Cubs Fight Back and Beat the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 4

Game Ninety-One: Cubs 6, Reds 4 – 12 innings WP – Blake Parker (1-0) LP – J.J. Hoover (1-6) Save – None It took 12 innings and a spark from Arismendy Alcantara for the Cubs to salvage the finale of the five-game series in Cincinnati and beat the Reds. The Cubs snapped their losing skid […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 07/10/14

Game Ninety-One – Cubs (38-52) vs. Reds (48-43) Game Time – 11:35am CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Kyle Hendricks (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Homer Bailey (8-5, 4.15/1.35/3.87) The Cubs wrap up the five-game series and 11-game road trip this […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up Kyle Hendricks, Option Dallas Beeler to Iowa

The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called Hendricks up to make his Major League debut Thursday in the finale of the five-game series with the Reds. Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for Kyle Hendricks. […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Beeler and Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa, Option Rusin to Iowa, Place Barney on Paternity List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa to make room on the active roster for RHP Dallas Beeler. Beeler is starting Wednesday night in Cincinnati in game four of the five-game set with the Reds. Arismendy Alcantara was officially recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Darwin Barney’s spot on the […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

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The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/07/14

As the saying goes “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” There was plenty of movement in minor leagues to end the week, as there was the usual roster shuffling along with a big trade. Tennessee said hello to new prospect INF Addison Russell and welcomed back to OF Jorge Soler. Outfielder Billy McKinney […]

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Baez, Bryant and Russell Top MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

With the additions of INF Addison Russell and OF Billy McKinney to the Cubs organization, MLB Pipeline posted an update to its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs’ system. MLB Pipeline’s ranking is not a mid-season list of the best young players in the organization and does not include OF/C Kyle Schwarber. According to […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/05/14

Well, so much for that! A perfectly good notes piece that I had prepared yesterday will have to wait as we now digest the big trade with Oakland. I guess that’s baseball! Let’s start looking at the trade’s impact on the minor leagues with a top-down approach. The trading of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel […]

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Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada and Blake Parker Named to PCL All-Star Team

For the first time, the Iowa Cubs will be represented by four players at the Triple-A All-Star Game. INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara, RHP Kyle Hendricks, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada and RHP Blake Parker were named Pacific Coast League All-Stars Thursday and will represent the Cubs in Durham on July 16. Arismendy Alcantara will start at second base […]

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