Kris Bryant, Service Time and Scott Boras

As the start of the season quickly approaches, many Cubs fans are debating whether or not phenom prospect Kris Bryant is better served to start with the team on Opening Day or continue his development in the minors. There’s no doubt that Bryant is one of the most exciting prospects that fans have seen in […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Set to Start Working in the Outfield and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is finally going to see time in the outfield, and the process to expose Bryant to one of the corner spots could begin Tuesday. Joe Maddon addressed Bryant playing outfield prior to Sunday’s game. Maddon said Bryant will start working in the outfield on Tuesday when the team returns from the off day. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/21/15

Spring Training Game Twenty: Cubs (8-10-1) vs. Mariners (8-7-2) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Eric Jokisch (0-0, 7.20, 1.40) vs. Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00, 0.50) The Cubs return to Sloan Park after three days on the Spring Training road. And what was […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Does Starlin Castro Eventually Settle In as the No. 2 Hitter in the Cubs Lineup?

Based on what the history book, or at least Baseball-Reference, says about Joe Maddon it is very unlikely Maddon finds a lineup and sticks with it, even for half of the 162-game schedule. And Maddon will field questions from the media about his lineup on a daily basis. Joe Maddon should start answering a few […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Defense, Cubs Play a B-Game and Other News and Notes

Joe Maddon has spent Spring Training getting to know his players and learning what each of them brings to the table – both at the plate and in the field. Defense is just as important as what a player produces at the plate. Maddon is not sure what kind of team the Cubs will be […]


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