The Daily CCO: The Rumors, The Roster and Other Cubs News

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is 11 days away and the Cubs could be very active as teams continue to look at several players on the Cubs roster. According to multiple reports, pitchers James Russell, Wesley Wright and Carlos Villanueva have drawn interest. And Russell could be the next player traded according to the […]

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Diamondbacks Pound Travis Wood, Cubs Drop Fourth in a Row – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Six: Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 9 WP – Wade Miley (6-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-9) Save – None For the second straight night, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead and for the second game in a row the Cubs ended up losing a game in the desert. The Cubs had a 3-1 […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Cubs Could Be Active Leading Up to the Trade Deadline

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is two weeks away and teams have been connected to several players on the Cubs’ big league roster. On the pitching front, teams are believed to be interested in Carlos Villanueva, James Russell, Wesley Wright and Hector Rondon. The Tigers scouted Rondon and asked about Neil Ramirez according to Bruce Levine […]

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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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