The Daily CCO: Cubs Could Use a Little Designated Hitting and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs were flat Tuesday night coming off an unexpected day off and were shutout for the fifth time this season. Joe Maddon does not like off days for his young team. Even with taking three of four from the Reds, the Cubs scored a grand total of 16 runs during the five-game homestand after […]


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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Gets The Call, Ramirez Set for Rehab, Happ Agrees to Terms and Other Cubs News

Dan Vogelbach quickly shifted the focus Monday night from Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final back to the Chicago Cubs when he congratulated Kyle Schwarber on his call up to The Show. And soon after Jesse Rogers verified that Schwarber was on his way to the majors. The Cubs will officially add Kyle Schwarber […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Scott Kazmir

The Cubs have been a roll lately looking more like the team they did in April, than the one they were in May. The team has gone back to winning in dramatic walk-off fashion thanks to some improved pitching in the rotation and in the bullpen. The bullpen improvement over the last couple of weeks […]


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Cubs-Indians Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Monday night’s game between the Cubs and Indians at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up on Monday, Aug. 24, a start time has not been announced. The Cubs and Indians will play one game Tuesday, June 16. Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets from tonight’s […]


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The Daily CCO: One-Run Games, Mr. Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Extra innings delayed the daily report on a Monday following a good weekend for the Cubs. The Cubs improved to a season-high seven games over .500 with the team’s eighth walk-off win of the year Sunday night. The Cubs are 17-11 in the 28 one-run games they have played this year. Almost half of the […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors, Draft Signings, Extra Innings and Walk-Off Wins

The Chicago Cubs had a long and very good weekend. Two of the three games with the Reds were decided in extra innings with a lengthy rain delay setting up the first of two walk-off wins. Starlin Castro drove in the winning run Saturday and again Sunday and received more praise from his skipper following […]


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The Daily CCO: Are the Cubs Talking about a Piggyback Again?

When the Cubs were trying to figure out the fifth spot in the rotation during Spring Training, Joe Maddon said he and the front office were discussing ways to include both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in the rotation. At that point in camp, both pitchers were performing well and Jackson had not gone to […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Defends the Cubs Young Defenders and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Joe Maddon put the positive spin on Friday’s loss to the Reds in which two errors were the difference in the game. Maddon was happy with the effort the Cubs made and has been consistent in the fact he knows physical mistakes are going to happen. Maddon is convinced if the Cubs play with the […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Oliver Perez

It was rather puzzling this off-season when the Chicago Cubs front office non-tendered Wesley Wright and made no effort to sign a left-hander in free agency. Instead, the team decided to attempt the role with high upside young arms from within their system or off the scrap heap from other teams. It wasn’t until the […]


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The Daily CCO: Soriano Most Likely Ready After the Break, Wada Staying in Rotation and Other Cubs News

The Cubs started the six-game homestand on a positive note Thursday with a 6-3 win over the Reds. The bleachers looked great and Dexter Fowler was the first player to hit a homer into the new right field bleachers. While the offense outhit the poor start from Tsuyoshi Wada, the bullpen ended up being the […]


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