Cubs Well-Positioned to Add Impact Starting Pitching

Theo Epstein spent time earlier this week on ESPN 1000 with Carmen & Jurko talking about the Jackie Robinson West team and of course the Chicago Cubs. Epstein discussed Javier Baez and the recent call-up of Jorge Soler while pointing out Baez and Soler are two totally different players with the way they approach hitting. […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Working on Playing Clean Baseball

After one of the team’s better four-game stretches in three-plus years, the Cubs had a rough couple of days to wrap up the season series in Cincinnati. The Cubs were charged with three errors Wednesday night and two more Thursday. Rick Renteria is hoping the last two games against the Reds “are few and far […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have a Chance to Be Young, Fun and Exciting and Other News

The Cubs are creating quite the buzz with the prospects graduating to the majors and the results, while mixed in the win-loss record, have pointed to better days being on the horizon. Jon Heyman spoke with Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ GM said, “It’s going to be fun. We’re getting there. We have a chance […]

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Front Office to Explore Ways to Add Veterans to Cubs Roster

Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been mentioning for some time the need to add veterans to the roster. With the talent coming from the system, the front office feels a veteran presence is needed  that will not only help the team win games but to help the prospects make the transition from the minors […]

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Unplayable Field Conditions Give the Cubs a Rain-Shortened Win – Cubs 2, Giants 0

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five: Cubs 2, Giants 0 – 5 innings WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (3-1) LP – Ryan Vogelsong (7-9) Save – None Anthony Rizzo hit a majestic two-run home run in the first inning, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched a complete game shutout and the Cubs picked up a victory in what turned out to […]

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The Daily CCO: Will the Cubs Slow Jake Arrieta’s Roll?

Jake Arrieta kept on rolling Sunday at Citi Field. Arrieta tossed seven innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and walked two batters. The Mets put two runners on base once at the same time, and that was due to an error behind Arrieta that was erased by an excellent double play turned in by […]

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Cubs Expected to Be Aggressive as Main Focus Shifts to Pitching

The front office has already started planning out the off-season and what lies ahead for the team in what should be an important winter for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the team being ‘aggressive’ with adding pitching and it will be the front office’s main focus this off-season and […]

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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson’s Role with Cubs in Question Down the Stretch

Edwin Jackson had another rough outing Thursday and according to multiple reports he could lose his spot in the rotation is in question for the remainder of the season. The Cubs want to take a look at Dan Straily and Felix Doubront in starting roles before the season ends. Straily will be recalled from Triple-A […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Must Find Balance and Other News and Notes

The front office is expected to focus this off-season and for the next 12-24 months on adding pitching to the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the imbalance between the pitching and position players and many think, and reports have backed up the speculation, the Cubs will try to add a top […]

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Jake Arrieta Reportedly Open to Long Term Extension with the Cubs

Jake Arrieta has turned his career around with the Cubs since the trade from Baltimore last summer. Jake Arrieta is 10-6 in 27 starts for the Cubs with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Arrieta has allowed 121 hits in 162 innings with 53 walks and 150 strikeouts. This season, Arrieta is 6-4 in […]

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