Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Winning in the Majors, Monitoring the Minors, Rumors and More Rumors

The Cubs made it a good three days after all in Minneapolis. Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester did their jobs on the mound with Arrieta delivering a gem as the Cubs took two of three from the Twins at Target Field. Anthony Rizzo had a huge weekend and Starlin Castro bounced back from a not-so-good […]


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The Daily CCO: A Good Night in the Minors for Happ, Olt, McKinney and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Happy Father’s Day! Switch-hitting outfielder Ian Happ crossed another first off his list Saturday night. In his second game with Short-Season Eugene, Ian Happ launched his first home run. A solo shot over the wall in right field off rehabbing Hisashi Iwakuma in the fourth inning. Happ started in center field and batted third for […]


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The Daily CCO: Ian Happ Makes Pro Debut, Mike Olt Starts Rehab and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Ian Happ reported to the Eugene Emeralds and was in the starting lineup for the second game of the season. Happ batted third and played center field in his professional debut. Ian Happ went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Eugene’s 7-5 victory over Everett. Jed Hoyer said the plan for Happ is for him […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Defends the Cubs Young Defenders and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Joe Maddon put the positive spin on Friday’s loss to the Reds in which two errors were the difference in the game. Maddon was happy with the effort the Cubs made and has been consistent in the fact he knows physical mistakes are going to happen. Maddon is convinced if the Cubs play with the […]


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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Could Be Part of Discussions as Cubs Look for Ways to Tweak the Roster

The Cubs had a good weekend in DC and will spend Monday’s off day in Detroit. The Cubs open a two-game series with the Tigers on Tuesday. The First-Year Player Draft begins Monday night. The Cubs have the ninth pick in the first round and are being linked to several players, including LHP Brady Aiken. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Homers, Rumors and Injury Updates than Wins

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. From the action on the field to the rumors about which player the front office could select in the first round of the draft and which players the Cubs may be interested in to improve the big league roster, there wasn’t much down time over […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience with Soler, Kyle Schwarber and Cubs News on Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! A tip of the cap to the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It is Memorial Day and for the first time this decade, the Cubs have a winning record on the last Monday in May. The Cubs enter a very difficult homestand five games over […]


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The Daily CCO: Ramirez Doesn’t Appear Close to a Return, Olt Took BP and Cubs News and Rumors

One of the relievers the Cubs were depending on when the season began doesn’t appear close to returning to the bullpen. RHP Neil Ramirez has been on the DL since April 17 with right shoulder inflammation and Joe Maddon provided an update on Ramirez prior to Friday’s game. According to Comcast SportsNet, Maddon was asked […]


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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Goes All the Way, Starlin Castro and Other Cubs News

Kyle Hendricks told the beat writers after his complete game Thursday in San Diego that it was a night he will remember for a long time. Less than a year after earning his first big league victory against the Padres, Hendricks recorded the first complete game shut out of his career in San Diego. Hendricks […]


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