Pitching Staff Remains a Work in Progress and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Baseball’s Winter Meetings have come and gone but the Cubs’ off-season is far from over. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made three changes to the big league roster over the last week. The Cubs acquired right-handed hitting outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins for lefty hitting outfielder Brian Bogusevic and picked up and intriguing arm in […]

Are the Cubs Interested in Jacoby Ellsbury? And Other News and Rumors

The biggest Cubs’ rumor to come out of Orlando on the final day of the GM Meetings on Wednesday was courtesy of Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Feinsand reported the market on Jacoby Ellsbury looks thin and his source indicated “the Cubs are stealthily waiting in the wings.” While Feinsand is hearing […]

Mueller? Mueller? Cubs Coaching Staff Coming Into Focus

Multiple outlets confirmed the Sun-Times report that the front office is looking to hire Bill Mueller to be the Cubs’ new hitting coach. Mueller would be one of possible two hitting coaches on Rick Renteria’s staff. The front office knows they cannot miss on what will be the team’s third hitting coach in three seasons. […]

Eight Former Cubs on List to Replace Keith Moreland

According to a report from Robert Feder, there are eight former Cubs on the shortlist to replace Keith Moreland in WGN’s booth. 720 WGN is on the “fast track” to find a replacement for Moreland to call games alongside of the Voice of the Cubs, Pat Hughes. Feder reported WGN would like to hire the […]

Rambling from the Precipice of Actual Baseball Games

So, its Friday, Kerry Wood tried to take out our best offensive player, bunting is cool again, Jeff Samardzija loves the camera, the squad has moved on down the road to HoHoKam, and Maholm was leveled by the flu in the desert. Interesting times at Cubs camp. So, let’s get to some rambling and enjoyable […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/13/12

Greetings to everyone at the CCO … With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles. As a preview to Spring Training, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a feature entitled … Bubble Players […]

The Moon and Matt Garza

Somewhere in between all of the rumors surrounding Matt Garza is what Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are actually asking for in return for their best starting pitcher. As Epstein pointed out last week, “Matt Garza is the type of pitcher you want to build around. He’s a proven top-of-the-rotation guy, a proven performer in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/09/11

Game One Hundred Sixteen: Cubs (49-66) vs. Nationals (55-59) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (5-8, 3.78/1.30) vs. Chien-Ming Wang (0-2, 6.00/1.89) After receiving an unexpected night off, the Cubs return to the field tonight for […]

Rambling About the Boys of Spring

Hey there, everybody … it’s Friday and it is time to ramble. Ramble like crazy. Spill my thoughts, go nuts, get excited, say dumb things, regurgitate funny jokes, basically just attempt to entertain you with all insights and thoughts on the Cubs! We all know I have plenty to say when it is quiet, and […]

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 … […]