Victor Caratini Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline updated its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs system after the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs added a very good catching prospect to the system in Victor Caratini from the Braves for INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell. MLB Pipeline ranked C Victor Caratini as the 13th best prospect in […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Jake Arrieta – Brewers 3, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Seventeen: Cubs 1, Brewers 3 WP – Yovani Gallardo (7-6) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (36) Jake Arrieta bounced back from his rough outing at Coors Field and gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings Monday night, but the offense could not string together any hits against […]

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The Daily CCO: Whole Lotta Swingin’ Going On, Weekend Headlines and Other Cubs News

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs and an excitement around the team that has been missing with Javier Baez making his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs salvaged the finale against the Rays with yet another extra innings game, the sixth time in 12 games it took more than nine innings to […]

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Too Many Swings and Misses – Rays 4, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Fifteen: Cubs 0, Rays 4 WP – Jake Odorizzi (8-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-12) Save – None A day after striking out 12 times, the Cubs struck out 15 more times Saturday afternoon as the Cubs lost the second game of the series to the Rays. The Cubs managed five hits, […]

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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Rays 4, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs 3, Rays 4 – 10 innings WP – Brad Boxberger (3-1, BS 2) LP – Hector Rondon (3-4) Save – None The Cubs played free baseball for the fifth time in 10 games but ended up on the wrong end of one-run game again Friday as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as Javy Delivers the Hope

Do you know who is smiling right now? Tom Ricketts is smiling. Do you know who else is smiling? Theo Epstein is smiling. Do you know who else is smiling? A whole bunch of Cubs fans, that’s who. Javier Baez has the hopes of an entire fandom on his shoulders right now, and while no […]

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Neil Ramirez, Felix Doubront Updates and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Neil Ramirez began a rehab assignment Wednesday night with the AZL Cubs. Ramirez threw two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit with a walk and a strikeout. Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL July 29, retroactive to July 26, with triceps soreness after the team tried to option […]

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Javier Baez Bashes, Kyle Hendricks Pitches and the Cubs Win – Cubs 6, Rockies 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen: Cubs 6, Rockies 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (3-1) LP – Yohan Flande (0-4) Save – None Javier Baez hit two long home runs and Kyle Hendricks limited the Rockies to two runs over eight innings as the Cubs won a series at Coors Field for the first time since August […]

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Jake Arrieta Shelled at Coors Field – Rockies 13, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Twelve: Cubs 4, Rockies 13 WP – Jordan Lyles (6-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta had a bad night. Arrieta gave up a season-high nine runs on a career-high 13 hits as the Rockies took it to the Cubs on Wednesday night. The Cubs had two different […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Makes Debut More Than Memorable and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez stepped to the plate in the 12th inning Tuesday night 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and with one swing of the bat he not only gave the Cubs the lead, but he put his name in the history books. Javier Baez became the first player in the history of the Cubs franchise to hit an […]

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