Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/10/15

With centerfielder Dexter Fowler on the last year of his contract, it’s never too early to start speculating as to what will happen at the position for 2016. The Cubs have plenty of in-house candidates to keep the spot warm until Albert Almora Jr., Jacob Hannemann, or Billy McKinney are ready in Arismendy Alcantara, Junior […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Grimm, Recall Szczur, Option Lake and DFA Varvaro

The Cubs roster shuffle continued Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs made four roster moves and in the process trimmed the 40-man roster to 39 players. RHP Justin Grimm was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the active roster for Grimm the Cubs designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment. The Cubs recalled OF Matt […]


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Cubs Pitching Can’t Slow Down the Cardinals – Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 4, Cardinals 7 WP – Mitch Harris (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (9) For the second night in a row the Cubs built a lead just to see the Cardinals comeback and tie the game. And the bullpen could not keep the Cardinals off the board […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/05/15

Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (13-11) vs. Cardinals (19-6) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.23/1.21/3.27) vs. Tyler Lyons (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) The Cubs will look to bounce back from […]


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Cubs Get No Relief, Give One Back to the Cardinals – Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 9, Cardinals 10 WP – Miguel Socolovich (2-0) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Seth Maness (2) There are no two ways about it Monday was a difficult night and a bad loss for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had an 8-4 lead as late as the sixth inning before […]


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And the Two-Out RBI Hits Just Keep on Coming – Cubs 6, Pirates 2

Game Nineteen – Cubs 6, Pirates 2 WP – Travis Wood (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (2-1) Save – None The Cubs extended the winning streak to four games Tuesday night with a rather impressive win over the Pirates. The Cubs scored all six runs on two-out basehits from Addison Russell, Dexter Fowler, Junior Lake, […]


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The Daily CCO: Baez Back with Iowa by End of Week, Updates on Edwards, Almora and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez is getting close to returning to the Iowa Cubs. Baez is playing in extended Spring Training games to get back into baseball shape after taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his sister. Theo Epstein talked with the beat writers Monday and one of the topics […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Brian Schlitter to Triple-A

The Cubs announced two roster moves prior to Monday’s game against the Pirates. The team recalled OF/INF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster for Lake, RHP Brian Schlitter was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. With the two roster moves, the Cubs have a 12-man pitching staff, seven-man bullpen and 13 […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/27/15

Grabbing the attention to start the week is Double-A Tennessee and their high octane offense. Riding a four-game win streak, the “Bash Brothers” of Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach have been joined by Stephen Bruno and Willson Contreras in providing the opposition multiple headaches. South Bend evened their record over the weekend behind outstanding starting […]


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