Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activated LHP Felix Doubront from 15-Day DL, Optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves prior to game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader in St. Louis. LHP Felix Doubront was activated from the 15-day disabled list and LHP Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Rosscup stayed with the team as the 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader. Rosscup will not be available for Sunday’s finale and […]

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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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 08/29/14

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs (59-74) vs. Cardinals (71-61) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78/1.01/3.44) vs. Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26/1.38/4.79) Weather permitting … The Cubs kick-off a four-game series in three […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have a Chance to Be Young, Fun and Exciting and Other News

The Cubs are creating quite the buzz with the prospects graduating to the majors and the results, while mixed in the win-loss record, have pointed to better days being on the horizon. Jon Heyman spoke with Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ GM said, “It’s going to be fun. We’re getting there. We have a chance […]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Gets the Call to The Show

The Cubs have called up another one of the team’s highly touted prospects. After Jorge Soler hit a three-run shot to right field off Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, he was lifted from the game. And not too long afterwards, multiple reports confirmed Jorge Soler had been called up to the big leagues. Initial […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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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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