Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/22/14

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Iowa third baseman Kris Bryant was named The CCO Minor League Player of the Year last Thursday. Although there were excellent pitching performances at all levels, we only needed to look as far as the Kane County Cougars for our […]

Coghlan and Alcantara Power Cubs Comeback – Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs 8, Dodgers 7 WP – Justin Grimm (5-2) LP – Brian Wilson (2-4, BS 4) Save – Hector Rondon (26) In what will be remembered as The Chris Coghlan Game, the young Cubs roster did not quit playing Saturday afternoon after the Dodgers jumped out to a big lead. The […]

Cubs Commit Too Many Mistakes, Unable to Close Out the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three: Cubs 4, Dodgers 8 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-3) Save – None The Cubs took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, but the Dodgers batted around, hit Neil Ramirez rather hard and a fielding error by Logan Watkins opened the door to a five-run seventh […]

Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

Cubs Pen and Defense Implode, Drop Fifth in a Row – Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five: Cubs 2, Blue Jays 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (12-9) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-2, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs led Tuesday’s game 2-1 as late as the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Arrieta left the game with one out, one on and the Cubs up by a […]

Wood Gets Smoked, Cubs Get Swept – Pirates 10, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-5) LP – Travis Wood (8-12) Save – None The Pirates removed any doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s game before the Cubs collected their first hit off Gerrit Cole. Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season and was hammered for seven […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs recalled INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa. Olt is with the team at Wrigley Field but not in Friday’s starting lineup. Olt spent Wednesday and Thursday on a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County. Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on Aug. 20 with a strained left […]

Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

Arodys Vizcaino, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez and Dan Straily Among Eight Cubs September Call-Ups

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team recalled five players from Triple-A Iowa that will spend September with the big league club and two additions to the 40-man roster. The Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. RHP Blake Parker was […]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Creating Quite the Buzz

For the first time in half a decade the arrow is pointing up for the Chicago Cubs and the baseball world can see what is going on with the North Side Nine. The Cubs are coming off their second winning month of the season and have actually played .500 ball since the All-Star break (21-21). […]