A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks Found a Formula for Success in Impressive Debut

Kyle Hendricks burst on to the scene and was rather impressive after he was called up last season. I wanted to take a little deeper look into his Major League debut with a statistical analysis and to see if we could expect more of the same in 2015. Hendricks having limited Major League experience is […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]


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Jason Hammel Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason Hammel and the Cubs pulled off a rarity this off-season, re-signing with a team that was traded from at the previous deadline. Hammel was one of the front office’s targets this winter and he’s happy to be back with the team. Jason Hammel joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network […]


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Cubs a Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer?

When the off-season began, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said the Cubs would like to sign one, ideally two starting pitchers this winter. And it was obvious the front office’s primary target was Jon Lester. With the financial flexibility the team was believed to have, the Cubs were linked to every free agent regardless if […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 1990 – 2014

It’s always interesting to look back on players’ careers, especially ones that have garnered a lot of attention as prospects. Sometimes a player fulfills the promise he showed in the minors and in some cases there are players that are not able to be successful on the biggest stage. Looking back at the list of […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do and Holes in the Roster to Fill

The Cubs had a very good week in San Diego but are far from finished with the roster. Jed Hoyer told the beat writers the Cubs are in the fourth or fifth inning of the off-season. Hoyer said, “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a busy week. We leave here […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Sticking to The Plan and Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Wednesday afternoon in San Diego and shot down several internet reports about the Cubs pursuing a “big bat” and another top of the rotation-type starter on the free agent market, like James Shields. Epstein did not address signing Jon Lester but he did say the Cubs would not […]


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