The Daily CCO: Samardzija, Samardzija and More Samardzija

In front of scouts from numerous teams Monday night, Jeff Samardzija settled down after a rough three innings and put together another quality start. Samardzija gave up one run on four hits with two walks, two HBP and seven strikeouts in six innings. And thanks to a scoring change in Miami, Samardzija is 1-2 in […]

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The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Bounced Back and Jason McLeod Entered the Rumor Mill

After beating the Pirates Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to the Mighty Pirates. But (pardon the pun) Jason Hammel had a good outing in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs. After two subpar starts against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Miami, Jason Hammel completed seven innings for the first time in three starts […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Likes the Way the Cubs are Playing

Anthony Rizzo likes the way the Cubs have been playing over the month. Rizzo told the beat writers after Friday’s win over the Pirates, “It’s definitely nice. It’s the nicest I’ve felt about this team since I’ve been here. Everyone kind of expects to win games now. We always do, but everyone is coming in […]

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The Daily CCO: All Eyes on the Cubs Minor League System

Kris Bryant made his Triple-A debut Thursday night and after rain delayed the start for over an hour, Iowa played a solid game and beat El Paso 6-2. Tsuyoshi Wada had another good outing and was an umpire’s missed call away from completing a full seven innings. All eyes were on Kris Bryant as he […]

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The Daily CCO: Luis Valbuena Stays Hot

Luis Valbuena and his bat flip are having a good season. After an 0-for in his first game at the leadoff spot Sunday, Valbuena is 4-for-9 with two doubles and two walks in his last two games. Valbuena puts together solid at bats and works counts on a daily basis. And he’s been almost as […]

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Cubs Draft Update: Could Be a Busy Week for Announcements

While Kyle Schwarber is the only draft pick that has officially signed with the Cubs, reports and rumors have suggested the Cubs have agreed to terms with several of the players that were recently selected in the draft. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to a signing bonus with third round draft pick Mark Zagunis. Zagunis’ […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Win a Road Series

The Cubs had a good weekend in Philadelphia. Travis Wood tossed a gem Sunday afternoon and led the way to the Cubs first winning series on the road since last September in Cincinnati (Sept. 9-11). The Cubs were 0-9-3 in the 12 previous series outside of Wrigley Field. With the exception of another dud from […]

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The Daily CCO: Bryant, Schwarber and Cubs Minor Leaguers on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from everyone at the CCO Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber were productive for their respective teams Saturday night. Kris Bryant led off the seventh inning of Saturday’s game with a double and ran his hitting streak to nine games. Bryant has reached base safely in each of his last 19 games. Bryant […]

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Cubs Injury Updates: Hector Rondon, Emilio Bonifacio and Zac Rosscup

The Cubs provided updates on Hector Rondon, Emilio Bonifacio and Zac Rosscup prior to Saturday’s game in Philadelphia. And two of the three updates were positive, the third was as expected. Hector Rondon was not available for the ninth inning of Friday’s game due to a sore elbow. Rondon threw from flat ground Saturday before […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Post a Road Win, Downplay Rondon’s Sore Elbow

Jake Arrieta pitched an excellent game and Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer that accounted for the Cubs only runs Friday night in a 2-1 victory over the Phillies. Questions popped up during the game as to why Pedro Strop was being used in the eighth inning and Neil Ramirez was called on to close […]

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