The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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Javier Baez Could Be Close to Returning from Leave of Absence

Javier Baez was placed on the bereavement list on April 9 and took a leave of absence from the Iowa Cubs to be with his family after his sister passed away. Baez was very close with his younger sister Noely, who was born with spina bifida. Noely died unexpectedly on April 8 at the age […]


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Addison Russell Starting at Second Base for Iowa to Give Cubs Options

Injuries to Tommy La Stella and Mike Olt moved up the Cubs timeline and changed the front office’s plans for Kris Bryant. Could Addison Russell be brought up sooner than expected due to the needs of the big league team as well? The Cubs are dealing with multiple issues at second base. Javier Baez is […]


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Addison Russell Playing Second Base Throughout the Weekend and Cubs News from the Farm

When Spring Training ended, the Iowa Cubs expected to have Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell in its lineup for the home opener. Due to Bryant’s call-up and Baez on leave, Russell was the only one of the three that took the field Friday night in front of 12,669 fans at Principal Park, the […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant Nearing Debut? Wood is a Dirt Bag and Other Cubs News

The team that has not lost a series this season and has won its last two could receive a boost before Friday’s opener against the Padres. Injuries to Mike Olt and Tommy La Stella may have moved up the front office’s timeframe for calling up Kris Bryant. It’s believed the Cubs would rather add Bryant […]


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An Update to the Starlin Castro Rumors

Until Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are promoted and the front office is able to unveil its plan as to how all of the position players fit together on the field at the same time, when a rumor pops up a team is looking for a shortstop Starlin Castro will be included in the report. […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Not Monitoring the Minors, the Kris Bryant Watch and Other Cubs News

Friday was a frustrating day for the Chicago Cubs. Instead of recording their first road win of the season, the Cubs did not capitalize and basically gave a game away. Three games into the season and the Cubs are 2-for-25 with runners in scoring position. Starlin Castro has both of those hits and only one […]


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The Daily CCO: All of the Cubs Pieces Can Fit Together

The Cubs have three of the best young position players in the game on its roster and two of the top minor league players in baseball pushing their way to the big leagues. Most think it’s just a matter of days before Kris Bryant is called up and added to a roster that already includes […]


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