The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Could Return Soon and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The updates on Jorge Soler get better by the day. And unless there is a setback from Saturday’s workout, Soler is expected to start a rehab assignment with one of the Cubs’ affiliates as early as Monday. Joe Maddon pointed to Soler beginning a rehab assignment Monday, multiple reports indicated early in the week. Maddon […]


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Rambling About the Cubs with September in Sight

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks now, but we are back in the saddle on this fine Friday morning. While the past two losses have been quite disappointing, winning four in a row was a nice treat. This team is loose, it’s having fun, it’s got each other’s backs, and most importantly, […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Defends the Cubs Young Defenders and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Joe Maddon put the positive spin on Friday’s loss to the Reds in which two errors were the difference in the game. Maddon was happy with the effort the Cubs made and has been consistent in the fact he knows physical mistakes are going to happen. Maddon is convinced if the Cubs play with the […]


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The Daily CCO: Soriano Most Likely Ready After the Break, Wada Staying in Rotation and Other Cubs News

The Cubs started the six-game homestand on a positive note Thursday with a 6-3 win over the Reds. The bleachers looked great and Dexter Fowler was the first player to hit a homer into the new right field bleachers. While the offense outhit the poor start from Tsuyoshi Wada, the bullpen ended up being the […]


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Report: Jonathan Papelbon Would Be Very Interested in Trade to the Cubs

The Cubs have been discussing Jonathan Papelbon for at least a month and recently engaged in trade talks with the Phillies for him. Those talks may have stalled due to the Phillies demands, but according to a report from Jim Salisbury, Papelbon “would be very interested in joining the Cubs.” Even with signing RHP Rafael […]


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Cubs Reportedly Had Trade Talks with the Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon

As previously reported, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are exploring ways to improve the Cubs bullpen. The Cubs are interested in trading for RHP Jonathan Papelbon. And according to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies recently engaged in talks with the Cubs and Blue Jays for Jonathan Papelbon. Jonathan Papelbon has been on the Cubs’ radar for […]


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The Daily CCO: Turner Rehabbing, Waiting on Soriano, Lester Struggling and Other Cubs News

There was positive news on the pitching and injury front for the Cubs before the loss Tuesday night in Detroit. RHP Jacob Turner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and the right hander made his first rehab start with the Smokies. Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League and has been on the disabled […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Sign RHP Rafael Soriano to a Minor League Contract

Update 10:50am CDT – The Cubs announced signing RHP Rafael Soriano to a minor league contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Updated 10:59am CDT – According to a report from James Wagner, Rafael Soriano has a prorated base salary of $4.1 million and the deal includes a $4 million incentives package based on games […]


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The Daily CCO: Closer Controversy for the Cubs? And Other News and Notes

The Cubs played a good, clean game Saturday. Jason Hammel pitched into the ninth inning and the Cubs scored just enough to beat a very good Nationals’ team in their house. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and Jonathan Herrera drove in runs, with three of the four scoring on two out hits. The storyline […]


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Cubs Among Three Teams Reportedly Being the Most Aggressive on RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office is searching for ways to add reliable arms to a bullpen that had shown improvement in recent days leading up to the series against the Nationals. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of three teams being the most aggressive with free agent Rafael Soriano. Rafael Soriano has […]


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