Rizzo and Barney Finalists for Gold, Cubs Add Wedge to the Skipper Search and Other Notes

The starting right side of the Cubs’ infield this past season is finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove. Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney are in the running for the defensive honor after excellent seasons in the field. Barney won his first Gold Glove a year ago and is up against the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and […]

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Replacing Brenly … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ off-season will not kick into full swing for a couple of weeks but the speculation has begun on which players Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer might try to sign this winter. The focus will be on adding pitching and filling out a rotation that was void of Major League arms for a majority […]

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The Beginning of a Long Off-Season for the Cubs

The off-season has begun for the Chicago Cubs. While the playoffs are underway and the focus throughout the game is on some set of games in late October, the Cubs remain focused on the future and building an organization with sustained success. Theo Epstein spent just under an hour with the media in the dungeon […]

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A Side of Cubs Trivia for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the CCO! Today is a day of food, spending time with family and friends, and dozing off in front of the big screen watching football. Just in case you need your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here are several bits of useless information on the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. So […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/12/10

Game Sixty-Two: Cubs (27-34) vs. White Sox (27-33) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Silva (8-0, 2.93/1.06) vs. Mark Buehrle (3-6, 5.40/1.49) Updated – 11:30am CDT – Mitch Atkins Recalled from Triple-A Iowa Updated – 2:05pm […]

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Stone Talks Cubs

While the Sports World spent Monday watching Alex Rodriguez on ESPN admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs while with the Texas Rangers, the rest of baseball prepared for the beginning of Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers cannot report soon enough…. Steve Stone joined Dave Kaplan on Sports Central Monday night….and discussed several topics from the Central […]

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Term Sheets, Southpaw Sluggers and Other Rumors

At least Jim Hendry now has a new member in the ‘Furcaled Club‘. Three years after being very close to signing with the Cubs, and some reports then suggested the Cubs had an agreement in place, Rafael Furcal and his agents did it again. The former Brave along with his agents Paul Kinzer and Arn […]

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Brenly Signs Extension

On the same day a part of the Cubs past inked a 6-year deal to remain on the South Side, a part of the organization’s present signed a 4-year extension to stay in the Cubs’ broadcasting booth along side of Len Kasper. According to a report in the Daily Herald by Barry Rozner, Bob Brenly […]

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After the First Four Games….

So the Cubs lost three of the first four games over the weekend, if anyone cares to remember they were 0-4 at the same point last year and finished the exhibition season 17-13-2. While the record does not matter, it was good to see Lou Piniella get more wins than losses heading into the regular […]

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Ten Years Later

There will never be another one like him. To put in simply, he was one of a kind. But the word simple and Harry Caray were seldom used in the same sentence. He was original and honest. He was baseball and for an entire generation, he was seemingly as important to the Chicago Cubs as […]

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