The Daily CCO: A Big Week for the Cubs at the Midway Point of the Season?

The Cubs hit the midway point of the season Monday night when the team opens a three-game series in Boston. Theo Epstein will not be with the Cubs on the trip to Chicago. Epstein has family matters to attend to, but Jed Hoyer will be with the team for their first series at Fenway Park […]

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Report: Blue Jays Scouting Barney and Villanueva along with Samardzija and Hammel

The Blue Jays have had scouts following Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for weeks and at least one of the Jays talent evaluators will be making the trip from Chicago to Boston to watch the Cubs play the Red Sox for three days. According to a report from the Toronto Sun, Ted Lekas was at […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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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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Baker and Sweeney Back Hammel in Cubs Win over the Nationals– Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Game Seventy-Eight: Cubs 7, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (7-5) LP – Tanner Roark (7-5) Save – None Rick Renteria received production from unexpected sources Friday afternoon as the Cubs beat the Nationals in the second game of the series Friday afternoon. John Baker drove in four of the Cubs’ seven runs and Ryan […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/27/14

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs (33-44) vs. Nationals (41-37) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (6-5, 2.99/1.02/3.29) vs. Tanner Roark (7-4, 2.79/1.11/3.40) The Cubs will shoot for two in a row over the first place Nationals […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/26/14

Game Seventy-Seven – Cubs (32-44) vs. Nationals (41-36) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (7-6, 4.55/1.37/4.08) vs. Doug Fister (6-2, 2.65/1.04/4.12) The Cubs begin a four-game series tonight against the Nationals that will take place […]

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Mariners Reportedly Interested in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel

The Mariners have been connected to Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for quite some time. Seattle was reportedly interested in Jeff Samardzija in the off-season and the Sun-Times reported two weeks ago that Seattle was the likely landing spot for Jason Hammel at some point before the July 31 trade deadline. Jon Heyman reported Wednesday […]

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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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Cubs and Blue Jays Continue to Talk Samardzija

The Blue Jays continue their pursuit of Jeff Samardzija and according to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs and Jays have discussed a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Toronto for RHP Aaron Sanchez, LHP Daniel Norris and CF Dalton Pompey. Alex Anthopoulos has talked about the acquisition cost being too high […]

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