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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Cubs Place Arrieta and Fujikawa on 15-Day DL, McDonald on 60-Day DL

The Cubs made the procedural moves Sunday in order to finalize the Opening Day roster and the first 40-man roster of the season. Jake Arrieta was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 21 with right shoulder tightness. Instead of starting Kyuji Fujikawa on the 60-day DL to start the season, Fujikawa was placed […]

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Cubs Name Carlos Villanueva Fifth Starter, Chris Rusin Optioned to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have decided to start the season with Carlos Villanueva in the rotation. Villanueva will slot in behind Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Villanueva’s first start will be on April 6 against the Phillies. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and will begin his season […]

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Cubs Release Ryan Roberts, Reassign Chris Coghlan to Minor League Camp

The Cubs officially trimmed their spring roster to 30 players on Thursday after reassigning Chris Coghlan to minor league camp and releasing Ryan Roberts. The Cubs set the position player side of the Opening Day roster when Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish were told they made the team. Chris Coghlan and Ryan Roberts were informed […]

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The Roster, The Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

Officially, the Cubs have 34 players on their Spring Training roster, but only 31 of those players are healthy and one has not played in a big league game since March 2. The deadline to unconditionally release players with non-guaranteed contracts and pay only a quarter of their salary is Wednesday at 1:00pm CDT. So, […]

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