The Daily CCO: La Stella Ready for Rehab Assignment, Cubs Release Jackson and Other News and Rumors

Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and the Cubs’ offense picked up the pitching staff Monday and provided a memorable win over the Rockies. What will be lost in the two comebacks Monday night are the performances turned in by Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell. Fowler singled in the ninth with one out and reached base three […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of Rafael Soriano, Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

The Cubs made the news official just before Noon on Monday. The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Rafael Soriano from the Iowa Cubs, added him to the 40- and 25-man roster. RHP Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment. Rafael Soriano will be available for Monday’s opener in Cincinnati and he will wear No. 29. […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs in the Middle of Everything at the Deadline? And Other News and Rumors

After taking two of three and winning a series in Atlanta, the Cubs will begin a four-game in three-day series with the Reds in Cincinnati eight games back of the Cardinals in the division but just 3 ½ games behind the Pirates for second in the central and the top NL Wild Card spot. The […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have designated RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment to make room on the 40-man and active roster for RHP Rafael Soriano. Soriano will join the Cubs in Cincinnati on Monday. Edwin Jackson appeared in 23 games for the Cubs this season, all in relief. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as the Second Half Commences

Hello again, everybody. It was a fun week for baseball fans as the Midsummer Classic caught the attention of the sporting world the first few days of the week. I, like most, absolutely loved the new approach to Home Run Derby. The clock was just great, and in a game where clocks never existed, maybe […]


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Cubs Slide Continues – White Sox 5, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 1, White Sox 5 WP – Chris Sale (8-4) LP – Jon Lester (4-8) Save – None The largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field saw the Cubs drop their third game in a row. Jon Lester allowed two runs in the first inning and that is all the run […]


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Same Story, Different Game – Cardinals 6, Cubs 0

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 0, Cardinals 6 WP – John Lackey (7-5) LP – Jon Lester (4-7) Save – None The Cubs seemingly have not had one thing go their way against the Cardinals this season and the trend continued Monday night. Jon Lester was hung with the loss after taking a no-hitter into the […]


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Cubs Spanked in St. Louis – Cardinals 8, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 1, Cardinals 8 WP – Michael Wacha (10-3) LP – Donn Roach (0-1) Save – Carlos Villanueva (1) The Cubs wasted chances to put runs on the board against Michael Wacha before the game got out of hand in the fourth inning. The Cardinals scored four runs in the fourth off […]


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One of Those Days – Dodgers 4, Cubs 0

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 0, Dodgers 4 WP – Carlos Frias (5-5) LP – Jon Lester (4-6) Save – None If it could go wrong for the Cubs Thursday it did in front of the biggest crowd of the year at Wrigley Field. And the four-game series ended with a disappointing loss to the Dodgers. […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing Options for Wada’s Spot in the Rotation and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs received some not-so-good news about LHP Tsuyoshi Wada prior to Wednesday’s loss to the Dodgers. Wada was still dealing with soreness in his shoulder. And while the Cubs haven’t ruled him out for Saturday in St. Louis, the Cubs are exploring internal options in case he is unable to pitch. Reports indicated Wada […]


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