Wood Unable to Slow Down the Big Red Machine – Reds 4, Cubs 2

Game Eighty-Eight: Cubs 2, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-7) Save – Aroldis Chapman (18) The Reds dominance over the Cubs continued in game one of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader as the Cubs fell behind early and could string together any hits against Johnny Cueto and the Reds’ bullpen. Travis […]

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Jackson Struggles Early, Reds Pull Away Late – Reds 9, Cubs 3

Game Eighty-Seven: Cubs 3, Reds 9 WP – Mike Leake (7-7) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-9) Save – None Edwin Jackson had another rough outing and the offense could not string together any hits, even after the 21-minute rain delay in the third inning, and the Cubs dropped the first of five games in four […]

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The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija Named to NL All-Star Team, Anthony Rizzo Part of Final Vote

Starlin Castro will represent the Cubs in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. Castro was named as a reserve on the National League All-Star team Sunday night. Jeff Samardzija was also named to the National League All-Star team. Samardzija is ineligible to play in the game after being traded to the […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Arrieta – Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (6-2) LP – Pedro Strop (1-4) Save – Rafael Soriano (21) The offense put runners on base in each of the first eight innings but managed only one run as the Cubs dropped the series and season series finale Sunday afternoon to the Nationals. The […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/06/14

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs (38-47) vs. Nationals (47-39) Game Time – 12:35pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington DC Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.81/1.01/1.96) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (6-4, 2.95/1.19/2.74) The Cubs wrap-up the three game series as well as the season series […]

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Epstein Addresses Blockbuster with Oakland, Hopeful This is the Last Time Cubs are Sellers

Theo Epstein addressed the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL in a conference call with the beat writers Saturday afternoon. Theo Epstein is hopeful this is the last summer the Cubs will have to be obvious sellers […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/05/14

Well, so much for that! A perfectly good notes piece that I had prepared yesterday will have to wait as we now digest the big trade with Oakland. I guess that’s baseball! Let’s start looking at the trade’s impact on the minor leagues with a top-down approach. The trading of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel […]

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Is the Blockbuster the First of Several Trades for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports, Friday night’s deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL could only be the beginning of a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Sun-Times reported the Cubs “are now poised to make several more trades […]

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Cubs Offense Provides the Fireworks in Win over the Nationals – Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs 7, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (8-5) LP – Tanner Roark (7-6) Save – None The Cubs played an all-around good game Friday morning into the afternoon at Nationals Park. Jason Hammel was able to keep the Nationals in check while the offense put runs on the board early against Tanner […]

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