The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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

As the saying goes “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” There was plenty of movement in minor leagues to end the week, as there was the usual roster shuffling along with a big trade. Tennessee said hello to new prospect INF Addison Russell and welcomed back to OF Jorge Soler. Outfielder Billy McKinney […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/06/14

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs (38-47) vs. Nationals (47-39) Game Time – 12:35pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington DC Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.81/1.01/1.96) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (6-4, 2.95/1.19/2.74) The Cubs wrap-up the three game series as well as the season series […]

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A Predictably Ugly Shutout – Nationals 13, Cubs 0

Game Eighty-Five: Cubs 0, Nationals 13 WP – Gio Gonzalez (6-4) LP – Carlos Villanueva (4-6) Save – None The Cubs had a bad afternoon Saturday at Nationals Park and saw their four-game winning streak come to an end. The Cubs lost the second game of the series to the Nationals as the team was […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/05/14

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs (38-46) vs. Nationals (46-39) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington DC Carlos Villanueva (4-5, 5.91/1.64/3.77) vs. Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93/1.27/3.34) To say a lot has changed since the Cubs won their fourth game […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/05/14

Well, so much for that! A perfectly good notes piece that I had prepared yesterday will have to wait as we now digest the big trade with Oakland. I guess that’s baseball! Let’s start looking at the trade’s impact on the minor leagues with a top-down approach. The trading of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara Has Become Part of the Everyday Conversation and Other Cubs News

Arismendy Alcantara has been making noise in the Cubs’ system for several years, but he is producing to the point that the mainstream media is asking more and more questions about him on a daily basis. Alcantara ran his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/14

First place remains in the grasp in four of the Cubs’ eight minor league teams. It all started at the top as Iowa took four straight from Omaha thanks to the efforts of Kris Bryant, Manny Ramirez, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson. Tennessee received excellent pitching from Corey Black and Pierce Johnson with support from […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Double-A, Triple-A – 06/30/14

First place Tennessee won three out of four thanks to the outstanding pitching of Corey Black and Dae-Eun Rhee. Not to be outdone, second place Iowa took three out of five with the streaking Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Josh Vitters. Meanwhile, a Boise blowout on Friday night gave hope to better days ahead for […]

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Arismendy Alcantara is Pushing for a Promotion and Other I-Cubs Stats

Arismendy Alcantara had another big game at the plate Friday night in Colorado. Alcantara went 4-for-6 with a three-run homer, four RBI and three runs scored. Alcantara has really excelled in the leadoff spot for the I-Cubs. Alcantara has reached base safely in 10 of his last 11 games and is riding a six-game hitting […]

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