The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo are All-Stars

The National League and American League square off in the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night at Target Field. And the Cubs’ two young infielders will be in the Senior Circuit’s dugout. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo took part in media day and were on the field Monday night for the Home Run Derby. Both players rebounded […]

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

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for 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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Storylines Galore

Alfonso Soriano, Joe Girardi and Larry Rothschild made their return to Wrigley Field. The Cubs honored one of the best players the game has ever seen. And it was the Cubs’ shortstop that presented Derek Jeter with a ’2′ from the old scoreboard and ‘The Captain’ gave Starlin Castro a big compliment. And, oh yeah, […]

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Hoyer Addresses Trade Talk, Roster Moves and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer addressed the report that surfaced earlier in the week that the Cubs were receiving calls from teams interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Hoyer said “trade talk is nonexistent right now” but knows the conversations will pick back up in late May and early June. And while the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Arrieta, Call-Up Coghlan, Place Sweeney on DL and Option Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made five roster moves on Saturday morning as expected. Jake Arrieta was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the active roster for Arrieta, Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs placed Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. The Cubs purchased the contract of […]

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Sweeney Appears DL Bound, Coghlan Up from Triple-A? And Cubs Ready to Add Arrieta to Rotation

Saturday could be a busy day for the Cubs’ front office. Not only will Jake Arrieta be activated from the 15-day DL in order to make his first start of the season, but it appears Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Depending on which way the Cubs […]

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Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

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The Platoon Advantage and Other Cubs News on the Eve of Opening Day

The front office has constructed a balanced roster for Rick Renteria to start the season. The Cubs will begin the year with six left-handed bats, six right-handed bats and a switch hitter. And look for Renteria to mix and match his lineup often this season. Jed Hoyer addressed the platoon advantage on Saturday morning during […]

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