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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The Daily CCO: Cubs On the Road Again

The Daily CCO returns following a day off due to draft hangover. After a good week at Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit the road again and will play 10 games over the next 10 days in three cities. The Cubs are in the middle of a stretch of games in which they play 20 of […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Three

Saturday is the third and final day of the Rule 4 Draft (Rounds 11-40). Day three begins with the 11th round at 12:00pm CDT and wraps up later in the day. Teams have found good value in the late rounds over the years, and even under the new CBA. Pitching should be the Cubs focus […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Drafting … And Streaking

In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the focus on the draft you haven’t, the Cubs have managed to win four games in a row, and have a winning record at Wrigley Field. Could climbing out of the cellar in the NL Central be on the horizon? The Cubs are only 2 1/2 games […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft – Day Two

The Rule 4 Draft resumes on Friday morning (11:30am CDT) with the third round. The second day of the draft, while it does not garner the attention of the first day, is equally as important and will determine if an organization has had a good draft or not. Day two begins with the third round […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Do a Little Drafting and a Little Sweeping

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft began on Thursday night and the Cubs selected a position player and a pitcher with their first two picks. The Cubs made Kyle Schwarber the fourth overall pick in the draft. The Cubs value the lefty hitting, catcher/outfielder and feel he will sign quickly and report to Boise. Schwarber would […]

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The Daily CCO: The Boys of Zimmer

Baseball lost one of its greats on Wednesday when Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83. Zimmer was a baseball lifer, who spent 66 years in the game, and he had a huge impact on the game. Don Zimmer was part of two of the most memorable teams in Cubs’ history. Zimmer was […]

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