Cubs Weekend Headlines: Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Epstein and Hoyer Talk and BA Ranks the System

Congratulations to Peyton Manning, John Elway and the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50 … It was a pretty busy three days for the Cubs as the sports world focused on the Super Bowl and the matchup between the eventual champion Broncos and Carolina Panthers. The biggest news of the weekend was the Cubs […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Marquee Renovation

The Cubs received permission, with one condition, from the Landmarks Commission on Thursday to move forward with the changes and restoration of Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee. Wrigley’s marquee was removed early in the off-season as part of Phase Two of The 1060 Project. Due to the exterior work being done on the ballpark it was […]

The Daily CCO: Kyle Schwarber Focused on Conditioning, Wrigley Updates and Other Cubs News

Kyle Schwarber has worked hard this off-season, by all accounts, to take the steps necessary to become a better outfielder. CBS Chicago reported Schwarber has done yoga and improved his flexibility because he “wants to become a better left fielder” for the upcoming season. “He knows and he says this, he has to get better […]

Wrigley Field Progress and Security, Friday Start Times Provided in Cubs Business Operations Update

The fourth management session Saturday at the Cubs Convention was with Crane Kenney and the Business Operations Department. Crane Kenney provided updates on the business side of the team and was joined by Carl Rice, Alison Miller, Colin Faulkner and Alex Sugarman when he opened up the session for questions. The Cubs provided a detailed […]

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. […]

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, […]

The Daily CCO: Rules for Cubs Open-Air Plaza to be Introduced to City Council

As construction continues at Wrigley Field and the area around the iconic ballpark, Alderman Tom Tunney will submit a proposal at next week’s City Council meeting to set up rules for the open-air plaza outside of Wrigley Field. Under Ald. Tunney’s proposal live music and other activities could take place until 9:00pm on weeknights and […]

Tom Ricketts Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Tom Ricketts joined Mully and Hanley (670 The Score) on Monday morning to talk about his team and the recent signings of John Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. There has not been any progress on a contract extension for Theo Epstein yet. Ricketts said they have not had a chance to sit down since […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Install Additional Safety Netting at Wrigley and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs might not create the headlines and buzz this week as they did during and right after the Winter Meetings, but the next five days are shaping up to be just as busy for the front office. With the 40-man roster currently at 38 players at least one change will likely be made in […]