The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging road trip and stretch of games ahead of them. The Cubs have played good ball. One cannot […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


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Cubs Spring Training Ends with a Loss – Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 4 WP – Anthony Banda (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Jimmie Sherfy (1) Travis Wood gave up two runs in an inning of work. Kyle Hendricks tossed a scoreless second inning. But the prospect filled lineup couldn’t dig out of the early hole as […]


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Szczur Homers, Soler Drives in Two Before Kids Rally and Surprise the Rangers – Cubs 15, Rangers 10

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 15, Rangers 10 WP – Francisley Bueno (1-1) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 7-1 as late as the fifth inning and never quit Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh before […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber Included in Third Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the third round of spring roster cuts Thursday afternoon, and there really were not any surprises. The Cubs sent 12 players to minor league camp and reduced the Spring Training roster to 40 players. The Cubs optioned two relievers to Triple-A Iowa, RHP Blake Parker and LHP Joseph Ortiz. And 10 players […]


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A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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Bryant Launches Two Longballs, Russell and Castillo Go Deep, Cubs Win – Cubs 12, Mariners 10

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 12, Mariners 10 WP – Eric Jokisch (1-0) LP – Felix Hernandez (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Kris Bryant hit two home runs, one off Felix Hernandez, and drove in five runs. Addison Russell collected two more spring hits, one a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez and Welington […]


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