Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/14

With one week to go in the minor league season, streaking is what seems to be the trend in the Cubs’ system. Kane County was winners of 13 straight thanks to excellent pitching from Jonathan Martinez, Tyler Ihrig, and Ben Wells. Both Daytona and Kyle Schwarber went on a five game roll, with the first […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/14

With time running out in the season, all of the Cubs’ top five minor league teams remain in the hunt for the playoffs. Boise will need some help, but is starting to get some production for Kevin Brown. Kane County is already in, and outfielder Jeffrey Baez is starting to make his presence felt. Daytona […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/14

The Cubs minor league teams just keep winning ballgames as the countdown to the end of the regular season down on the farm has begun. Boise won three straight before dropping a game in the 10th inning Wednesday night. Kane County keeps rolling along as innings limits are pushing the starters in and out of the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Ramirez and Turner, Option Rusin to Iowa and Place Schlitter on 15-day DL

The Cubs made four roster moves prior to Sunday’s finale against the Rays. RHP Neil Ramirez was activated from the 15-day DL. RHP Jacob Turner was added to the 25-man roster and LHP Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the 25-man roster to activate both Ramirez and Turner, RHP Brian […]

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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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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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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up INF Chris Valaika and RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced three roster moves Friday afternoon. The Cubs added LHP Felix Doubront to the 25-man roster and officially placed him on the 15-day DL. To take Doubront’s spot on the roster, the Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Parker was optioned to Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game in order to create […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. It is August 1, and I must say, I think Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had themselves quite a July. They added multiple players to the farm system’s top-20 list while promoting many of the big names to their respective next level. The dog days may begin in August, but Cubs fans […]

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