Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

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Is Yankees’ Closer David Robertson on the Cubs radar?

The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the roster this winter. And it was believed the front office was focused on a southpaw to join Wesley Wright in order to give new manager Joe Maddon a pair of lefties in his bullpen. At the end of the season it was suggested […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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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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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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Cubs Steal One from the Brewers, End the Season with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs 5, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (2-4) LP – Mike Fiers (6-5) Save – Hector Rondon (29) The Cubs ended the organization’s 139th season on a positive note with a win at Miller Park over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning that gave the […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Jake Arrieta Closes Out Wrigley with a Win – Cubs 3, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (10-5) LP – John Lackey (3-3) Save – Hector Rondon (27) The Cubs beat the Cardinals in the final home game of the 2014 season behind a tremendous outing from Jake Arrieta. Not only did Jake Arrieta hold the Cardinals to one unearned […]

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