The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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The Daily CCO: Greg Maddux and Hall of Fame Sunday

Greg Maddux, along with Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Sunday in what should be a special ceremony. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux finished his 23 year big league […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Trying to Deal Edwin Jackson

The Cubs are trying to trade Edwin Jackson according to a report from Jon Heyman. And Jackson is not worried about what he cannot control. After Thursday’s game, Jackson said he’s been traded before, multiple times, and players are usually traded to contending teams “so all trades aren’t necessarily bad.” Edwin Jackson was lifted in the […]

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Cubs Are Not in a Rush to Make Trades, Rumors and Competitive Balance Picks

There is a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline and with that a growing feeling in the game a lot of deals could be made in August after players clear waivers. Several players on the Cubs big league roster that includes Emilio Bonifacio, Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Junior Lake, Carlos Villanueva, James […]

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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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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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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors, The Roster and Other Cubs News

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is 11 days away and the Cubs could be very active as teams continue to look at several players on the Cubs roster. According to multiple reports, pitchers James Russell, Wesley Wright and Carlos Villanueva have drawn interest. And Russell could be the next player traded according to the […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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Javier Baez Expected to See More Time at Second Base

Javier Baez made the first start of his pro career Thursday night at second base, a move that many thought would happen shortly after the season began. Due to struggles at the plate, the Cubs did not expose Baez to second base, in game action, until Thursday. Baez was rather impressive at second base while […]

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