Cubs Hoping to Receive Calls on Darwin Barney

The Cubs caught many off guard Tuesday when the front office designated Darwin Barney for assignment. With Emilio Bonifacio ready to be activated from the 15-day DL, the Cubs needed a spot on the 25-man roster and decided to keep Arismendy Alcantara with the big league team instead of sending him back to Iowa. Jed […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs and Addresses Trade Rumors

The rumors continued Monday as the non-waiver trade deadlines inched a little closer. And teams are reportedly interested in several players on the Cubs roster. According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Royals search for an outfielder could now include Nate Schierholtz. Kansas City is also believed to have interest in Justin Ruggiano. About […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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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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Scott Boras Thinks Cubs Should Call-Up Kris Bryant and News from Down on the Farm

The Cubs front office has said time and time again this season that the team did not see a scenario in which Kris Bryant makes his big league debut this year. Bryant is having an excellent season and has put up big time numbers for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Bryant is still four days […]

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David Price Clears Up Comments Made About the Cubs

David Price created quite the buzz Monday when he answered a hypothetical question about pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Price is a free agent after next season and told the assembled media, “That would probably be the coolest city to win a championship.” David Price has a connection to the Cubs through his former pitching […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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The Daily CCO: Jackson Embarrassed and Alcantara Stays in the Cubs Headlines

Edwin Jackson said he was embarrassed by the way he pitched following Saturday’s loss to the Braves. Jackson had a bad outing and stood up and fielded the questions once again. In regards to his performance, Jackson told the beat writers, “It was embarrassing, horrendous game. Flat out. No other way to put it. The […]

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