And the Winners Are….The CCO Prediction Contests

Before last season the CCO ran a series of four contests for the Faithful to make a few predictions on the upcoming year, as well as when a certain switch-hitting hitting infielder from the state of Maryland would be traded to the North Side of Chicago. While that deal did not happen last season, the […]

Now That’s A Fire! Cubs Rumors from the Stove

The Hot Stove heated up a then caught fire on Wednesday night when Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are the front-runners to land Jake Peavy according to major league sources. Rosenthal also reported the Cubs have offered Ryan Dempster a 4-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $50 million dollars….what a neighborhood. According to Rosenthal, […]

On the Books for 2009

The 2008 Fall Classic match-up appeared to be set on Thursday night….but then the Boston Red Sox pulled off the second biggest comeback in post-season history. So while a big tip of the cap goes out to the organization and fan base of the Philadelphia Phillies, there is still some unfinished business in the American […]

A Little Game of Catch-up

The off-season on the North Side has begun and while the organizational meetings are not until October 19th in Mesa, the Cubs made a little news this week….and the mainstream media lit the fire on the Hot Stove. The Cubs’ payroll is expected to increase in 2009 from the $130 million dollars the organization spent […]

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part Three

After looking at the magic provided offensively in the last two articles it is time to turn to pitching. After all, the Cubs have the second best pitching staff, behind Los Angeles, in the National League. If you look at the whole league the Cubs are ranked fourth behind Toronto, LA and Tampa Bay in […]

Roster Rollover and Over

With the Cubs completing game number 124 on Sunday afternoon, let’s take a quick look back with 38 remaining on the schedule to see how the Cubs’ active roster has changed since March 31st Some think when teams release their 25-man roster out of Spring Training those are the players that will suit up game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/18/08

Game Ninety-Six: Cubs (57-38) vs. Astros (44-51) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Ted Lilly (9-6, 4.68/1.34) vs. Brian Moehler (5-4, 4.28/1.39) Updated – 5:16pm C.T. – Micah Hoffpauir Recalled – Jon Lieber Placed on 15-day DL Game […]

Open for Discussion

While the Faithful wait for the Cubs to take the field tonight in San Francisco….here is the latest news from the North Side. Also, feel free to discuss the latest rumors from Peter Gammons and Phil Rogers on pitchers the Cubs may or may not be interested in trading for….

The Other Fifteen

The Cubs hit the halfway point in the 2008 campaign on Saturday and last season they received contributions from just about every player on their 40-man roster. With all of the injuries over the past few weeks taking a toll, are there any players that could step in and give the team a lift as […]

Off-Day News….and a Rumor

The Cubs begin a string of 13 straight on Tuesday night with the first of three against the Baltimore Orioles. The Cubs will make a roster move before the game to make room for Sean Marshall to replace Carlos Zambrano in the starting rotation. A report in the Tribune from Paul Sullivan on Monday night […]