Checking On the Cubs Rumor Mill at the All-Star Break

While the front office has already dealt its two biggest trade chips of the summer, there are several players on the Cubs big league roster that teams are believed to have interest in. Teams have recently scouted LHP James Russell and LHP Wesley Wright. The Royals and Blue Jays have been connected to Carlos Villanueva. […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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Travis Wood Rocked, Cubs End First Half with a Loss to Atlanta – Braves 10, Cubs 7

Game Ninety-Four: Cubs 7, Braves 10 WP – Julio Teheran (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-8) Save – Craig Kimbrel (29) Travis Wood picked up where Edwin Jackson left off Saturday. The Braves pounded Travis Wood early, tacked on late and the offense could not put enough runs on the board as the Cubs ended […]

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Royals Reportedly Interested in Carlos Villanueva and Justin Ruggiano and Other Cubs Rumors

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Kansas City Royals have been scouting RHP Carlos Villanueva and OF Justin Ruggiano. Levine reported the Royals interest in both players during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The Royals have two connections with Carlos Villanueva in Ned Yost and Dale Sveum and he could […]

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Edwin Jackson Served ‘Em Up and the Braves Knocked Around the Cubs – Braves 11, Cubs 6

Game Ninety-Three: Cubs 6, Braves 11 WP – Mike Minor (3-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) Save – David Carpenter (3) Edwin Jackson could not keep the ball down or in the park Saturday afternoon. The Braves kept the scoreboard operator rather busy in a game the Cubs led 2-0 after one inning and tied […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Creating Quite a Buzz for the Cubs

Arismendy Alcantara has already played his way into a longer-than-planned stay with the big league team and he could make the Cubs decision to send him down to Triple-A a little more difficult if he keeps impacting baseball games. Before Friday’s game, Jed Hoyer said the team still planned to send Alcantara down in order […]

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Cubs Walk-Off with a Win Over the Braves – Cubs 5, Braves 4

Game Ninety-Two: Cubs 5, Braves 4 WP – Hector Rondon (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jordan Walden (0-1) Save – None What looked like was going to be a disappointing loss turned into an exciting walk-off victory as the Cubs took game one of the series with the Braves. After the Braves tied the game […]

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Cubs Fight Back and Beat the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 4

Game Ninety-One: Cubs 6, Reds 4 – 12 innings WP – Blake Parker (1-0) LP – J.J. Hoover (1-6) Save – None It took 12 innings and a spark from Arismendy Alcantara for the Cubs to salvage the finale of the five-game series in Cincinnati and beat the Reds. The Cubs snapped their losing skid […]

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Simon Says No Win for the Cubs – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Ninety: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (12-3) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (19) The Cubs struggles with the Reds continued Wednesday night as they lost for the fourth time in as many games at Great American Ball Park and dropped their sixth game in a row. The […]

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Cubs Pen Gave the Nightcap to the Reds – Reds 6, Cubs 5

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-2) LP – Hector Rondon (1-3) Save – None The Cubs played their third doubleheader of the season Tuesday in Cincinnati and for the third time the Cubs lost both games of a twin bill. The Cubs led 5-0 in the fifth inning but the […]

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