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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/28/14 – Game One

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs (34-44) vs. Nationals (41-38) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Dallas Beeler (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Gio Gonzalez (4-4, 4.38/1.35/3.49) The Cubs have a long day of baseball ahead of them at the old […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/26/14

Game Seventy-Seven – Cubs (32-44) vs. Nationals (41-36) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (7-6, 4.55/1.37/4.08) vs. Doug Fister (6-2, 2.65/1.04/4.12) The Cubs begin a four-game series tonight against the Nationals that will take place […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Could Use Relievers in the Outfield

For those that have been hoping for Travis Wood to play in the outfield on the days he’s not pitching, that is not going to happen. But Rick Renteria is considering using his relievers in the outfield in order to keep from burning through his bullpen. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria “has considered preserving […]

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