Rambling About the Cubs While Hoping for a New Day

Hello again, everybody. It is just not getting any better. Maybe it will, but it is rough right now. Yes, this is Captain Obvious saying ‘hello.’ There was a legion of fans supporting Tom, Theo and Jed, but that group is winnowing, and the sharks are out in full force now. It’s an interesting conversation […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/14

The inclement weather that is effecting the entire country took its toll on the Cubs minor league teams this week, as Iowa lost two games due to the weather while Kane County had one of theirs postponed. In the games that were played, both Iowa and Kane County maintained their first place leads due to […]

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Cubs Ready to Add Jake Arrieta to the Rotation and Other News and Notes

Before Monday night’s game in Cincinnati was postponed due to rain, the Cubs announced Jake Arrieta would be activated from the disabled list and start the finale of the three-game series against the Reds on Wednesday night. Once the rains washed out game one and made the Cubs trip to Cincinnati a two-game series, the […]

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Cubs Receive Good News on C.J. Edwards, MRI Reveals No Structural Damage in Shoulder

The Cubs received good news on Friday when an MRI on C.J. Edwards’ right shoulder revealed fatigue and inflammation, but no structural damage. According to multiple reports, C.J. Edwards will rest for two weeks before starting a throwing program. Edwards cut a scheduled bullpen session short on Wednesday after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder. […]

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Reports: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards Scheduled to Undergo an MRI

C.J. Edwards was in Chicago on Thursday to be examined by Dr. Stephen Gryzlo after cutting a bullpen session short due to discomfort in his shoulder. Reports indicated Thursday that Edwards was dealing with fatigue in his shoulder. According to a report from Patrick Mooney, Edwards felt tightness in his shoulder and after being examined […]

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Report: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards to Be Examined by Team Doctors

According to a report from the Sun-Times, C.J. Edwards left the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday “after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder during a scheduled side session.” Edwards will be examined by team doctors on Thursday in Chicago according to the report. The Sun-Times report added, “It is unclear how serious the injury is. Edwards did […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/21/14

Pitching was on center stage as Kane County’s Daury Torrez flirted with a perfect game while teammate Duane Underwood allowed only an unearned run in his second start.  Daytona’s tough-lock pitcher Felix Pena finally got some run support, but Ivan Pineyro could not say the same for Tennessee. C.J. Edwards picked up his first Double-A […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/14

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s article, Arismendy Alcantara comes close to hitting for the cycle, Carlos Penalver keeps on hitting, and Dustin Geiger leads all Cubs minor leaguers with four home runs. There were excellent pitching performances from Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Jake Arrieta, and Kyle Hendricks. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/14

It was home opener week down on the farm as both Kane County and Tennessee won their first home games of the season. Jen-Ho Tseng made his debut while Gerardo Concepcion was very good in relief. C.J. Edwards was solid for the Smokies on Wednesday. But the big news from the middle of the week […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/07/14

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. Jacob Hannemann, Pin-Chieh Chen and Gioskar Amaya have started the season hot at the plate, while Tyler Skulina, Daury Torrez and Tayler Scott have sparkled on the mound. Albert Almora ended his 0-for start to the season in a big way on Saturday night. Almora went 5-for-6 […]

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