Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Roster Addition, News, Notes and Rumors as the Calendar Rolled to 2015

It was a rather busy end to 2014 and beginning to 2015 for the Cubs. The front office agreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia. FanGraphs projected a 10-win improvement for Joe Maddon’s Cubs and the holiday weekend wrapped up with rumor Sunday as baseball gears up for the stretch run before pitchers and catchers […]


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Cubs on Long List of Teams that Could Benefit from Adding Ben Zobrist to Roster

The Ben Zobrist rumors are heating up as baseball sets to return from a rather quiet week. As was said in the mainstream media on Saturday, any team planning on contending next season would benefit from having Ben Zobrist on its roster. It might be easier to list the teams that might not be interested […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon and Kris Bryant Two of the Most Interesting People in Baseball Entering 2015

The Cubs might not have the Most Interesting Man in the World on its payroll, but two of the most interesting people in baseball, according to Jerry Crasnick, will soon be in Mesa preparing for the 2015 season. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick posted his list of the 15 most interesting people in baseball going into the […]


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Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Planning on an Exciting Two Thousand Fifteen

Happy New Year! On the first day of the New Year there are reasons to look forward to the baseball season for the Chicago Cubs and not just the trade deadline or the draft. The team has its sights on dethroning the Cardinals in the division, at the very least a spot in the playoffs […]


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Kris Bryant Wraps Up Year on the Cover of Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Kris Bryant was the best player in the minor leagues last season. And it might be easier to list the awards he did not receive than the ones he did after putting up, for lack of a better word, ridiculous numbers in 138 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. For the season, Kris Bryant […]


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Cubs Headlines: Roster Moves, News, Notes and Rumors from the Holiday Weekend

The Cubs were rather busy leading up to Christmas with four roster moves and officially adding David Ross to the roster. The Cubs newest catcher discussed the team, his role and Jon Lester the following morning on MLB Network Radio. Unfortunately the biggest news of the weekend concerned Starlin Castro as he was tied to […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes on the Last Sunday of Two Thousand Fourteen

It’s hard to believe another year is almost over, only three full days left in Two Thousand Fourteen. And it was a good year for the Chicago Cubs with a better off-season to this point than the big league team turned in on the field in the first half of the year. The Cubs were […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs One of Baseball’s Biggest Storylines in the New Year?

Saying the Cubs have raised expectations for next year this winter is an understatement. But since there haven’t been any expectations for the past four to five years, the only way to go is up. It all started on the last day of the season in Milwaukee when Anthony Rizzo was asked about his expectations […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Tops Another Prospect List and Other Cubs News

Merry Christmas from The CCO! Former scout Bernie Pleskoff posted his ranking of the top 10 prospects in the game Tuesday. Two Cubs cracked his top 10 and a third just missed it. Pleskoff ranked Kris Bryant as the best young player in the game. Pleskoff said Bryant has “highlight reel power” and “uses the […]


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