Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

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The Daily CCO: The End of an Era for the Chicago Cubs

Sunday’s season finale is the end of the longest partnership in Major League Baseball. 720 WGN Radio has been broadcasting Cubs games since 1925 and has been the exclusive radio partner of the Cubs since 1959. After WGN opted out of its contract with the Cubs last October, the Cubs and WGN could not negotiate […]

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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Said Rick Renteria Absolutely Will Return, Mike Olt to Work in the Outfield

Before Rick Renteria was tossed for the sixth time this season Friday night, Theo Epstein was asked if Rick Renteria would be back for his second season as Cubs manager in 2015. Epstein said Renteria would absolutely be back, but “there could be changes with the coaching staff.” The front office is reportedly very happy […]

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Kyle Hendricks Will Not Start Season Finale, Pitched Enough Innings This Year

Rick Renteria announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks would not start the last game of the season. Jacob Turner will make the start instead and take on Mike Fiers in the season finale. Renteria said nothing is physically wrong with Hendricks, just that he’s pitched enough this season between Triple-A Iowa and the […]

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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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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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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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Cubs Move Edwin Jackson to the Bullpen, Eric Jokisch and Tsuyoshi Wada to Start at Miller Park

Rick Renteria announced Tuesday the Cubs rotation for the last three games of the season at Miller Park. And the Cubs will send Eric Jokisch, Tsuyoshi Wada and Kyle Hendricks to the hill against the Brewers. Renteria said Edwin Jackson has been moved to the bullpen for the last four games of the season. According […]

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The Daily CCO: Travis Wood’s Season Doesn’t End Well and Other Cubs News

Travis Wood did not have the year that he or the Cubs were hoping he would have. Wood made his last start of the season Monday night against the Cardinals and for the second year in a row Wood ended his season with a poor outing against the team from St. Louis. The Cubs defense […]

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