The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Handling Cubs Changes

The Cubs topped the Giants for the third time in as many days Saturday and improved to a season-high 13 games over .500 with a 61-48 record. The Cubs have won 10 of 12 and will enter play Sunday afternoon 2 ½ games ahead of the Giants for the second NL Wild Card. Joe Maddon’s […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Left Out of Joe Maddon’s Lineup Shuffle and Other Cubs News

When Joe Maddon started talking about shuffling his lineup around the same time Chris Coghlan started working out at second base, the writing was on the wall that Starlin Castro’s days as the Cubs’ starting shortstop were numbered. And the change was made Friday. Castro was not in the lineup. Maddon met with Castro and […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Set the Tone and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are looking to play in the post-season for the first time in seven years and Joe Maddon managed Thursday’s game like it was the playoffs. After jumping out to an early lead, the Cubs held off the Giants and won the opener of four-game series. Joe Maddon sent a message during the fifth […]


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The Daily CCO: Time at Wrigley Could Get Kris Bryant Back on Track and Other Cubs News

The Cubs open a seven-game homestand Thursday and begin a stretch of 17 games in 19 days in Chicago. The Cubs only games outside of Wrigley Field will be on the South Side (Aug. 14-16) until a six-day West Coast trip starts Aug. 25 in San Francisco. Kris Bryant is struggling at the plate and […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: 2B Chase Utley

The trade deadline has come and gone, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the wheeling and dealing is over. The Cubs have been rumored to be interested in Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies to add a boost to their sputtering offense. If the Phillies place Utley on waivers, a deal could be made, let’s take […]


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Cubs Host Giants and Brewers During Upcoming Seven-Game Homestand

Chicago Cubs Host the San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers Aug. 6-13 – Jon Lester’s NVRQT Campaign to Host NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago on Aug. 13 The Cubs look to build on their place in the N.L. Central Division and Wild Card standings as they return to Wrigley Field for series vs. the Giants […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Talking to Front Office about Shuffling Cubs Lineup

The Cubs improved to a season-high 11 games over .500 with Tuesday’s win over the Pirates. Before the game Joe Maddon discussed ideas he has for the lineup once Miguel Montero returns from the disabled list. Montero could be activated as soon as Thursday and multiple reports indicated Montero could be back at some point […]


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The Daily CCO: Lester Wants the Cubs to Play Stupid, Baez Continues to Rake and Other News

Monday’s game in Pittsburgh was washed out after two long rain delays that totaled three hours and 29 minutes. The Cubs and Pirates played only four innings that were erased by the postponement. And the two teams will make up the game, likely in September. As the Cubs waited out the rain the team moved […]


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The Daily CCO: Seven Games in August and Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs did what they had to do in Milwaukee and picked up four wins against the Brewers. Joe Maddon’s team stayed in the race for the NL Wild Card and for the next seven days will take on the team they are chancing in the standings (Pirates) and the team they enter play Monday […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Additions, Anthony Rizzo, A Sweep and 10 Games Over .500

It was a rather productive trip to Milwaukee for the Cubs that turned around in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game with one swing of the bat from Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs won all four games at Wrigley North and improved to 10 games over .500 for the first time this season. Before Sunday, the […]


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