A Cubs Trivia Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at the CCO! For those looking for their baseball fix after opening what the jolly old elf brought down your chimney, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Cubs played their first game? Or who holds the franchise record for the longest hitting streak? […]


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Rounding Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Major League Baseball made headlines with the announcement of the new CBA on Tuesday. Seemingly lost in all of the changes of new Collective Bargaining Agreement, especially those that impact the draft and international signings, was the last of the BBWAA Awards was handed out. For the most part, baseball will take a break for […]


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The Field of Six, Darvish, Cespedes, Wood, Buehrle … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The Cubs list of managerial candidates went from five to six on Tuesday after the Cubs’ brass “officially” added Terry Francona to the mix. Many thought Francona had been a candidate since Mike Quade was relieved of his duties a couple of weeks back … Theo Epstein has been talking to Francona during the process […]


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Is Maddux the Favorite to Land the Cubs’ Gig?

By all accounts Mike Maddux’s time with the Cubs went extremely well and he could be the leader in the proverbial clubhouse to become their next manager. Mike Maddux spent Tuesday night and four hours Wednesday morning talking baseball with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Randy Bush. Maddux sounded at ease speaking to […]


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Rambling While Wondering Who Is Next

It is Friday, so it is time for me to get a little nutty, hopefully funny, and somewhat lovey … dovey. Unfortunately, there is really nothing to talk about as it relates to the Cubs. It has been a very quiet offseason thus far with basically nothing happening. So, I am really at a loss […]


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Sandberg Not a Candidate for the Cubs’ Managerial Position

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Ryne Sandberg is not a candidate to replace Mike Quade as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. According to the Tribune, Theo Epstein met with Sandberg and informed him that he wasn’t in the Cubs plans. “The conversation was said to be cordial, professional and appreciated by […]


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From the Wire … Mike Quade Out as Manager of the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, Mike Quade will not return as manager of the Chicago Cubs for the final year of his two-year contract. Theo Epstein flew to Florida on Wednesday to inform Mike Quade of the decision. The search for the Cubs new manager will begin immediately and it sounds like Ryne Sandberg will not […]


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Sustained Success and a Cubs Way

The Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. moved into a new era and in the right direction Tuesday as Theo Epstein was officially named President of Baseball Operations. Tom Ricketts introduced Theo Epstein to the Chicago (and Boston) Media and the Faithful by stating the organization is taking a major step toward creating a culture […]


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The Start of the Epstein Era

Theo Epstein will be formally introduced as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs at an 11:00am CDT press conference … in what is anticipated as being the largest press conference ever held at Wrigley Field. Epstein officially resigned his post as the GM of the Boston Red Sox last Friday and showed […]


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The Theo Watch Continues …

The Theo Epstein compensation talks continued Monday. After multiple outlets reported the deal would be officially announced prior to the start of the World Series (Wednesday) that no longer appears to be the case. The Cubs and Red Sox have not made much progress and according to the Tribune, Boston has no sense of urgency […]


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