The Daily CCO: Manny Ramirez Ends Season Early with Permission from the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Manny Ramirez’s tenure with the Cubs is over for now. Manny Ramirez is on the disabled list and received clearance from the front office to return home after Iowa’s last road trip. Ramirez is not with the I-Cubs for the final series of the year in Des Moines. According to multiple reports, Ramirez isn’t retiring […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs Come Up Short in Soler’s Debut After a Sloppy Night in Cincinnati – Reds 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two: Cubs 5, Reds 7 WP – Mat Latos (5-3) LP – Jacob Turner (4-8) Save – Aroldis Chapman (28) Jorge Soler hit a home run to centerfield on his first swing in the majors and went back-to-back with Luis Valbuena in the second inning to give the Cubs an early lead. […]

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Cubs Bullpen and Bats Deliver Win on a Rainy Day at Wrigley – Cubs 7, Orioles 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-Nine: Cubs 7, Orioles 2 WP – Justin Grimm (4-2) LP – Bud Norris (11-8) Save – None After another long rain delay at Wrigley Field, the Cubs bullpen pitched seven innings of shutout ball and the offense tacked onto the lead it built before the three-hour and nine minute rain delay […]

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Giants Chip Away at Wood and Beat the Cubs – Giants 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven: Cubs 3, Giants 5 WP – Madison Bumgarner (14-9) LP – Travis Wood (7-11) Save – Santiago Casilla (11) Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning that gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead but Travis Wood gave up single runs in four of the six […]

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Cubs Do Not Plan on Shutting Jake Arrieta Down Early

Less than a day after leaving open the possibility of the Cubs shutting Jake Arrieta down before the end of the season, Rick Renteria told the beat writers prior to Monday’s finale with the Mets that the team has “no plans to shut him down.” Renteria explained the team is not even considering it. And […]

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In a Strikeout State of Mind – Mets 3, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-One: Cubs 2, Mets 3 WP – Zack Wheeler (8-8) LP – Travis Wood (7-10) Save – Jenrry Mejia (18) A day after striking out 16 times, the Cubs struck out 14 times Friday night at Citi Field and dropped the opener of the four-game series in New York. The offense is […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Must Find Balance and Other News and Notes

The front office is expected to focus this off-season and for the next 12-24 months on adding pitching to the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the imbalance between the pitching and position players and many think, and reports have backed up the speculation, the Cubs will try to add a top […]

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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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