The Daily CCO: Alcantara is an All-Star, Positive News on Underwood Jr. and Other Cubs News

INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team and will represent the Iowa Cubs in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 15 in Omaha. Arismendy Alcantara is batting .252/.317/.461 in 65 games with 10 doubles, seven triples and 10 home runs for a .778 OPS. In 258 at bats, Alcantara […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Magic Trick and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Joe Maddon does things a little bit different from other managers, besides not reading from the old book. So after the Cubs dropped their season-worst fifth game in a row Sunday night, Maddon decided it was the right time to pull a trick out of his hat to make the losing streak disappear. A couple […]


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The Daily CCO: Hitting the Reset Button after the Cubs Day Off

After a much-needed day off, the Cubs get back to work Tuesday night in New York. And the Cubs will look to put the weekend behind them against a Mets team that is very, very good at Citi Field. In between answering countless questions about possible trades with the Mets, Joe Maddon has to figure […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Starts Rehab Assignment, Joe Maddon and Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs could be close to getting an important piece of the puzzle back in the lineup. Jorge Soler reported to Triple-A Iowa and starts a rehab assignment Monday. And Soler is actually batting third and playing right field for the I-Cubs. Joe Maddon would not give a timetable Sunday on how long Soler will […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Draft Signings, Roster Moves and Rumors

While the Cubs struggled on the field at Busch Stadium, the rumors picked up during the last weekend of June. The Cubs have been linked to several pitchers that are expected to be moved before the deadline. The Cubs made one roster move after another and welcomed back Neil Ramirez. Jorge Soler starts a rehab […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Could Return Soon and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The updates on Jorge Soler get better by the day. And unless there is a setback from Saturday’s workout, Soler is expected to start a rehab assignment with one of the Cubs’ affiliates as early as Monday. Joe Maddon pointed to Soler beginning a rehab assignment Monday, multiple reports indicated early in the week. Maddon […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Struggles with Cardinals Continue and Other News and Notes

Friday was another frustrating loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Cubs had a lead, could not hold on and fell to 1-4 at Busch Stadium this season. The Cubs are 2-5 in the seven games with the Redbirds and have been outscored by a total of nine runs (33-24). Anthony Rizzo called Friday […]


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The Daily CCO: Big Test Awaits Cubs in St. Louis and Other News and Rumors

After splitting the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Cubs hit the road for six games over the next seven days with three in St. Louis and three in New York. And the trip begins with a big test for the Cubs against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs enter […]


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Rambling About the Cubs with September in Sight

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks now, but we are back in the saddle on this fine Friday morning. While the past two losses have been quite disappointing, winning four in a row was a nice treat. This team is loose, it’s having fun, it’s got each other’s backs, and most importantly, […]


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The Daily CCO: Ramirez Nearing a Return? Soler Closing In on a Rehab Assignment and Other Cubs News

The Cubs made it official Monday. RHP Neil Ramirez and INF Mike Olt have been assigned to Triple-A Iowa to continue their rehab assignments. Neil Ramirez completed his second rehab outing with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday. Ramirez struck out the side in order on 16 pitches, 12 for strikes. Ramirez retired all six batters (three […]


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