Cubs Position Analysis – First Base

The second installment in our series of positional analysis is first base, a position that has become a great strength for the Cubs even if going into last season it had a lot of uncertainty. Much to blame was a disappointing season from Anthony Rizzo who had a solid 23 home runs and 80 RBI, […]

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

Position Analysis – First Base A series of reports over the off-season will summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. Today, the CCO looks at a position that was once a strength in the organization but now has some questions: First Base. First Base For the second […]

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Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

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The Daily CCO: Kevin Encarnacion and Jose Zapata Return to the Field and Other Cubs News

Two Cubs prospects that were involved in a serious car crash in the Dominican Republic last January have returned to the field after both players spent a majority of the year not knowing if they would be able to continue their baseball careers. Kevin Encarnacion is scheduled to play in an Instructional League intrasquad game […]

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Cubs Month In Review – September

In the final month of the season, Cubs fans learned a lot about their team and got a glimpse of what they might see next season. The Cubs played a lot of teams in the thick of the playoff race and held their own, finishing with a 12-13 record without much help from Starlin Castro […]

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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Said Rick Renteria Absolutely Will Return, Mike Olt to Work in the Outfield

Before Rick Renteria was tossed for the sixth time this season Friday night, Theo Epstein was asked if Rick Renteria would be back for his second season as Cubs manager in 2015. Epstein said Renteria would absolutely be back, but “there could be changes with the coaching staff.” The front office is reportedly very happy […]

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Cubs Outlast the Brewers in Opener of Last Series of the Season – Cubs 6, Brewers 4

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs 6, Brewers 4 WP – Neil Ramirez (3-3) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-9) Save – Hector Rondon (28) The Cubs outlasted the Brewers in a sluggish game Friday night that took over three and a half hours to complete. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead when Chris Coghlan […]

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Welington Castillo Delivers the Walk-Off Win Over the Cardinals in Extras – Cubs 4, Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 – 10 innings WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Pat Neshek (7-2) Save – None Welington Castillo singled in Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Cubs walked off with a win over the Cardinals Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Welington Castillo […]

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Wood Gets Roughed Up, Cubs Get Shutout – Cardinals 8, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Cubs 0, Cardinals 8 WP – Adam Wainwright (20-9) LP – Travis Wood (8-13) Save – None Travis Wood gave up seven runs, six earned, in his last start of the season while the Cubs offense managed three hits and a walk in seven innings against Adam Wainwright as the Cubs […]

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Coghlan and Alcantara Power Cubs Comeback – Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs 8, Dodgers 7 WP – Justin Grimm (5-2) LP – Brian Wilson (2-4, BS 4) Save – Hector Rondon (26) In what will be remembered as The Chris Coghlan Game, the young Cubs roster did not quit playing Saturday afternoon after the Dodgers jumped out to a big lead. The […]

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