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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Is the Blockbuster the First of Several Trades for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports, Friday night’s deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL could only be the beginning of a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Sun-Times reported the Cubs “are now poised to make several more trades […]

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Hammel Not Happy About Being Pulled as Trade Rumors Pick-Up

Jason Hammel put together another good outing Friday. Hammel allowed a run on four hits through six innings to the Nationals on 90 pitches and he took the hill for the seventh inning with a 4-1 lead. Hammel gave up a leadoff double to Anthony Rendon, and Rick Renteria went to his pen. Neil Ramirez […]

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