The Daily CCO: Cubs Have Nats in the Rearview Mirror, Kyle Schwarber Update, Javier Baez and Other News

With the Cubs winning the opener against the Diamondbacks in the first big league game of the day, Friday night became all about scoreboard watching. And the Cubs have a new team looking up at them in the NL Wild Card race. The Nationals jumped over the Giants with a 5-2 win over the Braves. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/15

The week started with a very hot South Bend team as Jeffrey Baez was Grand and Rashad Crawford also went deep. Tennessee experienced highs and lows with Bijan Rademacher leading the way. Iowa played marathon baseball as Emilio Bonifacio ran wild, while Myrtle Beach ended on a sour note despite the efforts of Tyler Skulina. […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall Baez and Wada, Activate Ross and Jackson, Select Contracts of Berry and Cahill, DFA Soriano and James Russell

The Cubs announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs recalled INF Javier Baez and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa. C David Ross was activated from the Family Emergency List. OF Austin Jackson was added to the active roster. The Cubs selected the contracts of RHP Trevor Cahill and OF Quintin Berry […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Set to Call-Up Javier Baez Tuesday as Part of First Wave of September Additions

The Cubs struggles on the six-game road trip continued Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The offense could not come up with a hit with runners in scoring position. And Jon Lester gave up four runs in the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. With the Giants losing to the Cardinals, the […]

The Daily CCO: Off to La La Land, Cubs Add Veteran to the Bullpen and Other News and Notes

Thursday was a real bum-mer for the Cubs. Not only did the Giants gain ground on the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race, but with the Pirates and Cardinals both winning as usual, the Cubs are four games back of Pittsburgh and 8 ½ games behind St. Louis in the division. The Cubs open […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon Says Despite Recent Success Cubs are Still Learning

The Cubs dropped one to the Giants for the first time in six games Wednesday night. And the Cubs first loss in a week snapped the team’s six-game winning streak. The Cubs lost ground in the NL Wild Card race and in the division. The Pirates had an easy time in South Florida and rolled […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Tweak Rotation, Starlin Castro and Other News

Tuesday night and into Wednesday did not go the Cubs way. Not only did Joe Maddon’s team lose to the Tigers, but also slipped in the Wild Card Standings. The Pirates topped the D-Backs 9-8 in 15 innings and the Giants beat the Cardinals 2-0. The Cubs will enter play Wednesday three behind the Pirates […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing September Call-Ups

With two weeks remaining in August, the Cubs are discussing which players on the 40-man roster will be called up in September with the roster expands. Joe Maddon talked to the Tribune about the possible additions to the active roster. “I’ve always liked the nugget or two that you draw from the minor league system, […]