Epstein Addresses Blockbuster with Oakland, Hopeful This is the Last Time Cubs are Sellers

Theo Epstein addressed the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL in a conference call with the beat writers Saturday afternoon. Theo Epstein is hopeful this is the last summer the Cubs will have to be obvious sellers […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara Has Become Part of the Everyday Conversation and Other Cubs News

Arismendy Alcantara has been making noise in the Cubs’ system for several years, but he is producing to the point that the mainstream media is asking more and more questions about him on a daily basis. Alcantara ran his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his […]

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Cubs Have Not Discussed Sending Junior Lake to the Minors

Junior Lake is in the midst of a rough stretch. Lake is 0-for-6 in the first two games of the series in Boston and has struck out in all six at bats. And Lake’s frustration was on full display Monday night when he struck out swinging in the fourth inning and broke the bat over […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Post Back-to-Back Wins in Boston and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs have started a very difficult 11-game, three city road trip with two victories at Fenway Park. Reports after Tuesday’s game indicated the Cubs clubhouse was pretty happy and Chris Bosio is “thrilled with his pitching staff.” Jake Arrieta, Edwin Jackson and the Cubs’ pen, along with help from the defense, have held the […]

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Jason McLeod Withdraws Name from Padres GM Job

Jason McLeod was on the list of candidates to interview for the Padres’ General Manager opening, and according to a report Saturday from Bruce Levine, McLeod was set to interview for the position this week. Jason McLeod has removed his name from consideration, citing his desire to stay with the Cubs as the reason. McLeod […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Week for the Cubs at the Midway Point of the Season?

The Cubs hit the midway point of the season Monday night when the team opens a three-game series in Boston. Theo Epstein will not be with the Cubs on the trip to Chicago. Epstein has family matters to attend to, but Jed Hoyer will be with the team for their first series at Fenway Park […]

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The Daily CCO: Beeler Impressive for Cubs in First Big League Start

Dallas Beeler was a bright spot on a not-so-good Saturday for the Cubs on a long day at the old ballyard. Even Rick Renteria admitted following Saturday’s second game it “was totally not our day.” While the offense managed a total of two runs on nine hits in 18 innings, the Cubs received a very […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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Cubs Plan for Mike Olt to Continue Development in the Majors

It was unclear when the season began what Mike Olt would provide offensively. Olt had quite a bit of swing and miss in his game while being considered one of the top prospects in the game. And multiple injuries slowed his development in the Rangers organization prior to him coming to the Cubs’ system last […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Makes Iowa Debut and Alcantara Just Keeps on Hitting

Manny Ramirez made his Iowa Cubs debut Thursday night in Colorado Springs. Ramirez started the second game of the doubleheader in left field and hit sixth in the lineup behind Kris Bryant. Ramirez now wears No. 44 and reached on an error by the shortstop in his first at bat with Josh Vitters scoring on […]

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