Theo Epstein’s End of Season Press Conference was Chock-Full of Information

Theo Epstein covered a lot of topics during his end of season press conference. As has been the case for the last four years, Epstein was transparent when talking about his team, the season that was and the plans for the off-season and immediate future. “We need to be deep. We need to be redundant. […]

Cubs Would Like to Add at Least One Quality Starting Pitcher

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the front office planned to add two impact starting pitchers over the next 12-18 months to an organization that was rather thin in the pitching department. The Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter and for the second off-season in a row pitching is a priority for the […]

Well, That’s It Boys … Great Season! Cubs Lose Game 4 of NLCS – Mets 8, Cubs 3

National League Championship Series Game 4 – Cubs 3, Mets 8 WP – Bartolo Colon (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1) Save – None The Cubs season came to an end Wednesday night as the Mets completed the four-game sweep of the NLCS and advanced to the World Series. The Cubs were unable to slow […]

Too Many Mistakes, Cubs Give the Mets Game 3 of the NLCS – Mets 5, Cubs 2

National League Championship Series Game 3 – Cubs 2, Mets 5 WP – Jacob deGrom (1-0) LP – Trevor Cahill (0-1) Save – Jeurys Familia (3) The Cubs defensive issues caught up with them Tuesday night and it cost them Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs gave the Mets too many […]

Cubs Can’t Dig Out of Early Hole, Lose Game 2 of NLCS – Mets 4, Cubs 1

National League Championship Series Game 2 – Cubs 1, Mets 4 WP – Noah Syndergaard (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Jeurys Familia (2) Jake Arrieta gave up three runs in the first inning and was lifted after five innings with the Cubs down 4-0. Kris Bryant doubled in Dexter Fowler in the […]

A Dark Knight for Lester and the Cubs in Game 1 of NLCS – Mets 4, Cubs 2

National League Championship Series Game 1 – Cubs 2, Mets 4 WP – Matt Harvey (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – Jeurys Familia (1) Jon Lester had a rough night while the offense could not get on track against Matt Harvey. Lester served up two home runs, allowed four runs in 6 2/3 […]

How the Cubs Hitters have Performed against the Mets Pitchers

The NLCS has numerous storylines beyond the history between the Cubs and Mets. The series was immediately billed as a match-up between the Cubs’ young power hitters and the Mets’ young power pitchers. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Jorge Soler, Starlin Castro and Javier Baez versus Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven […]

The Daily CCO: It’s the Cubs and Mets in the National League Championship Series

The NLCS is set. It’s the Cubs and Mets in the best of seven series with the winner advancing to the Fall Classic. For those fans of a certain vintage, only the Cardinals are a bigger rival to the Cubs than the Metropolitans. And a new chapter in the longtime rivalry will be written during […]

Rambling about the Cubs Flattening the Cards

Hello again, everybody! How are we all doing on this thoroughly fabulous Friday?  Ready for more playoff baseball? I am still basking in Cubs NLDS victory, and drinking it all in, and I hope you are as well before the NLCS gets started Saturday in New York. There is something different about this Cubs postseason […]

Addison Russell Out with Hamstring Injury for NLCS, Javier Baez to Start at Shortstop

Joe Maddon announced Thursday afternoon that Addison Russell will not be available for the National League Championship Series. The Cubs will stick with Starlin Castro at second base and Javier Baez will start at shortstop. According to multiple reports, Russell has a “mild/moderate left hamstring strain.” The Cubs are hoping Russell would be available if the […]