Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 07/23/14

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs (41-57) vs. Padres (43-56) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 85, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00/1.20/2.54) vs. Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.62/1.21/2.98) The Cubs will shoot for two wins in a row tonight behind Tsuyoshi Wada […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for Mendy to Play and Other Cubs News and Notes

Not only did the Cubs begin a 10-game homestand with a win that snapped the team’s five-game skid, but there was a lot of change at the big league level and down on the farm. The Cubs designated Darwin Barney for assignment, activated Emilio Bonifacio from the DL and committed to Arismendy Alcantara playing every […]

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Cubs Hoping to Receive Calls on Darwin Barney

The Cubs caught many off guard Tuesday when the front office designated Darwin Barney for assignment. With Emilio Bonifacio ready to be activated from the 15-day DL, the Cubs needed a spot on the 25-man roster and decided to keep Arismendy Alcantara with the big league team instead of sending him back to Iowa. Jed […]

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Cubs Promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee

Shortly after the Cubs beat the Padres Tuesday night behind seven shutout innings from Kyle Hendricks and home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara, the front office announced two of the top prospects in the system received promotions. The Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa, Recall LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Cubs announced after Tuesday’s game that Mike Olt was being sent down to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for LHP Tsuyoshi Wada. Mike Olt started Tuesday night and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. The Cubs had to make a roster move to clear a spot on the active roster for Tsuyoshi […]

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Rizzo and Alcantara Play Longball, Hendricks and the Pen Shutout the Padres – Cubs 6, Padres 0

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs 6, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Eric Stults (3-12) Save – None The Cubs snapped their five-game skid Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs, Arismendy Alcantara launched a solo shot onto Sheffield and Kyle Hendricks pitched an efficient seven innings […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 07/22/14

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs (40-57) vs. Padres (43-55) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00/1.33/4.98) vs. Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98/1.44/5.23) The Cubs open a 10-game homestand tonight with the first of three against […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Designate Darwin Barney for Assignment, Activate Emilio Bonifacio from DL

The Cubs announced two roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs designated INF Darwin Barney for assignment to make room on the active roster for Emilio Bonifacio. Bonifacio has been on the 15-day DL since June 13 with a right oblique strain. Darwin Barney was the third longest tenured player on the Cubs roster after the […]

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Keith Law Ranks Cubs Farm System the Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Mid-Season ranking of the top five farm systems in baseball on Tuesday morning, and less than a week after naming Kris Bryant the top prospect in the game, Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball. Keith Law is not alone in his assessment of the Cubs system […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named NL Player of the Week and Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo had a very good weekend in Arizona. Rizzo went 5-for-11 in the three games with three home runs and was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Rizzo hit three longballs, two on Friday, and drove in four runs. And his 23 home runs on the season equaled a career-high in […]

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