The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 03/19/15

Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (7-9-1) vs. Diamondbacks (10-6-1) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Edwin Jackson (1-1, 0.00, 1.40) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (0-1, 3.38, 1.38) The Cubs make the trip from Mesa to Scottsdale for their […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Just Keeps Hitting Home Runs and Other Cubs News

The Cubs ended up 3-1 in the split squad games over the last two days. The Cubs split the two games Friday before winning Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas behind Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks and in Maryvale in large part to Matt Szczur, Welington Castillo and Mike Olt driving in six runs. The team […]


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Szczur, Castillo and the Cubs Bash the Brewers – Cubs 10, Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs (ss) 10, Brewers 5 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (0-1) Save – None The Cubs scored eight runs in the first three innings, seven in third, and Edwin Jackson did not allow the Brewers to cross the plate in his three innings of work as […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/14/15

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Athletics (ss) (7-4-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (Oakland) Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 0.00, 1.50) vs. Jesse Hahn (0-1, 6.75, 2.00) Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Brewers (3-6) Game Time – 3:05pm […]


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