Cubs Reportedly Among the Most Aggressive in Baseball Scouting Other Teams

It’s the last full week of June and the trade rumors are picking up. According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs are the only team “willing to jump the market” and the front office is talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Cubs could be looking to trade Hammel before […]

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The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Bounced Back and Jason McLeod Entered the Rumor Mill

After beating the Pirates Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to the Mighty Pirates. But (pardon the pun) Jason Hammel had a good outing in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs. After two subpar starts against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Miami, Jason Hammel completed seven innings for the first time in three starts […]

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Cubs See Jake Arrieta as Part of The Plan

A report last week from Jon Paul Morosi that indicated the Cubs are willing to listen to offers for Jake Arrieta caught many off guard. It is a given the Cubs are talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and would like to trade Edwin Jackson, but the rumor about Jake Arrieta was […]

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Catching Up and Updating the Jeff Samardzija News and Rumors

Jeff Samardzija stayed in the headlines this past week, and will continue to do so until the day he is either traded or signs an extension to stay with the Cubs. It was leaked that the front office made another contract offer to Jeff Samardzija … and Samardzija rejected the Cubs’ offer. The team’s latest effort […]

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Cubs Reportedly Expect to Trade Jason Hammel in the Next Two Weeks

According to a report Thursday from Jayson Stark, teams that have spoken with the Cubs about Jason Hammel expect the veteran right hander to be traded in the next two weeks. There has been a lot of speculation of late that the front office would like to trade Hammel first and help set the market […]

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The Daily CCO: All Eyes on the Cubs Minor League System

Kris Bryant made his Triple-A debut Thursday night and after rain delayed the start for over an hour, Iowa played a solid game and beat El Paso 6-2. Tsuyoshi Wada had another good outing and was an umpire’s missed call away from completing a full seven innings. All eyes were on Kris Bryant as he […]

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Rambling About the Cubs Home Away From Home

Rambling About the Cubs Home Away From Home Hello again, everybody.  It has been one of the better weeks for the Cubs in recent memory. They won not one, but two road series in a row. TWO. ROAD. SERIES. IN. A. ROW. The Cubs turned Philly and Miami into their home away from home and […]

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Samardzija Reportedly Rejected Cubs Latest Offer

If the reports are correct, Jeff Samardzija’s days with the Cubs could be dwindling down. According to multiple reports, Jeff Samardzija rejected the Cubs latest attempt to sign him to a long term extension. According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, Samardzija rejected a five year deal believed to be worth slightly more than […]

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The Daily CCO: Luis Valbuena Stays Hot

Luis Valbuena and his bat flip are having a good season. After an 0-for in his first game at the leadoff spot Sunday, Valbuena is 4-for-9 with two doubles and two walks in his last two games. Valbuena puts together solid at bats and works counts on a daily basis. And he’s been almost as […]

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Cubs Can’t Outhit the Mistakes – Marlins 6, Cubs 5

Game Sixty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 6 WP – Sam Dyson (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-2, BS 2) Save – Steve Cishek (16) The Cubs gave Tuesday night’s game away. The defense committed two errors that led to Miami first three runs and Brian Schlitter was left in too long as the Cubs dropped the […]

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