Three Cubs Land in Baseball America’s 2014 Arizona League Top 20 Prospect List

As Baseball America announced Wednesday, it’s the start of the prospect season. The rankings and lists from all of the publications will fill the off-season from now through April. Baseball America began releasing its rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league in Minor League Baseball. BA posted its list of the top 20 […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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Justin Masterson Among Pitching Options Cubs Expected to Explore this Off-Season

With the front office placing pitching at the top of the off-season wish list, the Cubs will be connected to just about every free agent starter on the market. The Cubs are believed to be looking to add a top of the rotation-type starter, or two, over the next two off-seasons. The industry buzz, as […]

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The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Put a Bow on a Breakout Season and Other Cubs News

Jake Arrieta began the year on the disabled list and as an afterthought. To Arrieta’s credit he got healthy, turned in the best season of his career and pitched his way on to the headlines. In his last start of the year, Jake Arrieta allowed one unearned run on two hits with a walk to […]

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Jake Arrieta Closes Out Wrigley with a Win – Cubs 3, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (10-5) LP – John Lackey (3-3) Save – Hector Rondon (27) The Cubs beat the Cardinals in the final home game of the 2014 season behind a tremendous outing from Jake Arrieta. Not only did Jake Arrieta hold the Cardinals to one unearned […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/24/14

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs (70-88) vs. Cardinals (88-70) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 84, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (9-5, 2.65/1.02/2.30) vs. John Lackey (3-2, 4.50/1.39/4.48) The 100th season at Wrigley Field comes to an end tonight with the […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs and the Makings of a Very Dominant Offense with ESPN Chicago

Jesse Rogers spoke with Theo Epstein earlier this week and discussed on-base percentage, walks, the way Epstein views strikeouts, Arismendy Alcantara and sports medicine with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. Theo Epstein thinks the Cubs have the makings of a very dominant offense. And if he and Jed Hoyer can add some guys that […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Not Expected to Play Again This Season

According to multiple reports, Starlin Castro will not play again this season. Castro is still in a walking boot and with only four games remaining on the schedule Rick Renteria said Tuesday it would be difficult for him to return this year. Starlin Castro has not stopped rehabbing the sprain left ankle that appears to […]

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