The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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Cubs Walk-Off with a Win Over the Braves – Cubs 5, Braves 4

Game Ninety-Two: Cubs 5, Braves 4 WP – Hector Rondon (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jordan Walden (0-1) Save – None What looked like was going to be a disappointing loss turned into an exciting walk-off victory as the Cubs took game one of the series with the Braves. After the Braves tied the game […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 07/11/14

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs (39-52) vs. Braves (50-42) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.78/1.02/2.05) vs. Alex Wood (6-7, 3.14/1.18/3.46) After finishing one of the longest road trips in recent memory with a 5-6 […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up Kyle Hendricks, Option Dallas Beeler to Iowa

The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called Hendricks up to make his Major League debut Thursday in the finale of the five-game series with the Reds. Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for Kyle Hendricks. […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Arrieta – Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (6-2) LP – Pedro Strop (1-4) Save – Rafael Soriano (21) The offense put runners on base in each of the first eight innings but managed only one run as the Cubs dropped the series and season series finale Sunday afternoon to the Nationals. The […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/06/14

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs (38-47) vs. Nationals (47-39) Game Time – 12:35pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington DC Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.81/1.01/1.96) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (6-4, 2.95/1.19/2.74) The Cubs wrap-up the three game series as well as the season series […]

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Epstein Addresses Blockbuster with Oakland, Hopeful This is the Last Time Cubs are Sellers

Theo Epstein addressed the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL in a conference call with the beat writers Saturday afternoon. Theo Epstein is hopeful this is the last summer the Cubs will have to be obvious sellers […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/04/14

Game Eighty-Four – Cubs (37-46) vs. Nationals (46-38) Game Time – 10:05am CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Jason Hammel (7-5, 2.98/1.01/3.11) vs. Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.98/1.15/3.37) Happy Fourth of July! Weather permitting … The Cubs 11-game road trip continues […]

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Jason Hammel Could Still Be Traded Sooner Rather than Later and More Cubs Rumors

Reports suggested two weeks ago that the Cubs could move Jason Hammel at some point during the first week of July. The front office was thought to have Hammel on the same timeframe as Scott Feldman was a year ago and he would be moved early in the month. Jason Hammel is scheduled to pitch […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara Has Become Part of the Everyday Conversation and Other Cubs News

Arismendy Alcantara has been making noise in the Cubs’ system for several years, but he is producing to the point that the mainstream media is asking more and more questions about him on a daily basis. Alcantara ran his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his […]

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