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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing Chase Utley? Javier Baez Collects Three Hits and Other News

The Cubs made it four wins in a row with Saturday’s victory over the Brewers. And while they gained ground Saturday on the Pirates and Cardinals, the Cubs stayed a game behind the Giants for the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Player Profile: RHP Tommy Hunter

With rumors swirling that the Cubs were working on a major deal between themselves and the San Diego Padres for RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Craig Kimbrel, the club opted at the deadline to deal instead for … [Read More...]

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Cubs Player Profile: RHP Dan Haren

Looking to fill a need in the rotation before the end of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Cubs made their first acquisition a couple of hours before the cut-off and picked up veteran RHP Dan Haren … [Read More...]

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Rizzo and Schwarber Supply the Power, Hendricks Takes Care of the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Three - Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (5-5) LP – Matt Garza (5-12) Save – Tommy Hunter (1) Anthony Rizzo hit a towering three-run homer with two outs in the third. Kyle … [Read More...]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter, Option Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs officially added RHP Dan Haren and RHP Tommy Hunter to the 25-man roster prior to Saturday’s game with the Brewers. The Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 08/01/15

Game One Hundred Three: Cubs (55-47) vs. Brewers (44-60) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  ABC-7 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Miller Park, … [Read More...]

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Cubs Month in Review – July 2015

Even with a winning record for the month, July has been somewhat of a disappointment. The Cubs slipped to a game behind the Giants for the second wild card spot due to an 8-7 record after the All-Star … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Epstein Addresses Cubs Moves Prior to the Deadline and Other News and Notes

The Cubs topped the Brewers for the second night in a row and with their third straight win Friday moved within a game of the Giants in the NL Wild Card race. Yes, it is August 1 and scoreboard … [Read More...]

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Rambling about the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. There have been ramblings on Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, on Thursdays, and on Fridays … but never has there ever been ramblings on a Saturday! I don’t mean to shock … [Read More...]

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Hammel Gets Back on Track, Cubs Down the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Two - Cubs 4, Brewers 1 WP – Jason Hammel (6-5) LP – Taylor Jungmann (5-3) Save – Hector Rondon (15) Jason Hammel kept the Brewers off balance and allowed one run in 5 2/3 … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/15

Heroes came from unlikely sources as Myrtle Beach was spurred to victory by home runs from Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver, meanwhile Adbert Alzolay came out of the pen for Eugene to deliver a no-hit performance. Pitching was also in the forefront … [Read More...]

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MLB Pipeline’s Updated Top 30 Cubs Prospects List

MLB Pipeline released its updated prospect lists for all 30 teams earlier this week. And the Cubs prospect ranking looks a lot different from the pre-season list that was posted in March. With Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler part of … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/15

It was a big Tuesday throughout the system for the affiliates. As of press time last night, the Cubs minor league players had nine home runs and recorded three shut outs. It was all the start to what appears to be a memorable week for everyone. In … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good … [Read More...]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/25/15

Thanks once again to Neil for covering Down on the Farm this past week. The time off has provided an opportunity to put together some notes from the affiliates. The promotion of Kyle Schwarber, seemingly for good, has thrown open the race for … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/15

It was a rough middle of the week for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates. Several players kept producing at the plate and on the mound, but the overall win-loss record was not that good. The Cubs promoted first round pick OF/2B Ian Happ to South … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/15

The ball continues to fly down on the farm. Eloy Jimenez went yard for Eugene while the reigning Midwest League Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez, kept finding holes. And Erick Leal tossed a gem for South Bend. Chesny Young extended his on-base … [Read More...]

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Cubs Prospects Christian Villanueva and Jeffrey Baez Win Minor League Player of the Week Awards

After nearly a month without a player of the week award in the system, two Cubs’ prospects were recognized Monday by MiLB for the tremendous week they had at the plate. INF Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeffrey Baez continued to pound the baseball for South Bend while Rashad Crawford also heated up at the plate. Myrtle Beach ran their winning streak to six games. Chesny Young set a Carolina League record. Young has reached base … [Read More...]

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Cubs Sign Catcher Luke Carlin to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Susan Slusser, the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with C Luke Carlin. The 34-year old veteran catcher has been in the Athletics system this year after spending three of the previous four seasons with the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/15

After taking a break for the Major League All-Star game, all of the Cubs’ affiliates look refreshed as there were both big pitching performances and excellent offensive displays to end the week. Eugene was a base hit machine thanks to Ian Happ and … [Read More...]

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