Javier Baez Reports to Iowa, Plays First Game of Season

Javier Baez reported to the Iowa Cubs on Thursday afternoon and played in his first game of the season on the last day of April. Baez was in the starting lineup, batted third and played second base. Javier Baez went 1-for-6 with a double and three strikeouts in Iowa’s 4-2 loss in 13 innings to […]


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Online Voting is Underway for the 2015 All-Star Game … Rizzo, Castro, Bryant Headline Cubs Ballot

Major League Baseball posted the ballot for the 2015 All-Star Game Wednesday. For the first time, voting for the Mid-Summer Classic has been limited to the Internet. Paper ballots will not available at ballparks this year. Online and mobile voting ends July 2 at 10:59pm CDT. The 86th Annual All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Grind Out a Winning Month and Other News and Notes

The Cubs finished the first month of the season with a 12-8 record and showed steady improvement throughout April. The team ended April with the third best on-base percentage (.329) in the National League behind the Dodgers (.345) and Cardinals (.331) … and fourth in the Senior Circuit in walks (71) seven behind the league […]


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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Off and Running

These Cubs are fun to watch and Joe Maddon has his team playing good ball right now. The Cubs posted their fourth straight win Tuesday night behind five two-out run scoring hits. The Cubs have scored all 10 runs in the first two games of the Pirates series on hits with two outs. The Cubs […]


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The Cubs and Changing Positions in the Major Leagues

The future has finally arrived at Wrigley Field thanks to the ascension of prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. With other players like Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara very close to being called up, it bears in the mind the question of where the Cubs plan to put these players, especially considering that several of […]


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Cubs Secure Winning April with Monday’s Victory

The Cubs have not won anything, except for the first month of the season. With Monday’s 4-0 victory over the Pirates, the Cubs improved to 11-7 after 18 games and are four games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season. With two games remaining on the schedule for April, […]


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The Daily CCO: Baez Back with Iowa by End of Week, Updates on Edwards, Almora and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez is getting close to returning to the Iowa Cubs. Baez is playing in extended Spring Training games to get back into baseball shape after taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his sister. Theo Epstein talked with the beat writers Monday and one of the topics […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs, Prospects and the Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during Sunday morning’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio). McLeod talked about the recent call-ups of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Javier Baez is expected to be back with Iowa by the end of the week. Baez […]


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Starlin Castro is Respecting the Game and Producing Results

For the first time in his career, Starlin Castro is playing for a team with a winning record in late April. And the most criticized player on the Cubs’ roster is off to a good start in the field and at the plate. Starlin Castro has hit safely in 14 of the 17 games. Castro […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Preaches Patience with Addison Russell and Other Cubs News

Addison Russell made his Major League debut last Tuesday and hasn’t played a game at Wrigley Field yet. Obviously that will change Monday night when the youngest player in the National League crosses the lines at the old ballyard at the corner of Clark and Addison. While he has not hit the way some thought […]


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