Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: The Cubs Are All Learning Together

We Will Never Forget! The Cubs are in the midst of their worst stretch of the season and will get a much-needed day off Thursday before playing 16 games in 17 days to wrap up the season. Rick Renteria addressed his team for the second day in a row following another embarrassing loss to the […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Renteria Was Not Happy with the Cubs Performance and Other News and Notes

The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row and Rick Renteria voiced his displeasure with the team after the 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in what Mark Gonzales described as a very candid post-game session from the skipper. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria said his team lacked focus Tuesday, especially in the seventh […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Rizzo Could Return by the Weekend, Castro Determined to Play Again This Season

The Cubs two All-Stars might not be done for the season after all. Anthony Rizzo could return by the weekend series in Pittsburgh and Starlin Castro is determined to play again this season. Anthony Rizzo spoke with the beat writers before Monday’s game. Rizzo took batting practice and indicated he was pain free. Rizzo also […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Cubs Off-Season Priorities Coming Into Focus

As the off-season approaches, the Cubs appear to be focusing on two areas: top of the rotation-type arms and veteran bats that can get on base. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are looking for a veteran bat that can hit at the top of the lineup and set the table for […]

Share on Fancred

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on Minors and Majors

Jason McLeod joined Grant Paulsen on Minor and Majors (MLB Network Radio) Sunday morning and discussed the top prospects in the system as well as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler. Jason McLeod also explained how the front office is evaluating the prospects at the big league level in September and the decision that […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Could Reportedly Use Surplus of Shortstops to Acquire Pitching

With Starlin Castro likely out for the remainder of the season, the front office fueled the rumor mill when Jed Hoyer said Javier Baez would play shortstop in Castro’s absence. The Cubs moved Baez to second base in order to create room for him and Castro on the same team. But instead of continuing Baez’s […]

Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Playing Good Ball Right Now and Other News and Notes

Don’t look now, but the young Cubs are 19-14 since August 1 and 24-22 since the break after sweeping the three-game series against the Brewers. The Cubs have won six in a row at Wrigley for the first time since 2002 with back-to-back three-game sweeps over the Orioles and Brewers. And for the year, the […]

Share on Fancred

From the Wire: Cubs Add OF Ryan Kalish to Roster, Transfer OF Ryan Sweeney to 60-Day DL

The Cubs made two more roster moves Wednesday. The team announced OF Ryan Sweeney has been shut down for the remainder of the season. Sweeney landed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain on Aug. 27 and his status for the rest of the season was uncertain at the time. With Justin Ruggiano […]

Share on Fancred

Starlin Castro Likely Out for Remainder of Season with High Ankle Sprain

According to multiple reports, Starlin Castro’s season appears to be over. The Cubs announced Wednesday that an MRI on Castro’s injured left ankle confirmed he did not suffer any broken bones or ligament damage Tuesday night while making the awkward slide into home plate. The MRI revealed a high ankle sprain and Starlin Castro is […]

Share on Fancred