Cubs Month In Review – June

As our month in review series continues, we enter the halfway point of the Cubs season with the Cubs 11 games under .500 with a record of 35-46 and with a similar record last year of 34-45 at this point, on the surface it seems not much as changed for the Cubs at all. If […]

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Trade Value of Carlos Villanueva

After a rough start to the season with unsightly numbers and a loss of his rotation spot, it’s hard to fathom Carlos Villanueva as a trade candidate. However, due to the alarming number of injuries to young pitching, a lot of contending clubs are hurting for depth and a pitcher like Villanueva who has the […]

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Samardzija Can’t Prevent a Sweep – Nationals 7, Cubs 2

Game Eighty: Cubs 2, Nationals 7 WP – Blake Treinen (1-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-7) Save – Ross Detwiler (1) The Cubs played their second doubleheader of the season Saturday and for the second time this season lost both games of a twin bill as the Nationals beat up Jeff Samardzija in the nightcap […]

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Cubs Downplay Volume of Trade Talk

As to be expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer downplayed the rumors and trade talks surrounding the Cubs Friday. With July just around the corner, the noise will get louder before deals are made. Theo Epstein explained before Friday’s game that it is the usual chatter for this time of year and the talks are […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Could Use Relievers in the Outfield

For those that have been hoping for Travis Wood to play in the outfield on the days he’s not pitching, that is not going to happen. But Rick Renteria is considering using his relievers in the outfield in order to keep from burning through his bullpen. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria “has considered preserving […]

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Reds Winning Ways Continue at Wrigley – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Six: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Mat Latos (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-8) Save – Aroldis Chapman (14) Edwin Jackson had another rough night while the offense managed only one run off Mat Latos as the Cubs dropped the rubber game of the series to the Reds Wednesday night. Edwin Jackson really […]

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Cubs Could Help Alex Anthopoulos with Blue Jays Shopping List

The Blue Jays are looking to trade for a starting pitcher and Toronto has scouted both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Cubs have Hammel and Samardzija pitching back-to-back in the rotation, and many feel, for now, as a way to make it easier for interested teams to scout both starters. According to a report […]

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Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Trade Value of Cubs Lefty Relievers

In our last couple of articles we went over the two big trade chips for the Cubs this season, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. These two have been dominating the trade rumors for the team, but sneaking into the picture are James Russell and Wesley Wright. The two left-handed relievers could prove valuable to a […]

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