Kris Bryant Wins Home Run Derby, Set for Southern League All-Star Game

The Southern League held its annual Home Run Derby as part of All-Star Game festivities Monday night in Chattanooga, and the Smokies’ Kris Bryant walked away with the crown. Kris Bryant hit 16 home runs over three rounds in the derby, four in the final round to beat Jonathan Griffin of the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks). […]

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Report: Cubs Reached Out to Samardzija with a New Contract Offer

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “have quietly reached out to Jeff Samardzija with a new contract offer.” The report states the extension would keep Samardzija with the Cubs for as long as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said publicly over the last two years the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Discussing Trades for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel with Multiple Teams

The Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade rumors are starting to heat up. According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs already have had trade talks with multiple teams regarding Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.” Gordon Wittenmyer pointed to the Braves, Mariners and Blue Jays being “among the teams the most interested” and one […]

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Cubs Need Samardzija to Avoid the June Swoon

Guess what, it is June, Jeff Samardzija is struggling once again and it is bad timing for both Samardzija and the Cubs. The Cubs and Samardzija spent the off-season trying to work out a contract extension. The Cubs value what Samardzija brings to the table and Samardzija said he wanted to stay with the team. […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Seeing a Glimpse

Hello again, everybody. Something got into the Cubs since we last talked. They started played respectfully, won five in a row, and gave our eyes some baseball enjoyment. However, a blown save and a trip to the Steel City put the young Cubbies right back in their place. But, it was a nice respite, and […]

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Could the Cubs Return on Hammel Be More than Expected?

After the Cubs were outbid on their off-season target and decided to go with ‘Plan B,’ the first thought when Jason Hammel signed his contract was that he would be flipped before the July 31 trade deadline. The signing of Hammel was viewed the same as Paul Maholm two years earlier and Scott Feldman the […]

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Is It Almost Trading Season for the Cubs?

While the Cubs are working on finalizing deals with this year’s draft picks, the front office is expected to start listening to offers in the very near future for players such as Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Teams, for the most part, have moved away from the draft and the contenders will begin looking at […]

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The Daily CCO: The Boys of Zimmer

Baseball lost one of its greats on Wednesday when Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83. Zimmer was a baseball lifer, who spent 66 years in the game, and he had a huge impact on the game. Don Zimmer was part of two of the most memorable teams in Cubs’ history. Zimmer was […]

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The Daily CCO: Castillo Out for at Least Two Weeks, Cubs Sticking with 13-Man Pitching Staff

Welington Castillo landed on the disabled list again on Tuesday. And the injury that was downplayed as a sore back following Sunday’s game, in which he was lifted in the fourth inning, was brushed off again on Tuesday. Castillo was placed on the 15-day DL with left rib cage inflammation, not an oblique injury which […]

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Daytona Sending Four Players to the FSL All-Star Game and Cubs News from the Farm

The Florida State League announced Tuesday the roster for the North Mid-Season All Star team, and four Daytona Cubs were named All-Stars. 2B Gioskar Amaya, LHP Andrew McKirahan, RHP Felix Pena and OF Bijan Rademacher will join the rest of the Florida State League All Stars at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday, June 14. […]

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