Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Steven Matz

In all of our past profiles, we’ve focused on Major League players that the Cubs could target in an effort to improve their club and qualify for the post-season. In this profile, we focus on Steven Matz, a left-handed pitching prospect for the New York Mets. Matz’s name has come up in rumors lately thanks […]


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The Daily CCO: Hitting the Reset Button after the Cubs Day Off

After a much-needed day off, the Cubs get back to work Tuesday night in New York. And the Cubs will look to put the weekend behind them against a Mets team that is very, very good at Citi Field. In between answering countless questions about possible trades with the Mets, Joe Maddon has to figure […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Starts Rehab Assignment, Joe Maddon and Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs could be close to getting an important piece of the puzzle back in the lineup. Jorge Soler reported to Triple-A Iowa and starts a rehab assignment Monday. And Soler is actually batting third and playing right field for the I-Cubs. Joe Maddon would not give a timetable Sunday on how long Soler will […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Draft Signings, Roster Moves and Rumors

While the Cubs struggled on the field at Busch Stadium, the rumors picked up during the last weekend of June. The Cubs have been linked to several pitchers that are expected to be moved before the deadline. The Cubs made one roster move after another and welcomed back Neil Ramirez. Jorge Soler starts a rehab […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Could Return Soon and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The updates on Jorge Soler get better by the day. And unless there is a setback from Saturday’s workout, Soler is expected to start a rehab assignment with one of the Cubs’ affiliates as early as Monday. Joe Maddon pointed to Soler beginning a rehab assignment Monday, multiple reports indicated early in the week. Maddon […]


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Cubs to Activate RHP Neil Ramirez from the Disabled List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs will activate RHP Neil Ramirez from the 15-day DL prior to Sunday night’s finale in St. Louis. Ramirez has been on the disabled list since April 17 with right shoulder inflammation. Reports suggested the Cubs could option RHP Donn Roach to Iowa or place LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Struggles with Cardinals Continue and Other News and Notes

Friday was another frustrating loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Cubs had a lead, could not hold on and fell to 1-4 at Busch Stadium this season. The Cubs are 2-5 in the seven games with the Redbirds and have been outscored by a total of nine runs (33-24). Anthony Rizzo called Friday […]


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Ryne Sandberg Steps Down as Manager of the Phillies

Ryne Sandberg announced Friday afternoon his resignation as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Sandberg was not expected to return to the Phillies after the season with the changes reports have stated will take place at the top of the organization. According to reports, Sandberg informed Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies of his decision Friday morning […]


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The Daily CCO: Big Test Awaits Cubs in St. Louis and Other News and Rumors

After splitting the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Cubs hit the road for six games over the next seven days with three in St. Louis and three in New York. And the trip begins with a big test for the Cubs against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs enter […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing Options for Wada’s Spot in the Rotation and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs received some not-so-good news about LHP Tsuyoshi Wada prior to Wednesday’s loss to the Dodgers. Wada was still dealing with soreness in his shoulder. And while the Cubs haven’t ruled him out for Saturday in St. Louis, the Cubs are exploring internal options in case he is unable to pitch. Reports indicated Wada […]


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