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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several … [Read More...]

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Cubs Bullpen Strikes Again – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Forty-One – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 – 13 innings WP – Randall Delgado (2-2) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th with run scoring … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 05/22/15

Game Forty-One: Cubs (23-17) vs. Diamondbacks (19-21) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 188, 844 Location – … [Read More...]

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Cubs Reportedly Looking at RHP Rafael Soriano

Jon Heyman said the Cubs could consider RHP Rafael Soriano as a way to upgrade the bullpen. According to Patrick Mooney, the Cubs have done more than just consider Soriano. Patrick Mooney reported … [Read More...]

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Ricketts Family Purchases Three Additional Rooftop Buildings

According to a report from the Tribune, citing Cook County property records as its source, the Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings. The Ricketts family, under Greystone Sheffield … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Goes All the Way, Starlin Castro and Other Cubs News

Kyle Hendricks told the beat writers after his complete game Thursday in San Diego that it was a night he will remember for a long time. Less than a year after earning his first big league victory … [Read More...]

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Rambling as the Cubs are Finding an Identity

Hello again, everybody. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, but unlike spring times of the past, the Cubs are not swooning. No, this year’s team is starting to show what fans have … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny … [Read More...]

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Hendricks Keeps the Padres in a Haze for First Complete Game Shut Out – Cubs 3, Padres 0

Game Forty – Cubs 3, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) LP – Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3) Save – None Kris Bryant launched a two-run homer in the first inning. Addison Russell smacked a solo shot … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/21/15

Game Forty: Cubs (22-17) vs. Padres (20-21) Game Time – 8:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet Plus, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny Young and the pitching of Jonathan Martinez. The only … [Read More...]

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Dylan Cease is Throwing Heat and News from the Cubs Farm

The Cubs selected RHP Dylan Cease in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. And he didn’t throw a pitch in the system until last week. Cease was considered first round talent but due to an elbow injury he slipped down to the sixth round. The Cubs used … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/15

It was a down start to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as South Bend lost two despite starting two of their better pitchers, Jeremy Null and Erick Leal. Myrtle Beach also ended a five-game winning streak as Jen-Ho Tseng has had a tough time in the … [Read More...]

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Cubs’ Prospect Kyle Schwarber Smashed Two Homers Sunday

Double-A Tennessee split a doubleheader Sunday with Jackson. The Smokies beat the Generals in the first game 5-0 behind RHP Frank Batista’s complete game shutout. The Smokies were blanked for eight innings in game two and lost 1-0. Kyle Schwarber … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane … [Read More...]

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Kyle Schwarber Smacks Seventh Homer in Smokies Win

Double-A Tennessee scored seven runs in their final two at bats Friday night and topped the Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays) 9-4. Felix Pena picked up his third win of the season after allowing four runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts. … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/15

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny … [Read More...]

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Cubs Promote OF Billy McKinney to Double-A Tennessee and Minor League Roster Moves

The Cubs made several roster moves in the minor leagues Thursday, the most notable was the promotion of OF Billy McKinney to Double-A Tennessee. Billy McKinney more than earned the move from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Tennessee. The 20-year … [Read More...]

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Javier Baez Launched Second Homer of the Season

Javier Baez appears to be getting into a rhythm with the Iowa Cubs and his strikeout to walk ratio over the last five games shows he is applying the adjustments he was sent to the minors to work on. Baez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney Named Carolina League Player of the Week

The Cubs system received another accolade Monday when OF Billy McKinney was named Carolina League Player of the Week (May 4-10). McKinney had five multi-hit games during the nine-game stretch between May 4-10. McKinney was 13-for-30 with four … [Read More...]

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