The Daily CCO: What a Deadline It Was and Cubs News and Notes

Thursday will be remembered as arguably the busiest trade deadline day in the history of the game. And oh what a day it was. It all started with the Red Sox dealing Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance (Round B) pick in next year’s draft and ended […]

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Jake Arrieta Deals a W for the Cubs – Cubs 3, Rockies 1

Game One Hundred-Seven: Cubs 3, Rockies 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (6-2) LP – Pedro Hernandez (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (14) Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the fifth inning and ending up limiting the Rockies to one run over seven innings while the offense was patient enough in the sixth inning to […]

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Cubs Unable to Deliver the Wright Ending in Extra Innings – Rockies 6, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred-Six: Cubs 4, Rockies 6 – 10 innings WP – Rob Scahill (1-0) LP – Wesley Wright (0-2) Save – Adam Ottavino (1) For the second game in a row, the Cubs and Rockies needed extra innings to decide the outcome after a Cubs’ third baseman game tying two-run homer. Wesley Wright could […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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Eight Cubs Make MLB Pipeline’s Ranking of Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline unveiled its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Sunday night and the Cubs placed eight players in the top 100, the most of any organization in baseball … Cubs (8), Pirates (7), Red Sox (6), Astros (6), Twins (6), Rockies (5), Rangers (5), Mets (5), Diamondbacks (5), Royals (5), Padres […]

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Wada Picks Up First Big League Win, Cubs Snap Skid – Cubs 4, Rockies 1

Game One Hundred-Four: Cubs 4, Rockies 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) LP – Yohan Flande (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (13) Tsuyoshi Wada limited the Rockies to one run over seven strong innings and earned his first big league victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and Emilio Bonifacio scored a pair as the […]

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MLB Pipeline Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted updates to each team’s top 20 prospect list Sunday night and the Cubs’ updated list includes the recently drafted OF/C Kyle Schwarber and reflects the performances turned in this season. Kris Bryant tops the list of the prospects in the Cubs system followed by Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Arismendy Alcantara and Albert […]

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Hendricks Hung with Loss after Cubs Shutout for the 12th Time on the Season – Cardinals 1, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred-Three: Cubs 0, Cardinals 1 WP – Adam Wainwright (13-5) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (32) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over 6 1/3 innings and the offense was not able to cash in any of the opportunities they had against Adam Wainwright as the Cubs lost the series […]

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Cubs Bullpen Bows to the Cardinals – Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred-Two: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Randy Choate (2-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (31) Jake Arrieta settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning and Nate Schierholtz tied the game at two in the sixth with a pinch-hit home run. But James Russell and […]

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Hey! Hey! Cubs Pull Out a Sweeney Victory Over the Cardinals – Cubs 7, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred-One: Cubs 7, Cardinals 6 WP – Justin Grimm (3-2) LP – Kevin Siegrist (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (12) Friday was a typical Cubs-Cardinals game and to the Cubs credit they did not quit playing after trailing by three runs before the offense had a chance to swing the bat. The Cubs […]

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