Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Emphasizing Pitching In All Trade Discussions

2013 Winter Meetings – Day One Jeff Samardzija is reportedly the Cubs’ player that attracted the most attention on the first day of the Winter Meetings. The Cubs are listening to offers for Samardzija but are asking a steep price for him right now. Jed Hoyer maintained the Cubs would prefer to sign Samardzija to […]

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The New-Look Cubs Look to Rely on Defense More Than Ever

During this off-season, the Cubs have seen a complete overhaul of the team’s starting rotation. Carlos Zambrano’s days in a Cub uniform are over, and it seems as if Matt Garza’s days are waning as well. The new front-office has made several notable, although low-key additions to the rotation.

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Recap of the Cubs 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers […]

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Rambling from the Bottom of the Barrel

The Cubs won a baseball game Wednesday afternoon. When this happened, I just figured my television was broken, and I wasn’t seeing accurate information. However, after combing the interwebs for information, I finally realized the prior information was true. The Cubs had, indeed, won a baseball game. That paragraph perfectly sums up my view of […]

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Rambling While Waiting to Hear Kerry’s First Ovation

Friends, family, faithful … It is once again time for me to unleash my random, ridiculous and wry stream of consciousness on everyone as is it relates to the Chicago Cubs. As we plug along towards 2011, it is time to start dreaming of the small ball once again. Pitchers and catchers report in two […]

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Cubs Off-Season Stirred … But Not Shaken

Cliff Lee’s shocking decision to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies changed the off-season throughout the league. With Lee off the market, the Yankees and Rangers will turn their attention to other players, which in turn will have a direct impact on the Chicago Cubs. The Lee signing affects not only the teams trying to acquire […]

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Time for the Cubs to Show a Little Tender-ness

Thursday is the deadline for Major League teams to tender contracts for the 2011 season to arbitration eligible players. The Chicago Cubs have six players eligible for arbitration next year: Carlos Marmol, Geovany Soto, Tom Gorzelanny, Sean Marshall, Koyie Hill and Jeff Baker. It has been a given that the Cubs would tender contracts to […]

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Rambling While Grasping the Last Bit of Baseball

It has been quite some time since the CCO Faithful were forced to read and digest my random stream of consciousness. And let’s be honest … that is not really fair to any of you. You deserve so much more of me … just like most women. The winter is drawing near and in a […]

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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, […]

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Another Week … Cubs Still a Joke

I am rambling today. That’s right. This has become such a joke, I don’t think I can concentrate on the Cubs long enough to come up with more than one complete sentence or half of a complete thought. I know this is very pathetic, but it is because the Cubs are rubbing off on me, […]

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