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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The Daily CCO: Two Announcements and Two More Exhibition Games on Tap for the Cubs

Countdown to Opening Night: 2 days The Cubs still have business to take care of before the team makes its way from Arizona to Chicago to open the 2015 season on Sunday night against the Cardinals. The Cubs have two exhibition games with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Edwin Jackson starts Friday night, Travis Wood […]


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Rambling about the Cubs on the Eve of the Eve

Hello again, everybody. Real games are so close I can almost taste them. Well, to be fair, I just had some hot dogs, so I like, literally just tasted baseball. And yes, I am very well aware that is an erroneous use of “literally.” The North Side is abuzz with the excitement of baseball, video […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester’s Ready for Opening Night and Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Opening Night: 4 days According to multiple reports, Jon Lester said he’s ready for Opening Night after completing his last spring tune-up Tuesday afternoon. Lester built his arm strength and pitch count in a minor league game. Lester threw 13 pitches in the first inning Tuesday, 11 for strikes, and broke two bats. […]


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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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Jake Arrieta’s Big Day Leads the Way in a Blowout Spring Win – Cubs 18, Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (ss) 18, Rockies 4 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Jonathan Gray (0-2) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings and drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a double. The Cubs scored seven runs against Jonathan Grey and knocked him […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/28/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six: Cubs (ss) (10-14-1) vs. Rockies (13-11-2) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jake Arrieta (2-1, 5.40, 1.70) vs. Jonathan Gray (0-1, 2.08, 0.92) Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven: Cubs (ss) (10-14-1) vs. Reds (11-10-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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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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