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Rambling About the Cubs During the Growth Spurts

Hello again, everybody. I hope all is well with all. Given certain schedules, an off day today, and an afternoon soiree at Wrigley on Friday, we thought we would just catch everyone off guard and with … [Read More...]

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Cubs Come Up Empty – Nationals 3, Cubs 0

Game Forty-Six – Cubs 0, Nationals 3 WP – Max Scherzer (6-3) LP – Jon Lester (4-3) Save – Drew Storen (16) The Cubs could not string together any hits against Max Scherzer and struck out 14 … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 05/27/15

Game Forty-Six: Cubs (25-20) vs. Nationals (27-19) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet Plus, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, … [Read More...]

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CCO Fantasy Baseball: Week Seven – Sleepers, Break-outs and Do Not Draft Review

This should be fun to review some of my predictions as I am sure some will enjoy where I was dead wrong! But I am interested as well in how I did, so I decided to start this, without looking and write … [Read More...]

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Kyle Schwarber Cracks Keith Law’s Top 25 Prospect List

Keith Law posted an update Tuesday to his ranking of the top 25 prospects in the game. With the promotions of several of the best players to the majors including Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, Law … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Bryant’s Blast, Castro Hitting Clean-Up and Other Cubs News

Tuesday night’s game will not soon be forgotten. Addison Russell delivered the game winner, a two-out double in the ninth that gave the Cubs their fifth walk-off win of the season, tops in baseball. … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the final week of May as two teams had Tuesday off while another was postponed. South Bend just can’t seem to find the winning combination despite the hot … [Read More...]

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Bryant’s Homer Tied It and Russell Walked Off the Nationals – Cubs 3, Nationals 2

Game Forty-Five – Cubs 3, Nationals 2 WP – Hector Rondon (3-0) LP – Matt Grace (2-1) Save – None Kris Bryant tied the game at two in the eighth with a mammoth home run to left and Addison … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 05/26/15

Game Forty-Five: Cubs (24-20) vs. Nationals (27-18) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet, ESPN – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – … [Read More...]

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Cubs First-Year Player Draft Notes

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks away (June 8-10). And it is shaping up to be a very interesting draft because there does not appear to be a clear cut No. 1 … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Kyle Schwarber Cracks Keith Law’s Top 25 Prospect List

Keith Law posted an update Tuesday to his ranking of the top 25 prospects in the game. With the promotions of several of the best players to the majors including Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, Law felt it was the right time to release a new … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the final week of May as two teams had Tuesday off while another was postponed. South Bend just can’t seem to find the winning combination despite the hot hitting of Gleyber Torres and Cael Brockmeyer. … [Read More...]

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Javier Baez is Making A lot of Noise in Triple-A

Javier Baez is trying to make it difficult for the front office to leave him in Iowa. Baez has not said a word. Baez is producing at the plate. Javier Baez went hitless (0-for-3 with a sac fly RBI and a strikeout) in Monday’s 8-3 loss to Reno. … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy … [Read More...]

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Cubs’ Minor Leaguers Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber Played Longball

Two of the bigger names in a loaded farm system went yard Friday night down on the farm. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, his third of the season, in the I-Cubs 10-9 victory over Tacoma. And Kyle Schwarber launched a three-run shot in the Smokies … [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 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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