The Daily CCO: Cubs to Honor Ernie Banks During the Upcoming Season

Tom Ricketts spoke to the beat writers during Friday’s public visitation for Ernie Banks. And the Cubs’ Chairman said, according to a report from ESPN Chicago, that the upcoming season would be dedicated to Mr. Cub. Tom Ricketts said nothing is set yet on exactly how the team will honor Ernie Banks, but the season […]

Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]

Carlos Marmol, Front Office Changes and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Carlos Marmol was accused in a Dominican Republic court on Wednesday of domestic assault. Miledys Mejia Cepeda, 24, accused Marmol of violating articles 309-1, 309-2 and 333-2 of the Dominican Republic criminal code which are violence against women and filed a criminal complaint. The police have not filed charges according to the Tribune and he […]

Laying Down the Bunts … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

It is position player reporting day in Cubs Camp … A majority of the players have already reported to Fitch Park but after Thursday Dale Sveum will have his full Spring Training roster in camp. There are only four position players that have not reported … Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt and Jae-Hoon Ha. […]

A Full Field of Cubs Rumors and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said countless times they like keeping their decisions close to the vest. And while not much is coming out of the offices at 1060 West Addison, the Cubs continue to be connected to free agents and linked to possible trades. Most think the Cubs are interested in Prince Fielder, […]

Sveum Asked Chris Bosio to be Cubs Pitching Coach

As reported on Wednesday, Dale Sveum has spoken with former teammate Chris Bosio about becoming the Cubs’ new pitching coach. According to a report from the Tribune, Sveum has asked Bosio to take the position replacing Mark Riggins.

Sveum Interviews … Maddux Next Up for the Cubs

The Cubs conducted the second interview for their managerial opening on Monday. Current Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum became the second candidate to go through the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer interview process. Dale Sveum was asked about winning now and he said when dealing with the Cubs and any major market team you are expected to […]

A Deadline, A Press Conference and More Decisions for Team Epstein

Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer and Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Jason McLeod will be formally introduced on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm CDT during a joint press conference at Wrigley Field. Theo Epstein added both Hoyer and McLeod to his staff last Wednesday night. ‘Team Epstein’ has hit the ground running […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 08/22/11

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (56-71) vs. Braves (76-52) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (10-8, 3.80/1.37) vs. Jair Jurrjens (12-5, 2.84/1.17) After winning two of three over the weekend from the Cardinals, the Cubs open […]

Tyler Colvin Headed for the Minors?

According to multiple reports Saturday night, Tyler Colvin could be looking at a trip to the minors in the near future. Mike Quade is not playing Tyler Colvin and when he has Colvin has looked lost at the plate. Quade had Blake DeWitt in his starting lineup Sunday in left field further proving that the […]