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 […]

… And About Those Cubs Prospects Lists

Over the past weeks, fans have been treated to an annual ritual, the posting of the organizational rankings by Baseball America (henceforth to be known as BA) and Baseball Prospectus. This year’s rankings have generated concerns by Cubs fans as to the state of the minor leagues and the organization as a whole. To accompany […]

Rambling While Dreaming About a Vegan

Hello again, everyone and happy Friday to you all. The Cubs’ stove has been simmering for weeks now, but we have not even come close to a hard boil. However, I have a distinct feeling that is all about to change. From Sapporo to Milwaukee, baseball news now comes from all over the globe, and […]

Rambling While Wondering About Welington

It’s Thursday. It’s a day game. It’s time to ramble. It’s time to entertain. It’s time to be witty, illogical, nonsensical and boring. It is something for everyone or rather, it is one thing taken differently by an interweb full of the Faithful. So without further ado, let’s get down to it, throw a lot […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/10/11

Game Thirty-Four: Cubs (15-18) vs. Cardinals (20-15) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 89 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (4-1, 4.23/1.19) vs. Chris Carpenter (0-2, 4.19/1.35) It’s the first meeting of the year between the Cubs and Cardinals … and […]

Is it Time for the “Brett Watch”?

Wednesday night the CCO posted that former first round pick Brett Jackson was hitting .500 in Double-A Tennessee (after Thursday’s 1-for-3 performance in which he extended his hitting streak to seven games, Jackson is hitting .480 with a .563 OBP and a .720 SLG). In jest, I posted a comment on letting the “Brett Watch” […]

Rambling While Imagining What a Major League Pitcher Looks Like

Well, it what might become a habit, it is an off day, and friends and faithful of the CCO, that means it is a rambling kind of day. So, after the pitching debacle known as Tuesday evening and all else that happened down in the juice box, let’s get after it and throw out a […]

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 … […]

Twenty Names from the Cubs Farm System

The Vine Line’s annual look at the Cubs’ farm system, with Brett Jackson on the cover, features twenty players in the Cubs organization to keep an eye on in the upcoming season. The Cubs farm system has shown improvement in the last four years and the organization, as a whole, remains deep in talent. Even […]

Marmol Files, Theriot Talks and Other Cubs News

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 25 days … It has been a busy beginning of the week for the Chicago Cubs following the long weekend at the Hilton Chicago. After agreeing to trade Tom Gorzelanny and his $2.1 million salary to the Washington Nationals for Michael Burgess, A.J. Morris and Graham Hicks […]