The Daily CCO: It’s the First of September, Austin Jackson and Other Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough night against the Reds and will have to be better prepared Tuesday. The Cubs have dropped five of the last six games but maintained their lead over the Giants in the NL Wild Card race. The Giants lost a 14-inning marathon at Dodger Stadium, 5-4. The Cubs lead for the […]


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A Rather Grimm Night for the Cubs – Reds 13, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty – Cubs 6, Reds 13 WP – Ryan Mattheus (2-4) LP – Justin Grimm (2-4, BS 2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (26) The Cubs scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and took a 5-3 lead into the sixth. Justin Grimm served up two, two-run homers in the sixth. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jake Arrieta Makes History

Jake Arrieta pitched his way into the history books Sunday Night and ended road trip with a truly dominating performance. Arrieta didn’t just pitch a no-hitter, he no-hit the Dodgers. Arrieta faced two over the minimum with 12 strikeouts on 116 pitches, 80 for strikes. Jake Arrieta will be named NL Pitcher of the Week […]


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The Daily CCO: School was Back In-Session and Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough time Friday night against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Clayton Kershaw was at the top of his game while several mistakes in the sixth inning led to the Cubs third straight loss. The Cubs slipped a game back of the Pirates in the NL Wild Card race. Pittsburgh scored two […]


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Too Much Swing and a Miss – Dodgers 4, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Dodgers 4 WP – Clayton Kershaw (11-6) LP – Jason Hammel (7-6) Save – Kenley Jansen (26) Anthony Rizzo hit a long homer over the center field wall in the fourth and tied the game at one. Jason Hammel lost his command in the sixth. The Dodgers scored […]


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The Daily CCO: Off to La La Land, Cubs Add Veteran to the Bullpen and Other News and Notes

Thursday was a real bum-mer for the Cubs. Not only did the Giants gain ground on the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race, but with the Pirates and Cardinals both winning as usual, the Cubs are four games back of Pittsburgh and 8 ½ games behind St. Louis in the division. The Cubs open […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for PTBNL or Cash

The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon the team acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Rodney will be with the Cubs on Friday and available for the opener of the Dodgers’ series. LHP Zac Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the active roster […]


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Tanaka Posts, Samardzija Wants to Stay with the Cubs and Other News and Rumors

The Rakuten Golden Eagles announced on Tuesday night they will grant Masahiro Tanaka’s request and allow him to jump to the majors next season. Rakuten formally posted Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday (Thursday in Japan) and the bidding is expected to begin very soon. Rakuten applied the maximum release fee, $20 million, to Tanaka. Under the […]


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Report: Cubs Express Interest in RHP Jesse Crain

The Cubs may be looking to add another pitcher or two to their bullpen this winter. The Cubs announced the signing of LHP Wesley Wright and have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jose Veras. The deal with Veras is pending a physical and the Cubs have not announced the signing […]


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