The Daily CCO: Will the Cubs Slow Jake Arrieta’s Roll?

Jake Arrieta kept on rolling Sunday at Citi Field. Arrieta tossed seven innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and walked two batters. The Mets put two runners on base once at the same time, and that was due to an error behind Arrieta that was erased by an excellent double play turned in by […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Promotions, Player Development, Pitching and the Cubs System on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting spent time Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed a variety of topics in the Cubs system. McLeod talked about the promotion of Javier Baez and why the front office decided August […]

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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Makes Debut More Than Memorable and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez stepped to the plate in the 12th inning Tuesday night 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and with one swing of the bat he not only gave the Cubs the lead, but he put his name in the history books. Javier Baez became the first player in the history of the Cubs franchise to hit an […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire LHP Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a PTBNL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later. The 27-year old southpaw has voiced his displeasure with the way the Red Sox have handled him this season. Felix Doubront is 2-4 in 17 games, 10 starts, with a 6.07 ERA and […]

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Cubs Have Reportedly Had Internal Discussions about Jon Lester and Justin Masterson

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will address the organization’s pitching needs and could add starters in the off-season if the situation, or situations, presents itself and benefit the Cubs moving forward. The Cubs have very little financial commitments on the books for the big league team beyond this year and […]

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Cubs Sign 35th Round Pick LHP Jordan Minch

The Cubs announced the signing of LHP Jordan Minch, the team’s 35th round pick in last month’s draft, prior to Friday’s deadline. According to reports, Minch signed a $110,000 bonus. The additional $10,000 counts against the Cubs bonus pool for the 2014 draft. Plus, the Cubs agreed to pay for the completion of his undergraduate degree. […]

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Javier Baez Makes First Start at Second Base for Iowa

After more than two years of asking when Javier Baez would play a position other than shortstop, the Cubs moved Baez across the bag to second base for Thursday night’s game in Round Rock. Baez saw a little time at second base in Spring Training and had been working out at second prior to games, […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Jason McLeod to a Two-Year Contract Extension

According to a report from Scott Miller, the Cubs have extended the contract of Jason McLeod. Miller reported Wednesday afternoon that the Cubs and McLeod have added two years on to his contract. McLeod, along with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed five-year deals with the Cubs in the Fall of 2011 that expire at […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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Jason McLeod Withdraws Name from Padres GM Job

Jason McLeod was on the list of candidates to interview for the Padres’ General Manager opening, and according to a report Saturday from Bruce Levine, McLeod was set to interview for the position this week. Jason McLeod has removed his name from consideration, citing his desire to stay with the Cubs as the reason. McLeod […]

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