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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Cubs Place Darwin Barney on Paternity List, Calling Up Arismendy Alcantara to Fill Roster Spot

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list in order for him to leave the team to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. Barney is expected to miss the remaining two days of the series in Cincinnati. The Cubs announced Arismendy Alcantara will take […]

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Cubs Pen Gave the Nightcap to the Reds – Reds 6, Cubs 5

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-2) LP – Hector Rondon (1-3) Save – None The Cubs played their third doubleheader of the season Tuesday in Cincinnati and for the third time the Cubs lost both games of a twin bill. The Cubs led 5-0 in the fifth inning but the […]

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Report: Athletics Could Revisit Talks with Cubs about Luis Valbuena

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs discussions with the A’s in the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland included Luis Valbuena at one point. And the two teams may revisit those discussions for Valbuena before the July 31 trade deadline. Billy Beane is looking to add a second […]

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Wood Unable to Slow Down the Big Red Machine – Reds 4, Cubs 2

Game Eighty-Eight: Cubs 2, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-7) Save – Aroldis Chapman (18) The Reds dominance over the Cubs continued in game one of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader as the Cubs fell behind early and could string together any hits against Johnny Cueto and the Reds’ bullpen. Travis […]

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Jackson Struggles Early, Reds Pull Away Late – Reds 9, Cubs 3

Game Eighty-Seven: Cubs 3, Reds 9 WP – Mike Leake (7-7) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-9) Save – None Edwin Jackson had another rough outing and the offense could not string together any hits, even after the 21-minute rain delay in the third inning, and the Cubs dropped the first of five games in four […]

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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 Not Able to Back Arrieta – Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (6-2) LP – Pedro Strop (1-4) Save – Rafael Soriano (21) The offense put runners on base in each of the first eight innings but managed only one run as the Cubs dropped the series and season series finale Sunday afternoon to the Nationals. The […]

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Epstein Addresses Blockbuster with Oakland, Hopeful This is the Last Time Cubs are Sellers

Theo Epstein addressed the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL in a conference call with the beat writers Saturday afternoon. Theo Epstein is hopeful this is the last summer the Cubs will have to be obvious sellers […]

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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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