Updating the Tanaka Derby and Other Cubs News and Notes

Speculation continued Monday on which team will end up signing Masahiro Tanaka. And the usual suspects are still the favorites to sign the 25-year old right hander. The Tanaka derby will heat up in the coming days leading up to the deadline in ten days. Many have Tanaka signing with the Yankees with their new […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/07/13

Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. With all eight defensive positions covered, it is time to switch to the arms currently in the organization and the possibilities for the pitching staff at Triple-A Iowa.

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Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

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Cubs Expected to Step-Up Process of Hiring a Manager

Weekend Update The Cubs relieved Dale Sveum of his managerial duties nearly two weeks ago and the front office found out that Joe Girardi and his family preferred to stay in New York over accepting the challenge of managing the Cubs on Wednesday. So while the Cubs have reportedly talked to A.J. Hinch and Manny […]

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Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players. The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. […]

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Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/05/13

The Daytona Cubs are the FSL North Champions and are Florida State League Championship Series bound after Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays. The D-Cubs swept the best of three series behind excellent pitching. After Corey Black dominated in game one, C.J. Edwards struck out eight batters over five no-hit innings on Wednesday. […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 09/01/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs (57-78) vs. Phillies (62-74) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (1-1, 4.50/1.32/4.71) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 4.40/1.38/3.97) The Cubs wrap up the series and season series with the Phillies this afternoon […]

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Five Smokies Named to Post-Season All-Star Team and Other Cubs News and Notes

With the big league season heading into the final month, the focus for the Cubs continues to be on the minor league system. The Cubs have two minor league affiliates that have already punched their ticket into the post-season. The D-Cubs and Smokies just keep on winning and appear to be hitting their stride as […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/29/13

The final days of the minor league season are upon us, and Tennessee, behind a power surge from Javier Baez, has locked up a playoff spot in the Southern League. Daytona moved into the post-season in style after a combined No-Hitter on Tuesday locked up a division title. Boise moved into a first place tie […]

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