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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Jorge Soler Hit Two Long Home Runs for Double-A Tennessee

Sunday was a big day for several of the prospects in the Cubs’ system. Arismendy Alcantara hit his first home run in the majors, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant performed well in the Futures Game, and Baez hit a two-run homer. Billy McKinney went deep for Daytona, his first homer since the trade. And Jorge […]

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Travis Wood Rocked, Cubs End First Half with a Loss to Atlanta – Braves 10, Cubs 7

Game Ninety-Four: Cubs 7, Braves 10 WP – Julio Teheran (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-8) Save – Craig Kimbrel (29) Travis Wood picked up where Edwin Jackson left off Saturday. The Braves pounded Travis Wood early, tacked on late and the offense could not put enough runs on the board as the Cubs ended […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 07/13/14

Game Ninety-Four – Cubs (40-53) vs. Braves (51-43) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (7-7, 4.64/1.48/4.20) vs. Julio Teheran (8-6, 2.57/1.03/3.35) The Cubs will shoot to take the rubber-game of the series against the Braves […]

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The Daily CCO: Jackson Embarrassed and Alcantara Stays in the Cubs Headlines

Edwin Jackson said he was embarrassed by the way he pitched following Saturday’s loss to the Braves. Jackson had a bad outing and stood up and fielded the questions once again. In regards to his performance, Jackson told the beat writers, “It was embarrassing, horrendous game. Flat out. No other way to put it. The […]

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Edwin Jackson Served ‘Em Up and the Braves Knocked Around the Cubs – Braves 11, Cubs 6

Game Ninety-Three: Cubs 6, Braves 11 WP – Mike Minor (3-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) Save – David Carpenter (3) Edwin Jackson could not keep the ball down or in the park Saturday afternoon. The Braves kept the scoreboard operator rather busy in a game the Cubs led 2-0 after one inning and tied […]

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