The Daily CCO: Sports Illustrated Points to Cubs Adding Joe Maddon as Best Move of Baseball’s Off-Season

This has been one of the busiest off-seasons in the history of the game and it’s not over. There is seven weeks to go before pitchers and catcher start reporting to Spring Training and there are two big name starting pitchers that remain unsigned and one even bigger starting pitcher that could be traded. The […]


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David Ross Talked Baseball, Jon Lester and the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

David Ross joined Steve Phillips and C.J. Nitkowski during the Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) on Christmas Eve to discuss signing with the Cubs. The Cubs officially announced inking David Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract the day before he appeared on national radio. David Ross talked baseball, the Cubs, his role with the team […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs One of Baseball’s Biggest Storylines in the New Year?

Saying the Cubs have raised expectations for next year this winter is an understatement. But since there haven’t been any expectations for the past four to five years, the only way to go is up. It all started on the last day of the season in Milwaukee when Anthony Rizzo was asked about his expectations […]


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Position Player Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will lead what has a chance to be an exciting lineup when the season starts. Rizzo and Castro are the two staples of a young roster as Theo Epstein pointed out early this off-season. The Cubs new hitting coaches, John Mallee and Eric Hinske are in charge of cutting down […]


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The Daily CCO: A Very Merry Christmas, a Rumor and Some Cubs Stuff Too

Tis the season to say thank you for a tremendous year and to wish all of our readers, the Cubs faithful, a Merry Christmas. Most figured it was only a matter a time before Ben Zobrist became a trade target for several big league teams. The Rays have said Zobrist is not available, but with […]


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Cubs Place a Premium on Receiving Skills with Additions of Miguel Montero and David Ross

Two of the front office’s goals for the winter were to upgrade defensively behind the plate and provide a young roster veteran leadership in the clubhouse. And if everything goes as planned, the Cubs will begin the 2015 season with a catching duo of Miguel Montero and David Ross. The additions of Miguel Montero and […]


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LHP Craig Breslow Reportedly Deciding Between Cubs and Red Sox – Update: Agreed to Terms with Red Sox

Updated 8:03pm CST – According to a report from Rob Bradford, LHP Craig Breslow has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract. Updated 8:55pm CST – According to a report from Pete Abraham, Craig Breslow and the Red Sox have not reached an agreement yet, but the two sides are optimistic […]


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Arismendy Alcantara is Having a Good Off-Season Playing Ball in the Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara struggled at the plate during his first 70 games in the big leagues. After a hot start, the league adjusted and Alcantara didn’t. While he had trouble making contact, especially from the right side, he still showed surprising pop and drove the baseball. Over his last 22 games, Alcantara collected 15 hits and […]


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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]


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Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]


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