The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Feels Lucky and Cubs News and Notes

Mike Olt picked up his second hit of the young season, a solo homer in the third inning after Chris Coghlan went yard, the second of back-to-back jacks for the Cubs. Olt was 1-for-4 on Saturday night before he stepped in the box in the ninth inning. Olt was hit by a pitch on his […]


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A Frustrating Friday – Rockies 5, Cubs 1

Game Three – Cubs 1, Rockies 5 WP – Christian Bergman (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had plenty of opportunities to put runs on the board early in the game. The Cubs couldn’t capitalize while the Rockies took advantage of the opportunities they were given. And the Cubs dropped […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation, Wood In, Jackson to the Bullpen

Countdown to Opening Night: 1 day Joe Maddon made it official before Friday night’s practice game against the Diamondbacks, Travis Wood made the rotation and Edwin Jackson would start the season in the bullpen. The decisions to have Wood stay in the rotation and Jackson to be the team’s long man in the pen were […]


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Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/03/15

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (15-15-1) vs. Diamondbacks (17-14-2) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network, MLB.TV (Diamondbacks) – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Edwin Jackson (2-1, 5.28, 1.50) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 6.00, 2.00) The Cubs play their first game of the year in a big league stadium tonight. […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon’s First Cubs Roster is Coming into Focus

Countdown to Opening Night: 3 days Joe Maddon said Wednesday that he expects the team’s first roster of the season to be finalized by Friday. The Cubs made three spring roster cuts prior to Wednesday’s Cactus League finale. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Appears Bullpen Bound and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Opening Night: 6 days A lot of questions will be answered this week as the Cubs prepare to leave Arizona and the start of the season with the Cardinals. And based on reports Sunday night, the Cubs appear to have decided to go with a traditional five-man rotation with Travis Wood taking the […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/29/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight: Cubs (11-15-1) vs. Royals (16-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Edwin Jackson (1-1, 7.59, 1.97) vs. Edinson Volquez (1-2, 9.49, 2.35) It’s the last Sunday in the Cactus League, only seven days until Opening Night against […]


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