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 […]

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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 […]

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A Helping of Cubs Trivia

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! Today is the day we give thanks for all of things in our lives while spending time with family and friends. But just in case you are looking for your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. So if you are wondering who are the only […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas from the CCO!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at the CCO! In between opening all of the presents the jolly old elf brought down your chimney and celebrating the Christmas Holiday, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Wrigley marquee was painted red? Or the number Ron Santo wore when he […]

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News and Notes from Day Two of the Cubs Organizational Meetings

Wednesday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. The headlines ranged from Q’s coaching staff to Ryne Sandberg to the vote passing in Mesa to Aramis Ramirez telling the team he will exercise his option for 2011 and remain with the Cubs. But Tyler Colvin, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Minor League coaching moves and […]

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Cubs Off-Season Strategies are Off Base

Baseball teams cannot win the pennant during the winter, but they sure can lose it. The Hot Stove is followed closely by those in as well as interested in the game. Signing and trades are analyzed and broken down by hundreds of pundits, and fans are sent into a tizzy, either positive or negative, based […]

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Is it Time for the Cubs to Pay the Piper?

The three winters leading up to this off-season saw the Cubs spend money on free agents like never before. They signed players to a lot of big contracts, back-loaded them all and hoped they would win the illusive title before it all caught up to them. As the saying is defined, “You can put off […]

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Who’s the Face of the Chicago Cubs?

For many of the ‘Me Generation‘ the first face of the Chicago Cubs was Ryne Sandberg, then it was Sammy Sosa and for a majority of the last 10 years it was Kerry Wood. Bruce Miles wrote a detailed article on Ryan Dempster being “the total package” and made arguments for Dempster being the new […]

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Day Three…Interest in the Cubs at an All-Time High

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention concluded on Sunday with two final sessions, “Meet Cubs Business Management” and “Down on the Farm“….but it did not go out without a bang. Moments after the Convention officially ended at 1:00pm, news surfaced that the Cubs traded once sure thing and five-tool prospect Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles […]

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Sosa Ready, Willing and Able?

According to a report from ESPN.com, Sammy Sosa “is still waiting for an offer to play in the major leagues.“…. ESPN’s source is a report published by a Dominican newspaper, Listin Diario. Apparently Sosa wants to do more than play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and stated, “I still don’t have an offer, and […]

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