Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Infield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the infielders in big league camp. While the Cubs have two positions in the infield to find answers for this spring, it’s imperative for the Cubs success this season for Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to stay healthy throughout the spring and prepare […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Spring Has Sprung

Pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training and the on the field workouts officially began Friday. And Joe Maddon kept the media hopping for the first three days of his camp. The Cubs unveiled the patch the team will wear throughout the season to honor Ernie Banks. South Bend Cubs owner, Andrew Berlin, announced […]


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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Likes the Position the Cubs are In

Countdown to the Cubs Cactus League Openers: 13 days Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe Maddon met with the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the State of the Cubs the day before the first official workout of the spring. Pitchers and catchers reported to Mesa and start practicing Friday, even though several of the pitchers […]


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Baseball America Names Kris Bryant No. 1 Prospect, Six Cubs Land in Top 100 List

Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday night, and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014, Kris Bryant, was named the best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were two of the top three players on Baseball America’s top 100 and four […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant’s Concentration is on the Field, Not on the Business Side of Baseball

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 0 Its reporting day for the pitchers and catchers as baseball begins for the Chicago Cubs. Kris Bryant spoke with the media Wednesday on the eve of the pitchers and catchers report date, and the reigning Minor League Player of the Year delivered the same statement he […]


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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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FanGraphs Ranking of Top 200 Prospects Includes 11 Cubs, Kris Bryant Tops the List

Prospect ranking season continued Tuesday with FanGraphs’ list of the top 200 prospects. Kris Bryant topped FanGraphs ranking and the Cubs landed 11 total players among the top 200 prospects. For comparison, Keith Law had four Cubs in his top 100, seven Cubs ended up in Baseball Prospectus’ top 101 list and MLB Pipeline placed […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Ranked Third Best Manager in the Game

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 3 days Joe Maddon is generally considered one of the best managers in baseball, and according to Nick Cafardo’s latest ranking, only two skippers in the game are better than Maddon. Nick Cafardo ranked Joe Maddon as the third best manager behind Bruce Bochy (Giants) and Buck […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

Last week Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury that four teams have made real trade offers for Cole Hamels. Amaro Jr. did not provide details, which teams he was referring to or the identity of the four other teams that has kicked the tires on Hamels at some point this winter. It is unclear if Ruben […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Hope Hits a Fever Pitch

Hello again, everybody and happy Friday to you all. We are inching closer and closer to pitchers and catchers, to full-squad workouts, and to every daily newspaper running an article about the local baseball team entitled “Hope Springs Eternal.” That article is then followed later in the week by “Such and Such team looks to […]


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