Cubs Reportedly Set to Spend Heavily in International Market

Reports have suggested for several months the Cubs are planning on overspending in the International free agent market that begins July 2. The Cubs were restricted during the current signing period that ends June 15 due to exceeding their International signing bonus pool by more than 15 percent during the 2013-14 signing period. The Cubs […]


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Cubs Step Up in Extras and Top the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Sixteen – Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings WP – Jason Motte (1-0) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Chris Coghlan hit a solo homer in the seventh that tied the game at three. Jonathan Herrera singled in Rizzo with the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/24/15

Game Sixteen: Cubs (8-7) vs. Reds (8-8) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jon Lester (0-2, 6.89/1.79/2.87) vs. Mike Leake (0-1, 3.92/1.11/4.71) The Cubs open a three-game series in Cincinnati and will […]


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Resolution in Joe Maddon Tampering Investigation Expected Soon

Could Major League Baseball’s investigation of the tampering charges filed by the Rays for the Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon be coming to an end? Jon Heyman provided an update on the investigation that has been ongoing since November. And the expectation is the case “will be wrapped up fairly soon.” MLB is believed to […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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Cubs Pen Melts Down in the Steel City – Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Game Fifteen – Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Radhames Liz (1-1) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-2) Save – Mark Melancon (3) The Cubs settled for a split in Pittsburgh after the 4-1 lead the team built in the first five innings disappeared in the sixth inning. The Pirates scored three runs off Kyle Hendricks […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/23/15

Game Fifteen: Cubs (8-6) vs. Pirates (7-8) Game Time – 11:35am CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.10/1.16/2.49) vs. Jeff Locke (2-0, 1.93/0.86/2.36) The weather is not expected to be a factor today […]


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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Could Be Used in Tougher In-Game Situations and Other Cubs News

Edwin Jackson has quietly gone about his business in his new relief role with the Cubs. Jackson has appeared in three games for the Cubs season. Jackson has given up two hits with no walks and three strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Jackson kept the Pirates off the board Tuesday night to set the stage […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include INF Danny Lockhart

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the Top 30 prospects in the Cubs system. Jorge Soler graduated from the prospect list, the first of what should be three players to come off MLB Pipeline’s pre-season ranking. For now, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are still ranked at the top of the Cubs […]


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Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3

Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3 Game Fourteen – Cubs 3, Pirates 4 WP – Vance Worley (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (1-1) Save – Tony Watson (1) Wednesday night in Pittsburgh went down to the last strike. After scoring three runs in the eighth to cut the Pirates lead to 4-3, […]


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