The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero is Close to Returning from Disabled List and Other Cubs News

Miguel Montero was in the Cubs’ clubhouse following Wednesday’s win over the Rockies and said he is close to returning from the disabled list. Montero is scheduled to travel with the team to Milwaukee after being re-examined by a hand specialist Thursday in Chicago. Montero has been hitting and catching bullpens at the Cubs’ facility […]


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Phillies Reportedly Trade Cole Hamels to the Rangers

If the numerous reports are correct, the Cubs nearly yearlong pursuit of LHP Cole Hamels is over. The Phillies have reportedly traded Cole Hamels to the Rangers. The eight-player deal that includes a lot of money exchanging hands is not official but is expected to be announced Thursday after the teams have reviewed the medicals […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP David Price

Will they or won’t they? That’s a question on every Cubs fans mind when it comes to the trade deadline and David Price of the Detroit Tigers. With prizes like Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Papelbon already off the board, some are wondering when the Cubs are going to get their turn on the […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Has Big Night in Return to Iowa Cubs Lineup

Javier Baez was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and appeared in his first game for Iowa since June 7 when he broke his finger sliding into second base. In four rehab games for the AZL Cubs, Baez was 5-for-12 with a double and a walk. Baez batted third and played shortstop Tuesday. And Javier […]


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The Daily CCO: La Stella Ready for Rehab Assignment, Cubs Release Jackson and Other News and Rumors

Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and the Cubs’ offense picked up the pitching staff Monday and provided a memorable win over the Rockies. What will be lost in the two comebacks Monday night are the performances turned in by Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell. Fowler singled in the ninth with one out and reached base three […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Ian Kennedy

With less than a week remaining before the deadline, the buyers and sellers are becoming more clearly defined. It’s been no secret that the Cubs are looking for more pitching depth as the fifth starter pitcher position has seen five pitchers make starts so far already. The Cubs front office has shown a preference for […]


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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Played Left Field, Baez Continued Rehab and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs rough weekend ended with a positive vibe thanks to Addison Russell, David Ross and Kyle Schwarber. But this is the first Monday the Cubs are looking up at a team for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. The Cubs struggles have coincided with a Giants surge and Joe Maddon’s team […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors Highlights of a Difficult Three Days for the North Side Nine

As the front office spent the weekend working on ways to improve Joe Maddon’s roster, it was a rather difficult three days for the team on the field. Not only were the Cubs swept by the Phillies, but The Streak came to an end and Jason Hammel’s performance Sunday raised a red flag. Off the […]


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The Daily CCO: Five Days to the Deadline and Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Friday, July 31 and outside of around four deals, it has been rather quiet throughout the game. And that is expected to change this week. The Cubs would like to acquire at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat, likely a left-handed hitting outfielder or a utility […]


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The Daily CCO: Hoyer Says Cubs Working the Phones and Other News and Rumors

Jed Hoyer met with the media prior to the opener of the six-game homestand. Hoyer said the front office is actively trying to make the team better. The Cubs are working the phones non-stop and are in communication with everyone. Hoyer indicated, “There’s a very long week to go. We wouldn’t be making this many […]


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