Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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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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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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Cubs Could Reportedly Use Surplus of Shortstops to Acquire Pitching

With Starlin Castro likely out for the remainder of the season, the front office fueled the rumor mill when Jed Hoyer said Javier Baez would play shortstop in Castro’s absence. The Cubs moved Baez to second base in order to create room for him and Castro on the same team. But instead of continuing Baez’s […]

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Change Has Been Good for the Chicago Cubs

There was one thing that stood out when Friday’s updated starting lineup was released, a lot has changed for the Cubs since Opening Day in Pittsburgh. One hundred and forty games later, not a single player that took the field against the Pirates on the last day of March was in the starting lineup for […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs recalled INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa. Olt is with the team at Wrigley Field but not in Friday’s starting lineup. Olt spent Wednesday and Thursday on a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County. Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on Aug. 20 with a strained left […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Playing Good Ball Right Now and Other News and Notes

Don’t look now, but the young Cubs are 19-14 since August 1 and 24-22 since the break after sweeping the three-game series against the Brewers. The Cubs have won six in a row at Wrigley for the first time since 2002 with back-to-back three-game sweeps over the Orioles and Brewers. And for the year, the […]

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Starlin Castro Likely Out for Remainder of Season with High Ankle Sprain

According to multiple reports, Starlin Castro’s season appears to be over. The Cubs announced Wednesday that an MRI on Castro’s injured left ankle confirmed he did not suffer any broken bones or ligament damage Tuesday night while making the awkward slide into home plate. The MRI revealed a high ankle sprain and Starlin Castro is […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Creating Quite the Buzz

For the first time in half a decade the arrow is pointing up for the Chicago Cubs and the baseball world can see what is going on with the North Side Nine. The Cubs are coming off their second winning month of the season and have actually played .500 ball since the All-Star break (21-21). […]

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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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