The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]


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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Could Be Used in Tougher In-Game Situations and Other Cubs News

Edwin Jackson has quietly gone about his business in his new relief role with the Cubs. Jackson has appeared in three games for the Cubs season. Jackson has given up two hits with no walks and three strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Jackson kept the Pirates off the board Tuesday night to set the stage […]


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The Daily CCO: Time for the Cubs to Just Play Baseball

With all the openers, the built in off days and the Kris Bryant Watch out of the way, it’s time for the Cubs to get into the routine of the season and just focus on the game. The Cubs do not have another scheduled day off until April 30. After the two remaining games with […]


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Cubs Pitching Depth Being Tested, Neil Ramirez Leaves Game with Shoulder Discomfort

Eight games into the season the Cubs pitching depth is getting tested. With RHP Justin Grimm already on the DL and rehabbing in Arizona, RHP Neil Ramirez left Wednesday’s game after throwing only three pitches. Something is wrong with Ramirez’s shoulder. He’s schedule for an MRI on Thursday. And the Cubs are expected to announce […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Not Monitoring the Minors, the Kris Bryant Watch and Other Cubs News

Friday was a frustrating day for the Chicago Cubs. Instead of recording their first road win of the season, the Cubs did not capitalize and basically gave a game away. Three games into the season and the Cubs are 2-for-25 with runners in scoring position. Starlin Castro has both of those hits and only one […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Place RHP Justin Grimm on 15-Day DL, Recall RHP Brian Schlitter from Iowa

The Cubs made their first roster move of the season Friday morning. The Cubs placed RHP Justin Grimm on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 2 with right forearm inflammation. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot in the bullpen. Schlitter is with the team in Denver and will be […]


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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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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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