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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Cubs AGM Randy Bush is Watching Iowa, Providing Updates on Kris Bryant

The Kris Bryant Watch is not limited to the fan base or media, the front office is also keeping a close eye on Bryant as he gets closer to making his Major League debut. Jed Hoyer joined David Kaplan and Brook Weisbrod Tuesday morning on The Kap & Haugh Show. Hoyer talked about the Cubs’ […]


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MLB Investigation Remains Ongoing, Decision could be made Fairly Soon on Tampering Charges Filed against Cubs

Major League Baseball has not made a decision on the tampering charges filed by the Rays against the Cubs for hiring Joe Maddon. The Rays maintain that Maddon would not have opted out of his contract had he not known the Cubs were willing to hire him. The issue that was supposed to be cleared […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/05/15

Opening Night – Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. Cardinals (0-0) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: ESPN2 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jon Lester (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Adam Wainwright (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s Opening Day! […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs Prior to the Season Opener

Jed Hoyer joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito Saturday morning on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Hoyer was in Oklahoma City driving back to Chicago from Arizona. The Cubs GM took time to answer several questions about his ball club on the eve of Opening Night. Jed Hoyer talked about the front office’s decision […]


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MLB Still Investigating Tampering Charges Filed Against the Cubs, Process Will Continue into the Season

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Major League Baseball has not made a decision on the tampering charges filed by the Rays against the Cubs for hiring Joe Maddon. And the process “will continue into the season.” The Sun-Times report did not provide a timeframe as to when MLB will finally make its ruling […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester’s Ready for Opening Night and Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Opening Night: 4 days According to multiple reports, Jon Lester said he’s ready for Opening Night after completing his last spring tune-up Tuesday afternoon. Lester built his arm strength and pitch count in a minor league game. Lester threw 13 pitches in the first inning Tuesday, 11 for strikes, and broke two bats. […]


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Report: Cubs, Orioles Discussed a Welington Castillo for Brian Matusz Swap

There are at least four teams reportedly interested in Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. The Orioles and Phillies are believed to be two of those teams and according to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Orioles discussed a deal that would have sent Castillo to Baltimore for lefty Brian Matusz. Levine reported Tuesday the […]


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Tom Verducci Thinks the Cubs Could Be One of This Year’s Surprise Teams

It’s hard to use the words ‘surprise team’ when talking about the Chicago Cubs due to the expectations that have been placed on the club both inside and outside the organization. But in reality, a .500 record would be a big step forward for a team that won only 73 games last season and for […]


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Cubs Haven’t Made the Decision Yet to Include Javier Baez on Opening Day Roster

During Joe Maddon’s pre-game meeting with the beat writers Wednesday, the Cubs skipper shot down the report from the Sun-Times that Javier Baez was told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. The Cubs have not made the decision yet on whether or not Javier Baez will be with the big league team […]


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