The Daily CCO: Speculation Surrounds Edwin Jackson’s Future with the Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s return to the rotation Friday did not turn out the way he or the team had hoped it would. Jackson gave up four runs to the first seven batters of the game and was gone after two outs and 35 pitches. Edwin Jackson left with a runner on first and before Eric Jokisch […]

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Dodgers Jump on Jackson, Pound Cubs Pitching – Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs 5, Dodgers 14 WP – Clayton Kershaw (20-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-15) Save – None Edwin Jackson lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Dodgers scored six runs in the first inning before Clayton Kershaw threw his first pitch. The Cubs tried to make a game of it, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/18/14

Today’s report will introduce the CCO’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014. All position players starting the season in April with Kane County, Daytona, Tennessee, and Iowa were considered. Only players remaining in the minors for the entire minor league season were eligible for the award. The CCO Minor League Player of the […]

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Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

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Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

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Wood Gets Smoked, Cubs Get Swept – Pirates 10, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-5) LP – Travis Wood (8-12) Save – None The Pirates removed any doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s game before the Cubs collected their first hit off Gerrit Cole. Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season and was hammered for seven […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs recalled INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa. Olt is with the team at Wrigley Field but not in Friday’s starting lineup. Olt spent Wednesday and Thursday on a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County. Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on Aug. 20 with a strained left […]

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The Daily CCO: Injuries Put the Remainder of the Season in Question for Rizzo and Castro

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have had very good years, but a back injury and an ankle injury could end both seasons a little early. Anthony Rizzo has hit .278/.375/.514 with 23 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and a .889 in 129 games and Starlin Castro has put together a .292/.339/.438 line with 33 […]

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Cubs Continue to Be a Thorn in the Brewers Side – Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs 7, Brewers 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (8-5) LP – Yovani Gallardo (8-8) Save – None The Cubs scored four times in the first inning on run scoring hits by Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler and two Brewers’ errors. Welington Castillo doubled in a run and Arismendy Alcantara hit a […]

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Arodys Vizcaino, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez and Dan Straily Among Eight Cubs September Call-Ups

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team recalled five players from Triple-A Iowa that will spend September with the big league club and two additions to the 40-man roster. The Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. RHP Blake Parker was […]

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