The Daily CCO: NLDS Tied at One, Dexter Fowler and Other Cubs News

The Cubs used small ball, a two-run blast from Jorge Soler, a solid effort from Kyle Hendricks and excellent performances out of the pen from Travis Wood, Trevor Cahill and Hector Rondon on Saturday to even the National League Division Series with the Cardinals at a game apiece. Four of the Cubs six runs in […]

Javier Baez Stayed Hot, Played Third Base for Iowa Cubs

The day off Sunday did not cool off Javier Baez at the plate. Baez went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in Iowa’s 9-0 victory over Fresno at Principal Park. Javier Baez smacked a two-out, two-run homer to center off former teammate Dan […]

The Daily CCO: Baez Back for Interleague Games? Starlin Castro and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs have started discussing how the roster will be built for Interleague games in American League parks. The Cubs have played only two Interleague games so far but have two in Detroit next week and five straight in Cleveland and Minneapolis in the third week of June (June 17-21). And Javier Baez is reportedly […]

The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]

The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Throws BP and Cubs News from Day Eight of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 5 days The Cubs completed their third full day of practice Friday. Joe Maddon said there is not an Intrasquad game scheduled and there doesn’t look like there will be a scrimmage between teammates prior to the Cactus League openers on Thursday. The weather is looking questionable for the […]

The Daily CCO: Classic Rock, Manny Ramirez and Cubs News from Day Six of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 7 days Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Crane Kenney and Joe Maddon addressed the team prior to Wednesday’s first full squad workout. Maddon finished the talk with his team on the field before blasting Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen through the PA during warmups. […]

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is Ready to Win, Cubs News from Day Five of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 8 days The first full squad workout takes place for the Chicago Cubs today. Position players had to be in Mesa Tuesday. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon will address the players before practice and the Cubs’ Chairman is also expected to meet with the media. Tom Ricketts […]

Cubs Announce Baseball Operations Hirings and Promotions, Establish Mental Skills Program

The Cubs announced a series of baseball operations hirings and promotions, including the establishment of the club’s new mental skills program, the hiring of Manny Ramirez (Hitting Consultant) and Kevin Youkilis (Scouting and Player Development Consultant) and several additions and promotions in amateur and professional scouting. Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis join the organization as […]

Cubs Hire Manny Ramirez as Major and Minor League Hitting Consultant

The Cubs announced Tuesday as part of numerous baseball operations hirings and promotions that Manny Ramirez is officially back with the organization. According to the release from the team, Manny Ramirez has been hired to be a hitting consultant at the Major League and Minor League levels. Ramirez will work with hitters in the organization […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/19/15

The winter league playoffs are coming close to its championship conclusion, with the finals set in the Dominican League as Junior Lake and his Oriente team will face Cibao and Carlos Pimentel. Santurce leads the standings in Puerto Rico thanks to some good games from Javier Baez. Obregon is still fighting to continue in Mexico […]