Tom Ricketts Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Tom Ricketts joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) on Saturday morning. In what was a candid interview, Ricketts discussed his team for about 20 minutes. Among the topics he covered were Theo Epstein and the status of his contract extension, Joe Maddon, Sammy Sosa and the PED Era, […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein is Committed to the Cubs, Reportedly Getting Closer on a New Deal

The Cubs made it two in a row over the Braves on Friday afternoon. And not only maintained the four game lead over the Giants but gained ground in the division Friday night. Madison Bumgarner beat the Pirates 6-4 and the Cardinals lost 9-3 in San Diego. The Cubs will enter play Saturday four games […]

Cubs Franchise Four

Major League Baseball is asking for fans to vote on the four players who best represent the history of each franchise. And the players that receive the most votes will be revealed at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Some of the best players in the history of the game have played for […]

A Rundown of Tom Ricketts’ State of the Cubs Meeting with the Media

After making his annual address to the players prior to the first full squad workout of the spring, Tom Ricketts met with the media Wednesday and fielded several questions about his team. Tom Ricketts feels last year was a turning point for the organization. He’s looking forward to this season and to winning ballgames. “We […]

The Daily CCO: Classic Rock, Manny Ramirez and Cubs News from Day Six of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 7 days Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Crane Kenney and Joe Maddon addressed the team prior to Wednesday’s first full squad workout. Maddon finished the talk with his team on the field before blasting Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen through the PA during warmups. […]

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is Ready to Win, Cubs News from Day Five of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 8 days The first full squad workout takes place for the Chicago Cubs today. Position players had to be in Mesa Tuesday. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon will address the players before practice and the Cubs’ Chairman is also expected to meet with the media. Tom Ricketts […]

The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]

BBWAA Votes Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame

For the first time in 60 years, 1955, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted four players into the Hall of Fame. And for the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame, three pitchers were voted in by the BBWAA and will be part of the same class. Randy Johnson (534, 97.3 […]

Pitching, Samardzija, Spring Training and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Pitching remains a priority for the Cubs as the front office continues their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka. But if they are unable to sign Tanaka do not look for the Cubs to turn their attention to Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana. The Cubs will likely look at re-signing Scott Baker or another free […]

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 […]