanGraphs has updated its Steamer projections for the 2016 season. And the Cubs win-loss projection changed slightly from mid-January. Instead of 95 […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Prospect Talk and Rankings, NRIs, David Ross and More Rumors

The final weekend in January started on a high note Friday for 18 players currently not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster when the Cubs announced the list of NRIs to Spring Training. And six of the non-roster invitees to big league camp are from the Cubs’ system. Six players made MLB Pipeline’s list of the […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Would Like to See a Cubs-Red Sox Fall Classic

Theo Epstein was in Boston on Thursday for his annual “Foundation To Be Named Later” dinner and talked to the local media about the Cubs and his former team. Before the private dinner, Epstein was asked about David Ortiz as he enters his final season in the big leagues. Epstein would like to see Ortiz […]

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: Kris Bryant Top Third Baseman in NL, Second in Baseball and Cubs News and Notes

MLB Network ranked the third basemen in the game and based on results from “The Shredder” the reigning NL Rookie of the Year is the top third baseman in the Senior Circuit. Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best third baseman in baseball, behind AL MVP Josh Donaldson. The order of the top 10 […]

Video Highlights Kris Bryant’s First Two Years with Cubs

MLB Pipeline releases its pre-season ranking Friday (8:00pm CST) of the Top 100 Prospects in baseball. And in advance of the 2016 prospect list, MLB.com posted a video with highlights of Kris Bryant’s first two years with the Cubs. From the second overall pick in the 2013 draft to the 2015 National League Rookie of […]