Cubs Trying to Get to the Bottom of Edwin Jackson’s Struggles

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo for a segment of Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse. Bosio discussed the Cubs’ young roster and pitching staff, there will be more later from the interview, and was rather candid with his comments about Edwin Jackson. The Cubs signed Edwin Jackson to a long […]

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The Daily CCO: Back to Work for the Cubs and Other News

The Cubs return to the field Friday afternoon following a much-needed day off. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won six in a row at Wrigley Field. The Cubs host the Pirates for the weekend and the team is expected to see another addition to the active roster. Once again, […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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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 Announced Justin Ruggiano Out for the Season, Updates Provided on Ryan Sweeney and Edwin Jackson

The Cubs announced Friday that Justin Ruggiano had season ending arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. Ruggiano was placed on the DL Aug. 27 retroactive to Aug. 23 and he recently saw a specialist in Dallas about discomfort in the ankle.

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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 and Braves Might Have Discussed More Than Swapping Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution provided a little clarity on the swap of bad contracts the Cubs and Braves reportedly discussed that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. According to the report, the Braves will try to trade B.J. Upton and the three years left on his contract during […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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Report: Cubs Discussed Trading Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton, May Rekindle Talks in the Off-Season

According to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Cubs and Braves discussed a deal that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. Nightengale reported the two teams talked about the swap in July but the two sides “weren’t close to agreeing to a deal.” Nightengale added to stay tuned because […]

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The Daily CCO: Roster Moves, Starting Rotation, Edwin Jackson and Other Cubs News

The Cubs made four changes to the roster prior to Thursday’s game with the biggest move placing Edwin Jackson on the 15-day DL with a right lat strain. The Cubs filled Jackson’s spot on the active roster with LHP Zac Rosscup, a lefty reliever that should see an extended look down the stretch. Utilityman Logan […]

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