Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

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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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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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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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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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Cubs Stay in the Rumor Mill as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Thursday is the non-waiver trade deadline and it could be a rather busy end of the month around baseball. As for the Cubs, the front office is believed to be listening and talking to other teams about players on the big league roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week the club is not […]

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Cubs Bullpen Bows to the Cardinals – Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred-Two: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Randy Choate (2-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (31) Jake Arrieta settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning and Nate Schierholtz tied the game at two in the sixth with a pinch-hit home run. But James Russell and […]

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