Jason McLeod Talks Cubs, Prospects and the Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during Sunday morning’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio). McLeod talked about the recent call-ups of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Javier Baez is expected to be back with Iowa by the end of the week. Baez […]


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Starlin Castro is Respecting the Game and Producing Results

For the first time in his career, Starlin Castro is playing for a team with a winning record in late April. And the most criticized player on the Cubs’ roster is off to a good start in the field and at the plate. Starlin Castro has hit safely in 14 of the 17 games. Castro […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Preaches Patience with Addison Russell and Other Cubs News

Addison Russell made his Major League debut last Tuesday and hasn’t played a game at Wrigley Field yet. Obviously that will change Monday night when the youngest player in the National League crosses the lines at the old ballyard at the corner of Clark and Addison. While he has not hit the way some thought […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: High Fives All Around after Sweep in Cincinnati

It was a long weekend in the Queen City for the Cubs due to the four-plus hour wait Saturday before the Reds finally decided to postpone the game. The Cubs took care of business in the two games that were played and left Cincinnati three games above .500 on the season (10-7). The bullpen rebounded […]


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The Daily CCO: Batting the Pitcher Eighth and Other Cubs News

The Cubs have played 16 games and in each of those games Joe Maddon has batted his pitcher eighth. And when his team is finally able to play game No. 17, Jake Arrieta will hit eighth in that lineup as well. Joe Maddon’s decision to bat his pitcher eighth has come with more than its […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Playing It Close So Far This Season and Other News and Notes

In case you haven’t noticed, these Cubs play until the last out of the game is recorded. And the days of mailing in a game early are over. The Cubs have been in just about every one of the 16 games this season, nine of the 16 games have been decided by two runs or […]


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Cubs to Celebrate Wrigley Field’s Football History During Upcoming Homestand

Chicago Cubs Host National League Central Division Showdown During Third Homestand – April 27-May 3 The Chicago Cubs return home for a continued stretch of games against National League Central Division opponents when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers April 27-May 3 at Wrigley Field. Wrigley Field will celebrate its football history this […]


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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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