The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero is Close to Returning from Disabled List and Other Cubs News

Miguel Montero was in the Cubs’ clubhouse following Wednesday’s win over the Rockies and said he is close to returning from the disabled list. Montero is scheduled to travel with the team to Milwaukee after being re-examined by a hand specialist Thursday in Chicago. Montero has been hitting and catching bullpens at the Cubs’ facility […]


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The Daily CCO: La Stella Ready for Rehab Assignment, Cubs Release Jackson and Other News and Rumors

Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and the Cubs’ offense picked up the pitching staff Monday and provided a memorable win over the Rockies. What will be lost in the two comebacks Monday night are the performances turned in by Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell. Fowler singled in the ninth with one out and reached base three […]


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Bryant’s Big Fly Walks Off the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 8

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 9, Rockies 8 WP – Rafael Soriano (1-0, BS 1) LP – John Axford (3-4, BS 4) Save – None Kris Bryant stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth, Dexter Fowler on first base and the Cubs down 8-7 after Jason Motte and Rafael Soriano gave up four […]


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Cubs Reportedly Discussed Starlin Castro with the Padres

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres. The Cubs have been connected to the Padres’ starting pitchers (James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy) and A.J. Preller is believed to be looking for a shortstop. Morosi added that due to the […]


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Cubs Flat in Finale with Phillies – Phillies 11, Cubs 5

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 5, Phillies 11 WP – Aaron Nola (1-1) LP – Jason Hammel (5-5) Save – None Everything that could go right for the Phillies did this weekend while the Cubs could not catch a single break. And the Phillies completed the three-game sweep over the Cubs after winning just 11 road […]


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The Streak Ends, No Hits for the Cubs – Phillies 5, Cubs 0

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 0, Phillies 5 WP – Cole Hamels (6-7) LP – Jake Arrieta (11-6) Save – None Cole Hamels made history Saturday afternoon at the old ballyard. Hamels completed the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs since Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965. The Cubs’ no-hit steak lasted 7,920 games […]


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No Room for Error – Phillies 5, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 3, Phillies 5 – 10 innings WP – Ken Giles (5-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (17) The Cubs bullpen had a bad day. Jason Motte was charged with his first blown save of the season after the Phillies tied the game at three in the ninth […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Cole Hamels Comes to Town

Hello again, everybody.  I do not mean to shock your systems with a Thursday Ramblings, but my travel schedule combined with an off day for the Cubs led to a perfect scenario where we can ramble, rumble and ramble some more on a thoroughly thirsty Thursday for many thirty-somethings … and hopefully a thoroughly enjoyable […]


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Maddon Pushes the Right Buttons, Cubs Split Doubleheader with Comeback Win – Cubs 6, Reds 5

Game Ninety-Four – Cubs 6, Reds 5 WP – Hector Rondon (4-2) LP – Aroldis Chapman (3-4) Save – Jason Motte (6) Down 5-0 by the end of the second inning, the Cubs scored five runs in the top of the third with Kris Bryant delivering a pinch-hit two-run single to tie the game. The […]


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The Schwarber Game – Cubs 5, Reds 4

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs 5, Reds 4 – 13 innings WP – Jason Motte (7-1) LP – Nate Adcock (1-2) Save – Justin Grimm (2) Kyle Schwarber tied the game at four with a two-run mammoth homer in the ninth and Schwarber delivered the game winner, a line drive solo homer to right in the […]


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