Cubs Month In Review – June

As our month in review series continues, we enter the halfway point of the Cubs season with the Cubs 11 games under .500 with a record of 35-46 and with a similar record last year of 34-45 at this point, on the surface it seems not much as changed for the Cubs at all. If […]

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Trade Value of Carlos Villanueva

After a rough start to the season with unsightly numbers and a loss of his rotation spot, it’s hard to fathom Carlos Villanueva as a trade candidate. However, due to the alarming number of injuries to young pitching, a lot of contending clubs are hurting for depth and a pitcher like Villanueva who has the […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Week for the Cubs at the Midway Point of the Season?

The Cubs hit the midway point of the season Monday night when the team opens a three-game series in Boston. Theo Epstein will not be with the Cubs on the trip to Chicago. Epstein has family matters to attend to, but Jed Hoyer will be with the team for their first series at Fenway Park […]

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The Daily CCO: Beeler Impressive for Cubs in First Big League Start

Dallas Beeler was a bright spot on a not-so-good Saturday for the Cubs on a long day at the old ballyard. Even Rick Renteria admitted following Saturday’s second game it “was totally not our day.” While the offense managed a total of two runs on nine hits in 18 innings, the Cubs received a very […]

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Report: Blue Jays Scouting Barney and Villanueva along with Samardzija and Hammel

The Blue Jays have had scouts following Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for weeks and at least one of the Jays talent evaluators will be making the trip from Chicago to Boston to watch the Cubs play the Red Sox for three days. According to a report from the Toronto Sun, Ted Lekas was at […]

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Samardzija Can’t Prevent a Sweep – Nationals 7, Cubs 2

Game Eighty: Cubs 2, Nationals 7 WP – Blake Treinen (1-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-7) Save – Ross Detwiler (1) The Cubs played their second doubleheader of the season Saturday and for the second time this season lost both games of a twin bill as the Nationals beat up Jeff Samardzija in the nightcap […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/28/14 – Game Two

Game Eighty – Cubs (34-45) vs. Nationals (42-38) Game Time – 6:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.53/1.19/2.89) vs. Blake Treinen (0-3, 2.08/1.45/3.07) Let’s Play Two as the great Ernie Banks would say … Weather […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/28/14 – Game One

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs (34-44) vs. Nationals (41-38) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Dallas Beeler (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Gio Gonzalez (4-4, 4.38/1.35/3.49) The Cubs have a long day of baseball ahead of them at the old […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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Cubs Downplay Volume of Trade Talk

As to be expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer downplayed the rumors and trade talks surrounding the Cubs Friday. With July just around the corner, the noise will get louder before deals are made. Theo Epstein explained before Friday’s game that it is the usual chatter for this time of year and the talks are […]

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