The Daily CCO: Cubs Rumors and News from a Memorable Day of Playoff Baseball

Friday was an excellent day of baseball while rumors and speculation surrounding the Cubs picked-up. Three of the four playoff games were decided by one run and it took 11 innings to for the Royals to take a 2-0 lead in the best of five over the Angels. And two of the games featured big […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire C Victor Caratini from Braves for James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio

The Cubs made one trade prior to Thursday’s deadline. The team acquired catcher Victor Caratini from the Atlanta Braves for LHP James Russell and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio. The Cubs also sent cash to Atlanta in the deal. With the trade, the Cubs cleared two spots on the 40-man roster that officially stands at 38 players. […]

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Emilio Bonifacio Drawing Interest on Deadline Day

The front office were close enough on a deal for Emilio Bonifacio prior to Wednesday’s game that Rick Renteria kept Bonifacio out of the lineup and did not play him at all against the Rockies. Renteria said it was prudent to the team that Bonifacio did not play. According to reports, Bonifacio’s agent has been […]

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Jed Hoyer Expecting Cubs to Be Active Leading Up to Trade Deadline

Jed Hoyer met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s marathon and said he is expecting to be active leading up to the trade deadline. The Cubs are having conversations with teams about possible deals for several players on the big league roster, but it would not surprise Hoyer if the Cubs ended up not […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors are Flying and the Cubs are Talking

The buzz around baseball is focused on Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels. The Red Sox are getting “hit hard” on Jon Lester according to Ken Rosenthal and Boston is open to trading both Lester and John Lackey for “the right return.” The Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Mariners and Cardinals have been connected to the […]

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Trade Value of Five Cubs: Jackson, Coghlan, Bonifacio, Schierholtz, Sweeney

With just three days remaining until the trade deadline and over a month remaining until the waiver deadline, the Cubs still have a few players who we haven’t profiled who could be of some interest to other teams. Let’s take a look and see what the Cubs might expect to receive in return.

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Wada Picks Up First Big League Win, Cubs Snap Skid – Cubs 4, Rockies 1

Game One Hundred-Four: Cubs 4, Rockies 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) LP – Yohan Flande (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (13) Tsuyoshi Wada limited the Rockies to one run over seven strong innings and earned his first big league victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and Emilio Bonifacio scored a pair as the […]

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The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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Hendricks Hung with Loss after Cubs Shutout for the 12th Time on the Season – Cardinals 1, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred-Three: Cubs 0, Cardinals 1 WP – Adam Wainwright (13-5) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (32) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over 6 1/3 innings and the offense was not able to cash in any of the opportunities they had against Adam Wainwright as the Cubs lost the series […]

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