The Daily CCO: This Team Doesn’t Quit and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Comeback Cubs struck again Tuesday night. And 13 games in the season the Cubs are giving the fan base reasons not to turn off the game. After Tuesday’s game, Joe Maddon said he is proud of the entire group and pointed out the team is playing at a high level both mentally and physically. […]


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Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo Complete Cubs Comeback – Cubs 9, Pirates 8

Game Thirteen – Cubs 9, Pirates 8 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-0) LP – Mark Melancon (0-1, BS 1) Save – Hector Rondon (3) The Comeback Cubs struck again Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. And for the fourth time on the young season the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. The Cubs entered […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Doesn’t Want to Be a Joke Anymore and Other Cubs News

After Monday night’s win in Pittsburgh, Joe Maddon told the beat writers, “We’re just playing the game with a lot of verve right now. I really enjoy watching us play.” And there is one grizzled veteran that is playing with as much spirit and enthusiasm as anyone on the team … the Cubs’ 25-year old […]


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Cubs Calling Up INF Addison Russell, Expected to Join Team on Tuesday

According to a report from Jon Heyman that was confirmed by Patrick Mooney and Dan Vogelbach, the Cubs have called up INF Addison Russell. Addison Russell will reportedly be in the starting lineup Tuesday night at second base. Russell turned 21 in January and was off to a very good start with Iowa. Russell went […]


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Bryant Breaks Out, Arrieta Beats the Bucs – Cubs 5, Pirates 2

Game Twelve – Cubs 5, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Arquimedes Caminero (0-1) Save – None Kris Bryant drove in three runs and scored a fourth on a Little League Home Run. Jorge Soler had four hits and started both rallies. And Jake Arrieta settled in after the first inning as […]


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Addison Russell Starting at Second Base for Iowa to Give Cubs Options

Injuries to Tommy La Stella and Mike Olt moved up the Cubs timeline and changed the front office’s plans for Kris Bryant. Could Addison Russell be brought up sooner than expected due to the needs of the big league team as well? The Cubs are dealing with multiple issues at second base. Javier Baez is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging road trip and stretch of games ahead of them. The Cubs have played good ball. One cannot […]


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Lester is Not More in Finale with Friars – Padres 5, Cubs 2

Game Eleven – Cubs 2, Padres 5 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-2) LP – Jon Lester (0-2) Save – Joaquin Benoit (1) The Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before the bats went quiet after the third inning. Will Middlebrooks tied the game with a two-run shot off Jon Lester […]


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The Daily CCO: Day Two Much Better for Bryant, the Red Bull Commercial and Other Cubs News

In case you haven’t noticed, the Cubs team is fun to watch. While Saturday’s walk-off win could have been avoided it was another game the Cubs would have lost in previous years. Instead the Cubs won their third game in the last seven days in the final at bat. Kris Bryant was in the middle […]


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Starlin Castro Delivers a Happy Ending in Extra Innings – Cubs 7, Padres 6

Game Ten – Cubs 7, Padres 6 – 11 innings WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Craig Kimbrel (0-1) Save – None It took 11 innings and a bases loaded single from Starlin Castro but the Cubs won the middle game of the series with the Padres on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs had a […]


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