The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo are All-Stars

The National League and American League square off in the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night at Target Field. And the Cubs’ two young infielders will be in the Senior Circuit’s dugout. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo took part in media day and were on the field Monday night for the Home Run Derby. Both players rebounded […]

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Checking On the Cubs Rumor Mill at the All-Star Break

While the front office has already dealt its two biggest trade chips of the summer, there are several players on the Cubs big league roster that teams are believed to have interest in. Teams have recently scouted LHP James Russell and LHP Wesley Wright. The Royals and Blue Jays have been connected to Carlos Villanueva. […]

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Travis Wood Rocked, Cubs End First Half with a Loss to Atlanta – Braves 10, Cubs 7

Game Ninety-Four: Cubs 7, Braves 10 WP – Julio Teheran (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-8) Save – Craig Kimbrel (29) Travis Wood picked up where Edwin Jackson left off Saturday. The Braves pounded Travis Wood early, tacked on late and the offense could not put enough runs on the board as the Cubs ended […]

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Edwin Jackson Served ‘Em Up and the Braves Knocked Around the Cubs – Braves 11, Cubs 6

Game Ninety-Three: Cubs 6, Braves 11 WP – Mike Minor (3-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) Save – David Carpenter (3) Edwin Jackson could not keep the ball down or in the park Saturday afternoon. The Braves kept the scoreboard operator rather busy in a game the Cubs led 2-0 after one inning and tied […]

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Cubs Walk-Off with a Win Over the Braves – Cubs 5, Braves 4

Game Ninety-Two: Cubs 5, Braves 4 WP – Hector Rondon (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jordan Walden (0-1) Save – None What looked like was going to be a disappointing loss turned into an exciting walk-off victory as the Cubs took game one of the series with the Braves. After the Braves tied the game […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Ship is Starting to Turn

Hello again, everybody. It was a beautiful week in Chicago, the birds are chirping, the sun is beaming, and the Alcantara’s are raking. As many here know, I am an unwieldy optimist, but even I have been smacked down by reality so much lately that is just didn’t seem like things would ever change. And […]

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Anthony Rizzo Wins Fan Vote, Joins Starlin Castro on the NL All-Star Team

Shortly after the Cubs fought back and beat the Reds Thursday afternoon, the announcement was made that Anthony Rizzo won the fan vote and will be joining Starlin Castro in Minneapolis for the All-Star Game. Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will represent the Chicago Cubs in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday at Target Field.

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Cubs Fight Back and Beat the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 4

Game Ninety-One: Cubs 6, Reds 4 – 12 innings WP – Blake Parker (1-0) LP – J.J. Hoover (1-6) Save – None It took 12 innings and a spark from Arismendy Alcantara for the Cubs to salvage the finale of the five-game series in Cincinnati and beat the Reds. The Cubs snapped their losing skid […]

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Simon Says No Win for the Cubs – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Ninety: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (12-3) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (19) The Cubs struggles with the Reds continued Wednesday night as they lost for the fourth time in as many games at Great American Ball Park and dropped their sixth game in a row. The […]

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Cubs Pen Gave the Nightcap to the Reds – Reds 6, Cubs 5

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-2) LP – Hector Rondon (1-3) Save – None The Cubs played their third doubleheader of the season Tuesday in Cincinnati and for the third time the Cubs lost both games of a twin bill. The Cubs led 5-0 in the fifth inning but the […]

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