Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Ramirez Ends Season Early with Permission from the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Manny Ramirez’s tenure with the Cubs is over for now. Manny Ramirez is on the disabled list and received clearance from the front office to return home after Iowa’s last road trip. Ramirez is not with the I-Cubs for the final series of the year in Des Moines. According to multiple reports, Ramirez isn’t retiring […]

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Adding a Veteran Bat is High on the Cubs Off-Season List

The front office has been talking about the importance of adding veteran leadership to the young clubhouse this off-season. Even with the emergence of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, the Cubs think a veteran presence is needed to not only help win games on the field but to help the prospects make the transition to […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Working on Playing Clean Baseball

After one of the team’s better four-game stretches in three-plus years, the Cubs had a rough couple of days to wrap up the season series in Cincinnati. The Cubs were charged with three errors Wednesday night and two more Thursday. Rick Renteria is hoping the last two games against the Reds “are few and far […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have a Chance to Be Young, Fun and Exciting and Other News

The Cubs are creating quite the buzz with the prospects graduating to the majors and the results, while mixed in the win-loss record, have pointed to better days being on the horizon. Jon Heyman spoke with Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ GM said, “It’s going to be fun. We’re getting there. We have a chance […]

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Front Office to Explore Ways to Add Veterans to Cubs Roster

Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been mentioning for some time the need to add veterans to the roster. With the talent coming from the system, the front office feels a veteran presence is needed  that will not only help the team win games but to help the prospects make the transition from the minors […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Might Move Edwin Jackson to the Bullpen and Other News

Edwin Jackson had another bad outing Wednesday and according to multiple reports he could have lost his spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year, and while he did not make any excuses for another poor outing, according to the Sun-Times […]

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Cubs Mapping Out Plan for Pitching Staff in September

The front office and coaching staff are working on a plan for the pitching staff in September that does not appear at this time will include shutting any of the pitchers down before the end of the season. There are starters and relievers that are approaching career highs in innings or appearances that will likely […]

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Conflicting Reports on Where the Cubs Stand in the Bidding for OF Rusney Castillo

Jed Hoyer confirmed Wednesday the Cubs are in the mix for Rusney Castillo after a rather confusing 24 hours on the Rusney Castillo front. Reports Monday suggested the Cubs were one of the major bidders for the free agent outfielder, but it appeared the Cubs were out of the mix throughout the day Tuesday based […]

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