Royals Reportedly Interested in Carlos Villanueva and Justin Ruggiano and Other Cubs Rumors

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Kansas City Royals have been scouting RHP Carlos Villanueva and OF Justin Ruggiano. Levine reported the Royals interest in both players during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The Royals have two connections with Carlos Villanueva in Ned Yost and Dale Sveum and he could […]

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Edwin Jackson Served ‘Em Up and the Braves Knocked Around the Cubs – Braves 11, Cubs 6

Game Ninety-Three: Cubs 6, Braves 11 WP – Mike Minor (3-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) Save – David Carpenter (3) Edwin Jackson could not keep the ball down or in the park Saturday afternoon. The Braves kept the scoreboard operator rather busy in a game the Cubs led 2-0 after one inning and tied […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Pretty Good Day

The Chicago Cubs had a much needed good day Thursday. Not only did the big league team receive a very good outing from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs fought back and stood up to the Reds and ended the losing streak, Anthony Rizzo was voted into the All-Star Game then the announcement was made Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Fight Back and Beat the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 4

Game Ninety-One: Cubs 6, Reds 4 – 12 innings WP – Blake Parker (1-0) LP – J.J. Hoover (1-6) Save – None It took 12 innings and a spark from Arismendy Alcantara for the Cubs to salvage the finale of the five-game series in Cincinnati and beat the Reds. The Cubs snapped their losing skid […]

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Cubs Reportedly Drawing Interest in James Russell and Wesley Wright

Teams are believed to be talking to the Cubs about both James Russell and Wesley Wright. Contending teams are always looking for ways to upgrade the bullpen, especially with left-handed relievers. While Russell and Wright did not fare too well in their most recent outings, both southpaws are having good seasons and are cost effective, […]

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Report: Athletics Could Revisit Talks with Cubs about Luis Valbuena

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs discussions with the A’s in the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland included Luis Valbuena at one point. And the two teams may revisit those discussions for Valbuena before the July 31 trade deadline. Billy Beane is looking to add a second […]

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Jackson Struggles Early, Reds Pull Away Late – Reds 9, Cubs 3

Game Eighty-Seven: Cubs 3, Reds 9 WP – Mike Leake (7-7) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-9) Save – None Edwin Jackson had another rough outing and the offense could not string together any hits, even after the 21-minute rain delay in the third inning, and the Cubs dropped the first of five games in four […]

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The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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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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Is the Blockbuster the First of Several Trades for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports, Friday night’s deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL could only be the beginning of a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Sun-Times reported the Cubs “are now poised to make several more trades […]

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