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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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Stinks and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jon Lester did not start his career with the Cubs the way he would have liked. A dead, or tired, arm in Spring Training put him behind and kept him from preparing for the season. Lester struggled on Opening Night and lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Cardinals while St. Louis exposed in front […]


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The Daily CCO: Pitching is Cubs Biggest Concern and Other News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, the Cubs had a rough week with only two wins in seven days (2-5). The Cubs did more than their fair share of swinging and missing and became the first team to strikeout 300 times this season. The Cubs have struck out 304 times in 30 games, as […]


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Cubs Could Use Some Relief from the Starting Rotation

The Cubs made three changes to the pitching staff Tuesday and more roster moves are expected in the coming days. Joe Maddon and the front office are attempting to find the right pieces for the pen while dealing with injuries and a starting staff that is not pitching deep enough into games. LHP James Russell […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Varvaro, Option Germen, Place Denorfia on DL, Call-Up James Russell and DFA Parker

The Cubs announced several roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game in St. Louis. The Cubs activated RHP Anthony Varvaro. The Cubs claimed Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox on Sunday. Varvaro is out of minor league options and had to be added to the active roster. To make room on the 25-man roster for […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Grind Out a Winning Month and Other News and Notes

The Cubs finished the first month of the season with a 12-8 record and showed steady improvement throughout April. The team ended April with the third best on-base percentage (.329) in the National League behind the Dodgers (.345) and Cardinals (.331) … and fourth in the Senior Circuit in walks (71) seven behind the league […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Veteran Reliever Grant Balfour

According to a report from Patrick Mooney, RHP Grant Balfour is on the Cubs radar as the team searches for solutions in the bullpen. Grant Balfour has a history with Joe Maddon and it was assumed the Cubs would check in with Balfour when the Rays released him this week. According to the report from […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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