From the Wire: Cubs Recall Beeler and Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa, Option Rusin to Iowa, Place Barney on Paternity List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa to make room on the active roster for RHP Dallas Beeler. Beeler is starting Wednesday night in Cincinnati in game four of the five-game set with the Reds. Arismendy Alcantara was officially recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Darwin Barney’s spot on the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

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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 – 07/05/14

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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Focus Remains on the Cubs Minor League System

While the big league team continued its struggles Saturday at Wrigley Field, several of the top prospects in the system put together good performances down on the farm. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez did their jobs in Colorado while Kyle Schwarber smacked two home runs, including a Grand Slam, for Kane County. Arismendy Alcantara extended […]

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The Daily CCO: Beeler Impressive for Cubs in First Big League Start

Dallas Beeler was a bright spot on a not-so-good Saturday for the Cubs on a long day at the old ballyard. Even Rick Renteria admitted following Saturday’s second game it “was totally not our day.” While the offense managed a total of two runs on nine hits in 18 innings, the Cubs received a very […]

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Beeler Hung with Unearned Loss in Big League Debut – Nationals 3, Cubs 0

Game Seventy-Nine: Cubs 0, Nationals 3 WP – Gio Gonzalez (5-4) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-1) Save – Rafael Soriano (19) Dallas Beeler was rather impressive in his Major League debut. Beeler held the Nationals to one unearned run over six innings. But the Cubs managed only three hits and were shutout for the tenth […]

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