Joe Maddon Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during Tuesday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) for his now weekly segment. Maddon had a weekly spot on Inside Pitch while he was with the Rays. It’s good to see the Cubs allowed him to continue his conversations with Stern and Bowden in what is appointment radio. […]


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Jake Arrieta Deals the Cards a Shutout – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0

Game Two – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (1-0) LP – Lance Lynn (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Jake Arrieta shut down the Cardinals for seven innings. Starlin Castro drove in Anthony Rizzo and scored on a Miguel Montero sacrifice fly as the Cubs beat the Cardinals for the first win […]


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Lester Struggles, Cubs Shutout – Cardinals 3, Cubs 0

Game One – Cubs 0, Cardinals 3 WP – Adam Wainwright (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (1) Jon Lester lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his debut while the offense couldn’t buy a hit with runners in scoring position and the Cubs lost game one of 162 on Opening Night […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Baseball is Back, It’s Opening Day!

Happy Easter The Countdown is over … The Cubs open the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s Jon Lester versus Adam Wainwright in Joe Maddon’s first game as Cubs’ manager. And the old ballyard that is filled with tributes to the greatest player in franchise history will be buzzing with an excitement […]


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Cubs Top Another Organizational Ranking, Kyle Schwarber and News from the Farm

Minor League Ball posted its pre-season ranking of the farm systems this week. And the Cubs landed at the top of John Sickels’ list. The Cubs are one of five elite organizations in the game according to John Sickels, along with the Red Sox (2), Twins (3), Dodgers (4) and Rangers (5). Sickels thinks the […]


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Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


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Rambling about the Cubs on the Eve of the Eve

Hello again, everybody. Real games are so close I can almost taste them. Well, to be fair, I just had some hot dogs, so I like, literally just tasted baseball. And yes, I am very well aware that is an erroneous use of “literally.” The North Side is abuzz with the excitement of baseball, video […]


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Four Longballs Plus Jason Hammel Equal a Cubs Win – Cubs 11, Brewers 7

Spring Training Game Thirty-One – Cubs 11, Brewers 7 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Kyle Lohse (2-1) Save – None The Cubs went yard four times in the first five innings and Jason Hammel gave up just one run in five innings as the Cubs beat the Brewers in the Cactus League finale […]


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Szczur Homers, Soler Drives in Two Before Kids Rally and Surprise the Rangers – Cubs 15, Rangers 10

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 15, Rangers 10 WP – Francisley Bueno (1-1) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 7-1 as late as the fifth inning and never quit Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh before […]


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Hendricks Runs Out of Gas, Cubs Rally and Top the Giants – Cubs 8, Giants 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 8, Giants 5 WP – Phil Coke (1-0) LP – Steven Okert (0-1, BS 1) Save – Zac Rosscup (3) The Cubs scored single runs in the first four innings against Tim Hudson and Kyle Hendricks was lights out through five innings. But Hendricks hit a wall in the […]


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