The Daily CCO: Red, White and Cubs News

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the Fourth of July and for the first time in six years the Cubs will play a meaningful baseball game on America’s birthday. The Cubs made a surprising move Friday when LHP Clayton Richard was acquired from the Pirates for cash considerations. Richard will make his first appearance in a big […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Rotation Plans, Soler Back This Weekend? And Cubs News and Rumors

It’s time for baseball, fireworks and a long homestand at Wrigley Field. The Cubs return from the road (3-3) and will spend the next 10 days leading up to the All-Star break at home. The Cubs were on the road for a majority of June, the team just finished a stretch of playing 20 out […]


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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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