The Cubs Off Season: 130 Days Down, Two to Go

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just two days … Several of the players are already in Mesa preparing for the start of camp. Those that have yet to show up to Fitch Park are in route … and that goes for Jim Hendry and Mike Quade as well. Hendry and Quade are […]

Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

Weekend Update … One Week Until Cubs Spring Training Begins

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in seven days … It is Super Bowl Sunday. After the NFL’s biggest game a majority of the focus will turn to Major League Baseball. Pitchers and catchers report in one week, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19 … […]

The Chicago Cubs … Defensively Speaking

In order to compete in the NL Central, the Cubs will have to improve on their poor fundamentals and atrocious defense from last season. The 2010 Chicago Cubs had arguably the worst defense in the Major Leagues. The Cubs tied with the Atlanta Braves for the third most errors in the league (126) … only […]

A Day of Meetings, Prospects and Rumors

Baseball’s off-season kicked into gear on Tuesday … and there was plenty of Cubs news, and of course rumors to go around. The Cubs organizational meetings are underway in Arizona and the team received both good and bad news concerning three of their top prospects. According to a report from, Brett Jackson’s season is […]

The Mike Quade Era Officially Begins

The announcement many were expecting finally came on Tuesday when the interim tag was removed from Mike Quade’s title. Mike Quade agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for 2013, to remain the 51st manager in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. Quade was formally introduced in a press conference […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/03/10

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs (75-86) vs. Astros (75-86) Game Time – 1:05pm CDT Coverage – Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Ryan Dempster (15-11, 3.83/1.31) vs. Nelson Figueroa (6-4, 3.52/1.26) This is it … Game 162 for the Chicago Cubs. The journey that began […]

Rambling while wondering … Is it over yet?

This has got to come to an end soon, right? Mercifully, there are only 18 games left before the final chapter of the 2010 Chicago Cubs baseball season can come to an end. The funny part is that as much as I want this season to be over, I will be yearning for baseball by […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/13/10

Game One Hundred Forty-Four: Cubs (62-81) vs. Cardinals (74-67) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – Comcast Sports Net – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 18.90/3.30) vs. Jamie Garcia (13-7, 2.69/1.32) Throw the records out the window … it is the Cubs versus the […]

Rambling While Lovin’ Me Some Quade

Ladies, gentlemen, children and those who act like children it has been awhile since I have unleashed my almost unedited stream of consciousness on the CCO Faithful. It has been a long season and there are just over three weeks left until this misery can finally be put to bed. With that being the case, […]