Cubs Reportedly Interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon

One of the areas the front office is expected to address before the trade deadline is the bullpen. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs are interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon and have had internal discussions about the veteran closer. There is an obvious connection between the Cubs’ front office and Jonathan Papelbon. The Red […]


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Cubs Designate LHP Phil Coke for Assignment

Updated 7:56pm CDT – According to the transaction page on Cubs.com, LHP Phil Coke was designated for assignment on Monday. RHP Brian Schlitter was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. RHP Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was activated from the 15-day DL. The Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 38 players. According […]


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Baseball America’s Second Mock Draft Points to Cubs Selecting OF Andrew Benintendi in First Round

John Manuel released Baseball America’s second mock draft. And with the ninth pick in the first round of the 2015 draft, Manuel has the Cubs selecting Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi. Manuel had Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer slipping to the Cubs with the ninth pick a week ago. A lot can change in a week. Manuel […]


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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 caught Batista’s shutout. Schwarber went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing Ways to Tweak the Roster

The Cubs have Monday off and will spend a much-needed break in San Diego. The Cubs start a six-game trip with three against the Padres on Tuesday night that ends Sunday with the last of three in Phoenix with the Diamondbacks. The Cubs did not announce any roster moves after Sunday’s game. Joe Maddon did […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Now That Was a Good Homestand, Roster Moves, Minor Updates and Videos

The Cubs wrapped up the best seven-game stretch the franchise has seen since 2008 on Sunday, even with the loss to the Pirates in the finale. Sunday was frankly one of those games a team loses during a long season. After sweeping the Mets, the Cubs won a 12-inning game Friday afternoon with an unbelievable […]


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Cubs Announce LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Start Wednesday in San Diego

A day after LHP Travis Wood was moved to the bullpen, Joe Maddon announced LHP Tsuyoshi Wada will step into the rotation and start Wednesday night in San Diego. The move to add Tsuyoshi Wada is the first of several changes expected to be made to the pitching staff. Maddon said Sunday the Cubs will […]


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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Pirates 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (3-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (4-4) Save – Mark Melancon (9) The Cubs managed only three hits over seven innings against A.J. Burnett. Jake Arrieta gave up one run in seven innings on a bloop double and a single. But on a day with […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/17/15

Game Thirty-Seven: Cubs (21-15) vs. Pirates (17-20) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.00/1.07/2.33) vs. A.J. Burnett (2-1, 1.60/1.16/3.06) Weather permitting … Joe Maddon hands the ball to […]


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The Daily CCO: Albert Almora Jr. Went Deep for the First Time this Season and Other Cubs News

The spotlight has been taken off the Cubs’ minor league system with the way the big league team is playing this year. It has been a good start to the season throughout the organization. Albert Almora Jr. is heating back up after a short stay on the disabled list. Albert Almora Jr. went 2-for-4 with […]


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