The Daily CCO: No Designated Hitter in the NL for Foreseeable Future and Cubs News

Monday was the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred becoming MLB’s Commissioner. Fitting the Year of the Rookie was Manfred’s first on the job. After saying last week at the Owners Meetings momentum was gaining for the National League adopting the designated hitter, Manfred told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Monday, “The most likely result on the […]

The Daily CCO: Momentum Gaining for National League Adopting the DH and Cubs News and Notes

In a decision that seems inevitable, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday from the Owners Meetings that the National League “adopting the designated hitter is gaining momentum.” Commissioner Manfred expects it to be addressed in the negotiations for the new CBA. Joe Torre said the possibility of the DH coming to the National League “hasn’t even […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: The Convention, Arrieta Exchanged Numbers and Minor Signings

It was a wild, loud weekend at the 31st Annual Cubs Convention. The three days was chock full of information from the Ricketts family, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and his coaching staff and minor league updates. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six players Friday, but were unable to agree to terms with Jake […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: The Ricketts Family Forum

Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts family forum hosted by Mully and Hanley (670 The Score), featuring Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts. There was a common theme throughout the day in the leadership sessions. Ownership, the front offices and field staff all thanked the fans for their patience with rebuilding […]

A Grand Opening to the 2016 Cubs Convention

The 2016 Cubs Convention got underway Friday at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. There was an energy and excitement on the first day of Cubs Convention that has not been there in at least the last 10 winter gatherings. Thousands upon thousands of diehard Cubs fans filled the hotel in Downtown Chicago with one thing and […]

Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftops, Launches Wrigley Rooftops Website

The Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings across from Wrigley Field and now owns nine of the 16 rooftops after their recent purchases. According to a report from Crain Chicago Business, Greystone Sheffield Holdings, the venture owned by the Ricketts family, “has purchased the Beyond the Ivy rooftop buildings at 1010 W. Waveland Ave. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the No. 1 Infield According to ESPN, Epstein, Maddon and Other News

Buster Olney continued his rankings of the team units Wednesday. And the Cubs topped Olney’s list of the best infields in the game. Olney based the Cubs No. 1 ranking on input he received from evaluators and “for overall play, not just defense or offense.” Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP. […]

Ryne Sandberg Rejoins Organization as Cubs Ambassador

Updated 12:17pm CST – According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs confirmed Ryne Sandberg has rejoined the organization as a team ambassador. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is finalizing an agreement to become a team ambassador and return to the Cubs in an official capacity. Levine did not provide […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Convention Info, Tom Ricketts, Prospect List and Pitching Rumors

It was a rather busy three days as the countdown to the Cubs Convention and pitchers and catchers continued … just five days left before the unofficial start to Spring Training and 40 days until camp begins in Mesa. The Cubs released a list of attendees and sessions for the Convention on Friday. And rumors […]

Tom Ricketts Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Tom Ricketts joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) on Saturday morning. In what was a candid interview, Ricketts discussed his team for about 20 minutes. Among the topics he covered were Theo Epstein and the status of his contract extension, Joe Maddon, Sammy Sosa and the PED Era, […]