The Daily CCO: ESPN Posts Lineup Suggestions for Maddon and Other Cubs News and Rumors

With the way the Cubs’ roster is currently constructed, Joe Maddon doesn’t have a prototypical leadoff hitter to pencil in at the top of his lineup on a daily basis. Re-signing Dexter Fowler is still a possibility, but the front office does not appear interested in bringing him back. Buster Olney recently examined key lineup […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Third Most Improved Team and Other News and Rumors

Coming off a 97-win season, it’s hard to believe the Cubs have actually improved this off-season. But on paper, the Cubs are a better team than the one that wrapped up the regular season in Milwaukee. The front office added Jason Heyward to the young core that already included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber […]

Farm Director Jaron Madison Runs Down Cubs System with Myrtle Beach’s Scott Kornberg

Scott Kornberg, Myrtle Beach’s new play-by-play broadcaster, caught up with Cubs farm director Jaron Madison during the Convention. Jaron Madison talked about more in the Cubs’ system than the prospects during his informative conversation with Scott Kornberg. On the Cubs coming off a 97-win season spurred by young players such as Kris Bryant and Kyle […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Most Fearsome Foursome in Baseball and Other News

MLB.com ranked Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber the best quartet of sluggers in baseball based on the 2016 Steamer projections. Andrew Simon took a look at “the top five lineup foursomes for next season, based on cumulative offensive runs (Off), a component of wins above replacement (WAR) that includes batting and […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Ranks Cubs Lineup Tops in the National League, Third in Baseball

Buster Olney posted his ranking of the top 10 lineups in baseball and based on conversations he’s had with rival evaluators, the Cubs lineup came in third among all 30 teams, and first in the National League. Olney ranked the Blue Jays and Rangers as the top two lineups in baseball followed by the Cubs. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the No. 1 Infield According to ESPN, Epstein, Maddon and Other News

Buster Olney continued his rankings of the team units Wednesday. And the Cubs topped Olney’s list of the best infields in the game. Olney based the Cubs No. 1 ranking on input he received from evaluators and “for overall play, not just defense or offense.” Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP. […]

Cubs Have a Blueprint to Follow for Sustained Success

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have always been connected and will always be compared. The two cities are major hubs in the Midwest and because of it have always been considered rivals. The two teams have played 2241 games against each other with the Cubs earning an 1127-1097 record against them. Most recently, […]

The Daily CCO: Jason Heyward, One of the Most Interesting People in Baseball and Other Cubs News

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Jason Heyward is the third most interesting person in baseball as the New Year begins. Crasnick released his list of the 16 most interesting people in the game, and the Cubs’ new outfielder ranked behind the Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke and Red Sox Ace, David Price. After Heyward rounding out the […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Embrace Expectations in 2016

Happy New Year! It’s a New Year and with coming off the season the Cubs had, the expectations for the team are going to be enormous. The Cubs are already being talked about as one of the best teams in all of baseball, at least on paper. The goal is the same this year as […]