Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/16/14

CWe start this week with the somewhat surprising news of OF Junior Lake being optioned to Iowa, who has only 16 games left in their regular season. As Neil pointed out in the comments of a previous piece this should not be taken as poor roster management, but rather as a final notice for Lake. Although […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is the Cubs Shortstop and Other News and Notes

Starlin Castro was front and center prior to the opener against the Mets at Citi Field and was asked about the trade rumors to the Mets that popped up after the Cubs acquired Addison Russell from Oakland. According to multiple reports, Castro was unaware of the rumors, but the New York media is convinced the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa, Recall RHP Dan Straily

According to multiple reports following Friday’s game, the Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for RHP Dan Straily. The Cubs will officially recall Straily from Iowa prior to Saturday’s game. The Cubs announced Thursday that Dan Straily would make his Cubs debut Saturday night at Citi […]

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Back-to-Back for Baez and Rizzo, Cubs Post Back-to-Back Wins Over the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Nineteen: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1) LP – Kyle Lohse (11-7) Save – Hector Rondon (16) Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back jacks in the third inning. Starlin Castro and Chris Coghlan collected three more hits and Castro drove in a run while Tsuyoshi Wada took a […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Continues Impressive Start and Other Cubs News

Kyle Hendricks not only followed Jake Arrieta’s very good outing Monday night, but he topped it. Hendricks tossed 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball against a very good Brewers offense. Hendricks worked quickly, kept the ball down and threw strikes. Hendricks has received praise for his preparation between starts and his ability to execute a […]

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Hendricks Baffles the Brewers – Cubs 3, Brewers 0

Game One Hundred Eighteen: Cubs 3, Brewers 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (4-1) LP – Wily Peralta (14-7) Save – Hector Rondon (15) Kyle Hendricks kept the Brewers off balance for 7 1/3 innings, Arismendy Alcantara drove in a run and scored another and Anthony Rizzo homered as the Cubs shutout the Brewers Tuesday night. […]

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The Daily CCO: Whole Lotta Swingin’ Going On, Weekend Headlines and Other Cubs News

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs and an excitement around the team that has been missing with Javier Baez making his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs salvaged the finale against the Rays with yet another extra innings game, the sixth time in 12 games it took more than nine innings to […]

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Cubs Strike-Out with a Walk-Off Win over the Rays – Cubs 3, Rays 2

Game One Hundred Sixteen: Cubs 3, Rays 2 – 12 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (5-6) LP – Cesar Ramos (2-4) Save – None Anthony Rizzo delivered the game winner in the 12th inning as the Cubs salvaged the finale of the weekend series against the Rays. The Cubs played free baseball for the sixth time […]

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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Rays 4, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs 3, Rays 4 – 10 innings WP – Brad Boxberger (3-1, BS 2) LP – Hector Rondon (3-4) Save – None The Cubs played free baseball for the fifth time in 10 games but ended up on the wrong end of one-run game again Friday as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Jake Arrieta Shelled at Coors Field – Rockies 13, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Twelve: Cubs 4, Rockies 13 WP – Jordan Lyles (6-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta had a bad night. Arrieta gave up a season-high nine runs on a career-high 13 hits as the Rockies took it to the Cubs on Wednesday night. The Cubs had two different […]

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