The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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The Daily CCO: Greg Maddux and Hall of Fame Sunday

Greg Maddux, along with Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Sunday in what should be a special ceremony. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux finished his 23 year big league […]

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Cubs Stay in the Rumor Mill as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Thursday is the non-waiver trade deadline and it could be a rather busy end of the month around baseball. As for the Cubs, the front office is believed to be listening and talking to other teams about players on the big league roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week the club is not […]

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Cubs Bullpen Bows to the Cardinals – Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred-Two: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Randy Choate (2-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (31) Jake Arrieta settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning and Nate Schierholtz tied the game at two in the sixth with a pinch-hit home run. But James Russell and […]

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Hey! Hey! Cubs Pull Out a Sweeney Victory Over the Cardinals – Cubs 7, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred-One: Cubs 7, Cardinals 6 WP – Justin Grimm (3-2) LP – Kevin Siegrist (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (12) Friday was a typical Cubs-Cardinals game and to the Cubs credit they did not quit playing after trailing by three runs before the offense had a chance to swing the bat. The Cubs […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Trying to Deal Edwin Jackson

The Cubs are trying to trade Edwin Jackson according to a report from Jon Heyman. And Jackson is not worried about what he cannot control. After Thursday’s game, Jackson said he’s been traded before, multiple times, and players are usually traded to contending teams “so all trades aren’t necessarily bad.” Edwin Jackson was lifted in the […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as the Future is Closing In

Hello again, everybody. The future is a strange thing really because we have no idea what it holds. Sure, we would love to think we do, but we don’t. And that is why the future is scary, exciting, foreboding, enthralling, strange, nerve-racking, thought provoking, and many, many other things. However, for Cubs fans, the future […]

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Cubs Are Not in a Rush to Make Trades, Rumors and Competitive Balance Picks

There is a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline and with that a growing feeling in the game a lot of deals could be made in August after players clear waivers. Several players on the Cubs big league roster that includes Emilio Bonifacio, Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Junior Lake, Carlos Villanueva, James […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for Mendy to Play and Other Cubs News and Notes

Not only did the Cubs begin a 10-game homestand with a win that snapped the team’s five-game skid, but there was a lot of change at the big league level and down on the farm. The Cubs designated Darwin Barney for assignment, activated Emilio Bonifacio from the DL and committed to Arismendy Alcantara playing every […]

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Rizzo and Alcantara Play Longball, Hendricks and the Pen Shutout the Padres – Cubs 6, Padres 0

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs 6, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Eric Stults (3-12) Save – None The Cubs snapped their five-game skid Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs, Arismendy Alcantara launched a solo shot onto Sheffield and Kyle Hendricks pitched an efficient seven innings […]

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