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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Cubs Need Samardzija to Avoid the June Swoon

Guess what, it is June, Jeff Samardzija is struggling once again and it is bad timing for both Samardzija and the Cubs. The Cubs and Samardzija spent the off-season trying to work out a contract extension. The Cubs value what Samardzija brings to the table and Samardzija said he wanted to stay with the team. […]

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The Daily CCO: The Road Keeps Winding for the Cubs

It’s Friday the 13th and the Cubs road trip continues tonight, weather permitting, with the first of three in Philadelphia. The Cubs run of playing decent baseball came to a screeching halt with the recently completed four-game series in Pittsburgh. The Cubs are 11-24 outside of Wrigley Field and have hit .227/.288/.353 in 35 road games […]

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Bonifacio Likely Headed to the DL, Sweeney Expected Back on Friday

According to multiple reports following Thursday’s game, Emilio Bonifacio is on his way back to Chicago to be examined by team doctors to determine the severity of the injury he suffered to his right rib cage. Emilio Bonifacio had to be helped off the field by trainer P.J. Mainville following an at bat in the […]

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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The Cubs announced Wednesday the signing of first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs signed Schwarber to a bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. And not long after the signing was announced, reports surfaced that Schwarber was already in Boise to prepare for the Hawks opener on Friday. The Cubs view Schwarber […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo is Creating Headlines

Anthony Rizzo had a big night Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. And Rizzo is one of the reasons the Cubs have played better baseball over the last two weeks. Since June 1 (nine games), Rizzo is hitting .375/.459/.781 with four doubles, three […]

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The Daily CCO: Iowa’s Grand Night in Fresno

The Iowa Cubs had a big night on the West Coast. Iowa beat the Fresno Grizzlies 17-2 behind two grand slams and another very good outing by Tsuyoshi Wada. Christian Villanueva and Rafael Lopez hit the slams and Lopez finished with a career-high seven RBI. Monday was the first time since 2006 (Micah Hoffpauir and […]

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