Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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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 – 08/28/14

It’s getting down to the nitty-gritty as Boise is still fighting for a playoff spot while welcoming its newest addition, shortstop Gleyber Torres. Daytona’s magic number is down to one as the red-hot Bijan Rademacher has carried the D-Cubs of late. Tennessee remains in the hunt with a crucial weekend series on the horizon. The […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Might Move Edwin Jackson to the Bullpen and Other News

Edwin Jackson had another bad outing Wednesday and according to multiple reports he could have lost his spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year, and while he did not make any excuses for another poor outing, according to the Sun-Times […]

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Cubs Mapping Out Plan for Pitching Staff in September

The front office and coaching staff are working on a plan for the pitching staff in September that does not appear at this time will include shutting any of the pitchers down before the end of the season. There are starters and relievers that are approaching career highs in innings or appearances that will likely […]

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Cubs Do Not Plan on Shutting Jake Arrieta Down Early

Less than a day after leaving open the possibility of the Cubs shutting Jake Arrieta down before the end of the season, Rick Renteria told the beat writers prior to Monday’s finale with the Mets that the team has “no plans to shut him down.” Renteria explained the team is not even considering it. And […]

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The Daily CCO: Will the Cubs Slow Jake Arrieta’s Roll?

Jake Arrieta kept on rolling Sunday at Citi Field. Arrieta tossed seven innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and walked two batters. The Mets put two runners on base once at the same time, and that was due to an error behind Arrieta that was erased by an excellent double play turned in by […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Dan Straily to Iowa

As expected, RHP Dan Straily was optioned to Iowa following Saturday’s game against the Mets. Straily took the loss in his first start with the Cubs. Straily had two bad innings but retired the side in order in four of the six innings he pitched. Straily was charged with seven runs, five earned, on four hits […]

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