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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Cubs Break Out the Bats in Boston and Complete the Sweep of the Sox – Cubs 16, Red Sox 9

Game Eighty-Three: Cubs 16, Red Sox 9 WP – Carlos Villanueva (4-5) LP – Brandon Workman (1-2) Save – None The Cubs never trailed on a long, wild night at Fenway Park and completed the three-game sweep of the Red Sox, the Cubs first three-game sweep on the road against an American League team since […]

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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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