The Daily CCO: Hammel Could See More Time with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

What was considered ‘Plan B’ for the Cubs last off-season turned into a positive experience for Jason Hammel in Chicago and he could re-sign with the Cubs this winter. After dealing with injuries for two seasons in Baltimore, Hammel hit it off with Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio and the veteran right hander performed extremely […]

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Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

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Cubs Pen and Defense Implode, Drop Fifth in a Row – Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five: Cubs 2, Blue Jays 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (12-9) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-2, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs led Tuesday’s game 2-1 as late as the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Arrieta left the game with one out, one on and the Cubs up by a […]

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Stroman Shut the Cubs Down – Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Forty-Four: Cubs 0, Blue Jays 8 WP – Marcus Stroman (10-5) LP – Jacob Turner (1-2) Save – None It took only two hours and 20 minutes for the Cubs to be shutout for the 15th time this season as the Blue Jays took the first of three from the Cubs in dominating […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Off-Season Priorities Coming Into Focus

As the off-season approaches, the Cubs appear to be focusing on two areas: top of the rotation-type arms and veteran bats that can get on base. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are looking for a veteran bat that can hit at the top of the lineup and set the table for […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/08/14

For the second year in a row, the Cubs have placed two affiliates in their respective league championships as Daytona squared off against Ft. Myers (Twins) in the Florida State League Championship. In the Midwest League, the Kane County Cougars, owners of the best record in the minors, have blitzed their way to the Championship […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on Minors and Majors

Jason McLeod joined Grant Paulsen on Minor and Majors (MLB Network Radio) Sunday morning and discussed the top prospects in the system as well as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler. Jason McLeod also explained how the front office is evaluating the prospects at the big league level in September and the decision that […]

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Wood Gets Smoked, Cubs Get Swept – Pirates 10, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-5) LP – Travis Wood (8-12) Save – None The Pirates removed any doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s game before the Cubs collected their first hit off Gerrit Cole. Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season and was hammered for seven […]

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The Daily CCO: The Evaluation Process Continues and Other Cubs News

It was a rough Saturday for the Cubs as the team essentially dropped two games to the Pirates. The Cubs will have more days like Saturday but there will also be games when everything clicks and the team plays good ball, like what happened in the first three games of the homestand. There are better […]

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