The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The always candid Cubs pitching coach discussed the young roster, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, Jacob Turner, Hector Rondon and the challenge of shuffling a rather large pitching staff over the final month of the season. The Cubs are […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Closing In On a Return and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs’ young lineup could look better by the start of the last homestand Monday. Jorge Soler is expected to back from his three-day leave for the birth of his child and the Cubs appear to be targeting Monday for Anthony Rizzo to return to the lineup. The team said Friday that Rizzo would not […]

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Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Are All Learning Together

We Will Never Forget! The Cubs are in the midst of their worst stretch of the season and will get a much-needed day off Thursday before playing 16 games in 17 days to wrap up the season. Rick Renteria addressed his team for the second day in a row following another embarrassing loss to the […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Was Not Happy with the Cubs Performance and Other News and Notes

The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row and Rick Renteria voiced his displeasure with the team after the 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in what Mark Gonzales described as a very candid post-game session from the skipper. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria said his team lacked focus Tuesday, especially in the seventh […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Could Return by the Weekend, Castro Determined to Play Again This Season

The Cubs two All-Stars might not be done for the season after all. Anthony Rizzo could return by the weekend series in Pittsburgh and Starlin Castro is determined to play again this season. Anthony Rizzo spoke with the beat writers before Monday’s game. Rizzo took batting practice and indicated he was pain free. Rizzo also […]

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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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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on Minors and Majors

Jason McLeod joined Grant Paulsen on Minor and Majors (MLB Network Radio) Sunday morning and discussed the top prospects in the system as well as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler. Jason McLeod also explained how the front office is evaluating the prospects at the big league level in September and the decision that […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Use Surplus of Shortstops to Acquire Pitching

With Starlin Castro likely out for the remainder of the season, the front office fueled the rumor mill when Jed Hoyer said Javier Baez would play shortstop in Castro’s absence. The Cubs moved Baez to second base in order to create room for him and Castro on the same team. But instead of continuing Baez’s […]

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