Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Outfield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series concludes with a look at the outfielders in big league camp. The Cubs outfield has just as many questions as the rest of the team. There are two players that could provide answers in a big way offensively and defensively if they are able to stay on the […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant to See Time in the Outfield this Spring, News from Day Four of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 9 days A majority of the Cubs Spring Training Roster has already reported to camp and for those that did not report early they must be in Mesa at some point today. The first full squad workout is Wednesday and the Cactus League openers are just around the corner. […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Infield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the infielders in big league camp. While the Cubs have two positions in the infield to find answers for this spring, it’s imperative for the Cubs success this season for Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to stay healthy throughout the spring and prepare […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: First Base

With several spots up for grabs and a lot of young players on the cusp of the majors, first base is one of the spots with no competition going into Spring Training. However, a lot does ride on the player who will man it all year so let’s take a look at what we can […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Ranked Third Best Manager in the Game

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 3 days Joe Maddon is generally considered one of the best managers in baseball, and according to Nick Cafardo’s latest ranking, only two skippers in the game are better than Maddon. Nick Cafardo ranked Joe Maddon as the third best manager behind Bruce Bochy (Giants) and Buck […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/16/15

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.  For the fifth year, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a popular feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble […]


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Mike Olt Discusses the Off-Season, Adjustments and the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Mike Olt joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Thursday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio). Mike Olt talked about his rookie season and the mechanical adjustments he made to his swing with Brian Harper. Olt has been at the Cubs facility since December working out and preparing for the upcoming season. After last year, Mike […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Hope Hits a Fever Pitch

Hello again, everybody and happy Friday to you all. We are inching closer and closer to pitchers and catchers, to full-squad workouts, and to every daily newspaper running an article about the local baseball team entitled “Hope Springs Eternal.” That article is then followed later in the week by “Such and Such team looks to […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Has Sights Set on Opening Day Job with the Cubs

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 8 days Mike Olt has already reported to the Cubs’ facility and he’s eager to apply the lessons he learned last year according to a report from Carrie Muskat. Olt showed the power that made him an untouchable prospect a couple of years ago. Olt smacked 12 […]


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The Daily CCO: James Shields to Sign by End of the Week? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to Jon Paul Morosi, the question of where James Shields will be pitching for the foreseeable future could soon be answered. Morosi reported Tuesday night Shields “has multiple offers in hand and is expected to sign by the end of this week.” Morosi said it’s unknown as to which teams have an offer on […]


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