Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Fall Short of Preventing the Sweep – Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Josh Collmenter (8-5) LP – Jake Arrieta (5-2) Save – Addison Reed (23) The offense could not figure out Josh Collmenter, Jake Arrieta made three mistakes and the eventual winning run scored when Anthony Rizzo made an outstanding catch tumbling into the camera well as the Cubs […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors, The Roster and Other Cubs News

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is 11 days away and the Cubs could be very active as teams continue to look at several players on the Cubs roster. According to multiple reports, pitchers James Russell, Wesley Wright and Carlos Villanueva have drawn interest. And Russell could be the next player traded according to the […]

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Diamondbacks Pound Travis Wood, Cubs Drop Fourth in a Row – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Six: Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 9 WP – Wade Miley (6-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-9) Save – None For the second straight night, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead and for the second game in a row the Cubs ended up losing a game in the desert. The Cubs had a 3-1 […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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D-Backs Grind Out a Win Over Edwin Jackson and the Bullpen – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Ninety-Five: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Eury De La Rosa (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-3, BS 3) Save – Addison Reed (22) The Cubs began the second half of the season with another loss at Chase Field. The Cubs led 4-2 in the sixth inning but the bullpen could not preserve the […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Javier Baez Makes First Start at Second Base for Iowa

After more than two years of asking when Javier Baez would play a position other than shortstop, the Cubs moved Baez across the bag to second base for Thursday night’s game in Round Rock. Baez saw a little time at second base in Spring Training and had been working out at second prior to games, […]

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The Daily CCO: Castro and Rizzo Took Part in the Midsummer Classic and Other Cubs Notes

The American League topped the National League, 5-3, at the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Derek Jeter picked up two hits in his last Midsummer Classic, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout was named the game’s MVP. And FOX failed to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmer. Adam Wainwright […]

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Kris Bryant Ranked No. 1 on Minor League Ball’s Mid-Season List of Top Prospects

John Sickels’ released his mid-season list of the top 75 prospects in the game Monday, and Sickels put the Cubs’ Kris Bryant at the top spot in his ranking. Six of the best young players in the Cubs’ system found their way on Sickels’ list: Kris Bryant (1), Addison Russell (5), Javier Baez (15), Jorge […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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