The Daily CCO: Cubs Using Stars to Promote Winning Atmosphere, News from Day Thirteen of Camp Maddon

The countdown to the Cactus League is over, the games begin today for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs open the exhibition season with a split-squad day for the first time in over a decade. Half of the spring roster with Joe Maddon calling the shots hosts the Oakland A’s at Sloan Park while the other […]

The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]

The 30th Anniversary of The Sandberg Game

On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs with one of the greatest games in franchise history. That unbelievable afternoon has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game’ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in […]

Cubs Rotate the Rotation, Castro Gets Minor At Bats and Other Spring Training News

Rick Renteria announced Saturday how he would lineup the first four spots in his rotation to start the season. Jeff Samardzija will pitch Opening Day, as previously announced. Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel will follow Samardzija with Travis Wood filling the fourth spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will get the ball for the first […]

Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]

Cubs Exploring Options for Radio and TV Broadcasts, Still Searching for Radio Analyst

While the Cubs continue working on details to restore Wrigley Field with the city, neighborhood and the rooftop club owners, the team is also dealing with media rights between 720 WGN and WGN TV. WGN Radio exercised an option in their contract with the Cubs last month to re-negotiate the deal with the team due […]

Hollandsworth, Otto and Possibly Coomer in the Mix for Cubs Radio Gig

WGN and the Cubs are in the process of finding a replacement for Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth alongside the great Pat Hughes. A report earlier in the week indicated eight former Cubs and Andy Masur were on the shortlist to fill the vacated spot. At the time, Mark DeRosa was thought to […]

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 […]

Day Four of Cubs Camp: Who’s Backing Up Rizzo and All Eyes on the Throwing Sessions

Three-fifths of the Cubs projected rotation and a majority of the backend of the pen completed bullpen sessions at Fitch Park on Wednesday. Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Edwin Jackson, Shawn Camp, Carlos Marmol and James Russell threw off the practice mounds on Wednesday with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Dale Sveum and Chris Bosio […]

Cubs Rumors Heating Up as GM Meetings Begin

The Cubs’ brass will continue laying the groundwork for the off-season this week at the GM Meetings in Palm Springs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and assistant GMs Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman will represent the Cubs at the general manager meetings that officially begin Wednesday and run through Friday. Jed Hoyer said last […]