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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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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Javier Baez Could Be Close to Returning from Leave of Absence

Javier Baez was placed on the bereavement list on April 9 and took a leave of absence from the Iowa Cubs to be with his family after his sister passed away. Baez was very close with his younger sister Noely, who was born with spina bifida. Noely died unexpectedly on April 8 at the age […]


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The Daily CCO: This Team Doesn’t Quit and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Comeback Cubs struck again Tuesday night. And 13 games in the season the Cubs are giving the fan base reasons not to turn off the game. After Tuesday’s game, Joe Maddon said he is proud of the entire group and pointed out the team is playing at a high level both mentally and physically. […]


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It’s Addison Russell Day … Russell Set to Make Big League Debut Tuesday

Four days after Kris Bryant made his Major League debut, the Cubs have called up the second best prospect in the system. Addison Russell received the call Monday night, one he almost didn’t answer, and he will be in the lineup Tuesday night in Pittsburgh playing second base for the Cubs. Injuries and the lack […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Doesn’t Want to Be a Joke Anymore and Other Cubs News

After Monday night’s win in Pittsburgh, Joe Maddon told the beat writers, “We’re just playing the game with a lot of verve right now. I really enjoy watching us play.” And there is one grizzled veteran that is playing with as much spirit and enthusiasm as anyone on the team … the Cubs’ 25-year old […]


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Addison Russell Starting at Second Base for Iowa to Give Cubs Options

Injuries to Tommy La Stella and Mike Olt moved up the Cubs timeline and changed the front office’s plans for Kris Bryant. Could Addison Russell be brought up sooner than expected due to the needs of the big league team as well? The Cubs are dealing with multiple issues at second base. Javier Baez is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging road trip and stretch of games ahead of them. The Cubs have played good ball. One cannot […]


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The Daily CCO: Day Two Much Better for Bryant, the Red Bull Commercial and Other Cubs News

In case you haven’t noticed, the Cubs team is fun to watch. While Saturday’s walk-off win could have been avoided it was another game the Cubs would have lost in previous years. Instead the Cubs won their third game in the last seven days in the final at bat. Kris Bryant was in the middle […]


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