The Daily CCO: Kevin Encarnacion and Jose Zapata Return to the Field and Other Cubs News

Two Cubs prospects that were involved in a serious car crash in the Dominican Republic last January have returned to the field after both players spent a majority of the year not knowing if they would be able to continue their baseball careers. Kevin Encarnacion is scheduled to play in an Instructional League intrasquad game […]

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The Farm System Could Have Made Things Less Painful For The Cubs

As a long time minor league observer, I have been thrilled not only with the Cubs promoting many minor league players since the middle of the season, but also with the reactions of the fans.  In an otherwise dismal season, the promotions have brought back a buzz of excitement to the Cubs. They have also […]

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Manny Ramirez will Reportedly Work this Off-Season with Javier Baez

During the press conference to formally announce the Cubs new partnership with the South Bend Cubs, Theo Epstein fielded a question about Manny Ramirez’s future with the organization. Epstein said then that Manny Ramirez was interested in returning to the Cubs down the road in some capacity. Ramirez reportedly made a connection with several of […]

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Cubs Month In Review – September

In the final month of the season, Cubs fans learned a lot about their team and got a glimpse of what they might see next season. The Cubs played a lot of teams in the thick of the playoff race and held their own, finishing with a 12-13 record without much help from Starlin Castro […]

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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs Prior to the Start of the Off-Season

Judd Sirott spoke with Theo Epstein prior to the end of the season and discussed a variety of topics with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations that were aired during two Cubs’ pre-game shows on 720 WGN. Theo Epstein talked about the exit meetings with the players, possible expectations going into next season and several […]

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Cubs Steal One from the Brewers, End the Season with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs 5, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (2-4) LP – Mike Fiers (6-5) Save – Hector Rondon (29) The Cubs ended the organization’s 139th season on a positive note with a win at Miller Park over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning that gave the […]

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Too Many Swings and Too Many Misses – Brewers 2, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs 1, Brewers 2 WP – Wily Peralta (17-11) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (44) The offense could not make enough contact against Wily Peralta on Saturday night as the Cubs dropped the second game of the final series to the Brewers. The Cubs allowed Wily Peralta […]

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Cubs Outlast the Brewers in Opener of Last Series of the Season – Cubs 6, Brewers 4

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs 6, Brewers 4 WP – Neil Ramirez (3-3) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-9) Save – Hector Rondon (28) The Cubs outlasted the Brewers in a sluggish game Friday night that took over three and a half hours to complete. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead when Chris Coghlan […]

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Jake Arrieta Closes Out Wrigley with a Win – Cubs 3, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (10-5) LP – John Lackey (3-3) Save – Hector Rondon (27) The Cubs beat the Cardinals in the final home game of the 2014 season behind a tremendous outing from Jake Arrieta. Not only did Jake Arrieta hold the Cardinals to one unearned […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs and the Makings of a Very Dominant Offense with ESPN Chicago

Jesse Rogers spoke with Theo Epstein earlier this week and discussed on-base percentage, walks, the way Epstein views strikeouts, Arismendy Alcantara and sports medicine with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. Theo Epstein thinks the Cubs have the makings of a very dominant offense. And if he and Jed Hoyer can add some guys that […]

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