Joe Maddon Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during Tuesday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) for his now weekly segment. Maddon had a weekly spot on Inside Pitch while he was with the Rays. It’s good to see the Cubs allowed him to continue his conversations with Stern and Bowden in what is appointment radio. […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Postpone a Game, Take a Day Off the Calendar and Rearrange Rotation

The Cubs cancelled Tuesday night’s game with the Cardinals due to the sub-freezing wind chills and rain. The game will be made up when St. Louis returns to Wrigley in either July (July 6-8) or September (Sept. 18-20). By July, the bleachers will be open and the Cubs’ roster could look a lot different by […]


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Cubs Plan is to Play Bryant, Russell and Baez at Multiple Positions with I-Cubs and News from the Farm

The front office would like for the position players coming up through the system to be able to play at least two positions in the field. The Cubs are so focused on position flexibility that they’ve added it to each player’s development plan. Jaron Madison, the Cubs farm director, spoke with the Des Moines Register […]


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Iowa Cubs Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released its initial roster for the 2015 season Monday and it features two of the top prospects in not only the Cubs system but in all of baseball, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. The trio of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez will make the Iowa Cubs a must-follow team at […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Minor League Predictions

Minor League Predictions Once again it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and make some predictions. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The upcoming minor league season looks […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs Prior to the Season Opener

Jed Hoyer joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito Saturday morning on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Hoyer was in Oklahoma City driving back to Chicago from Arizona. The Cubs GM took time to answer several questions about his ball club on the eve of Opening Night. Jed Hoyer talked about the front office’s decision […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation, Wood In, Jackson to the Bullpen

Countdown to Opening Night: 1 day Joe Maddon made it official before Friday night’s practice game against the Diamondbacks, Travis Wood made the rotation and Edwin Jackson would start the season in the bullpen. The decisions to have Wood stay in the rotation and Jackson to be the team’s long man in the pen were […]


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Cubs Top Another Organizational Ranking, Kyle Schwarber and News from the Farm

Minor League Ball posted its pre-season ranking of the farm systems this week. And the Cubs landed at the top of John Sickels’ list. The Cubs are one of five elite organizations in the game according to John Sickels, along with the Red Sox (2), Twins (3), Dodgers (4) and Rangers (5). Sickels thinks the […]


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The Daily CCO: Two Announcements and Two More Exhibition Games on Tap for the Cubs

Countdown to Opening Night: 2 days The Cubs still have business to take care of before the team makes its way from Arizona to Chicago to open the 2015 season on Sunday night against the Cardinals. The Cubs have two exhibition games with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Edwin Jackson starts Friday night, Travis Wood […]


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Rambling about the Cubs on the Eve of the Eve

Hello again, everybody. Real games are so close I can almost taste them. Well, to be fair, I just had some hot dogs, so I like, literally just tasted baseball. And yes, I am very well aware that is an erroneous use of “literally.” The North Side is abuzz with the excitement of baseball, video […]


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