The Daily CCO: A Big September and Other Cubs News

The Cubs split Saturday’s twinbill with the Cardinals and have won two of the first three of the four-game series in St. Louis. The Cubs hit three more home runs in game one and backed a solid outing from Felix Doubront. Jorge Soler doubled in a run in the nightcap, a game that was much […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Ramirez Ends Season Early with Permission from the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Manny Ramirez’s tenure with the Cubs is over for now. Manny Ramirez is on the disabled list and received clearance from the front office to return home after Iowa’s last road trip. Ramirez is not with the I-Cubs for the final series of the year in Des Moines. According to multiple reports, Ramirez isn’t retiring […]

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Adding a Veteran Bat is High on the Cubs Off-Season List

The front office has been talking about the importance of adding veteran leadership to the young clubhouse this off-season. Even with the emergence of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, the Cubs think a veteran presence is needed to not only help win games on the field but to help the prospects make the transition to […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs Well-Positioned to Add Impact Starting Pitching

Theo Epstein spent time earlier this week on ESPN 1000 with Carmen & Jurko talking about the Jackie Robinson West team and of course the Chicago Cubs. Epstein discussed Javier Baez and the recent call-up of Jorge Soler while pointing out Baez and Soler are two totally different players with the way they approach hitting. […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Working on Playing Clean Baseball

After one of the team’s better four-game stretches in three-plus years, the Cubs had a rough couple of days to wrap up the season series in Cincinnati. The Cubs were charged with three errors Wednesday night and two more Thursday. Rick Renteria is hoping the last two games against the Reds “are few and far […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have a Chance to Be Young, Fun and Exciting and Other News

The Cubs are creating quite the buzz with the prospects graduating to the majors and the results, while mixed in the win-loss record, have pointed to better days being on the horizon. Jon Heyman spoke with Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ GM said, “It’s going to be fun. We’re getting there. We have a chance […]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Ready for Big League Debut and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Jorge Soler Day Jorge Soler is set to make his Major League debut Wednesday night in Cincinnati and Rick Renteria said Tuesday that Soler will likely hit fifth or sixth in the lineup and play right field. Jorge Soler, or ‘George’ as he is called by his teammates, coaching staff and the front office, will […]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Gets the Call to The Show

The Cubs have called up another one of the team’s highly touted prospects. After Jorge Soler hit a three-run shot to right field off Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, he was lifted from the game. And not too long afterwards, multiple reports confirmed Jorge Soler had been called up to the big leagues. Initial […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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