The Daily CCO: Cubs Off-Season Priorities Coming Into Focus

As the off-season approaches, the Cubs appear to be focusing on two areas: top of the rotation-type arms and veteran bats that can get on base. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are looking for a veteran bat that can hit at the top of the lineup and set the table for […]

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The Daily CCO: The Evaluation Process Continues and Other Cubs News

It was a rough Saturday for the Cubs as the team essentially dropped two games to the Pirates. The Cubs will have more days like Saturday but there will also be games when everything clicks and the team plays good ball, like what happened in the first three games of the homestand. There are better […]

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Cubs Drop the Extra-Long Suspended Game to the Pirates – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 – 11 innings WP – Mark Melancon (3-4) LP – Wesley Wright (0-3) Save – John Holdzkom (1) The Cubs six-game winning streak at Wrigley came to an end Saturday afternoon with the conclusion of game one of the three-game series with Pirates. And it took a […]

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Cubs Got to Garza Early and Swept the Brewers – Cubs 6, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Forty: Cubs 6, Brewers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (6-1) LP – Matt Garza (7-8) Save – None The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Brewers Wednesday night after scoring all six runs in two innings off Matt Garza. Chris Valaika hit a two-run homer. Jorge Soler doubled in two runs. […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Hold Off Holliday and the Cardinals – Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Pat Neshek (7-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (5-7) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (40) The Cubs had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth in Sunday’s finale before Travis Wood gave up three runs and let the Cardinals back in the game. The […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Rizzo, Alcantara Hit ‘Em Out … Wood, the Bullpen Shut ‘Em Out – Cubs 3, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs 3, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (8-11) LP – Johnny Cueto (15-8) Save – Hector Rondon (22) Travis Wood tossed six innings of shutout ball, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs started the […]

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