The Daily CCO: Turner Rehabbing, Waiting on Soriano, Lester Struggling and Other Cubs News

There was positive news on the pitching and injury front for the Cubs before the loss Tuesday night in Detroit. RHP Jacob Turner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and the right hander made his first rehab start with the Smokies. Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League and has been on the disabled […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/27/15

Game Eighteen: Cubs (10-7) vs. Pirates (11-8) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (1-1, 5.19/1.27/3.79) vs. Vance Worley (2-1, 4.00/1.50/3.43) The Cubs return home to Wrigley Field following a rather successful […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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Joe Maddon is Not Concerned about Jon Lester

Jon Lester’s unwillingness, or inability, to throw to first base caught a majority of the media and fan base by surprise when the issue made headlines on Opening Night. Jon Lester does not like throwing to first base, and guess what he’s had a very good career. But Lester and the Cubs are going to […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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Chris Bosio Talked Cubs Pitching on 670 The Score

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio spent time last Friday on the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score) and discussed his pitching staff the day after the team’s first Spring Training game. Chris Bosio has a reputation of being brutally honest with his players and he did not mix his words during his interview with […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Joe Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation for First Six Spring Games, Jon Lester to Make Debut Friday

The Cubs begin play in the Cactus League on Thursday with a split squad day. And on Monday, Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the first six exhibition games. Travis Wood (A’s) and Jacob Turner (Giants) get the Cactus League openers on Thursday. And Wood will oppose fellow lefty Barry Zito at Sloan Park. Jon […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Has Sights Set on Opening Day Job with the Cubs

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 8 days Mike Olt has already reported to the Cubs’ facility and he’s eager to apply the lessons he learned last year according to a report from Carrie Muskat. Olt showed the power that made him an untouchable prospect a couple of years ago. Olt smacked 12 […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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