The Daily CCO: Extra Innings, Cubs Prioritizing Pitching and Other News and Notes

The Cubs played free baseball for the third time in five games Saturday night and all of the extra innings and lack of quality starts are showing on the bullpen arms. The relievers look tired and the numbers over the last month prove the point. The Cubs made it a priority early in the season […]

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The Daily CCO: Felix Doubront is Ready to Start a New Journey and Other Cubs News

The Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash Wednesday and Doubront spoke with the beat writers prior to Friday’s opener at Dodger Stadium. Doubront said he is happy to be with the Cubs and to be reunited with Theo Epstein. Doubront pointed out he […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up INF Chris Valaika and RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced three roster moves Friday afternoon. The Cubs added LHP Felix Doubront to the 25-man roster and officially placed him on the 15-day DL. To take Doubront’s spot on the roster, the Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Parker was optioned to Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game in order to create […]

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Cubs Expected to Call-Up Chris Valaika

The Cubs have two roster moves to make prior to Friday’s opener against the Dodgers, and one of the additions to the big league roster will be INF Chris Valaika. During his weekly segment on The Kap & Haugh Show, Jed Hoyer indicated Arismendy Alcantara would continue playing second base, along with Chris Valaika and […]

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Felix Doubront Placed on the 15-Day DL and Cubs Roster News

The Cubs announced the acquisition of LHP Felix Doubront Thursday from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs are expected to send a player to Boston for the southpaw and the two teams will complete the trade after the Rule 5 Draft in December. Felix Doubront was […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/14

The reshuffling that happens at this time of the season in the minors had an effect throughout the system as several teams struggled. Rehabbing players Josh Conway and Danny Lockhart had excellent performances for Boise. Kane County lost three straight despite good pitching from Duane Underwood, Daury Torrez, and Jen-Ho Tseng. Daytona had a six-game […]

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The Daily CCO: Baker’s Win, Bryant and Schwarber Homered and Cubs News and Notes

Every now and then baseball provides a reminder of why it is the greatest game of them all. And one of those moments came early Wednesday morning. In the midst of another challenging season at the big league level and after six-plus hours of not-so-good baseball, the 16th inning of what was Tuesday’s game was incredibly […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors are Flying and the Cubs are Talking

The buzz around baseball is focused on Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels. The Red Sox are getting “hit hard” on Jon Lester according to Ken Rosenthal and Boston is open to trading both Lester and John Lackey for “the right return.” The Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Mariners and Cardinals have been connected to the […]

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The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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