Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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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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Change Has Been Good for the Chicago Cubs

There was one thing that stood out when Friday’s updated starting lineup was released, a lot has changed for the Cubs since Opening Day in Pittsburgh. One hundred and forty games later, not a single player that took the field against the Pirates on the last day of March was in the starting lineup for […]

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The Daily CCO: Back to Work for the Cubs and Other News

The Cubs return to the field Friday afternoon following a much-needed day off. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won six in a row at Wrigley Field. The Cubs host the Pirates for the weekend and the team is expected to see another addition to the active roster. Once again, […]

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Kris Bryant Named USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant was selected as USA Today Sports Minor League Player of the Year for 2014. USA Today made the announcement late Tuesday night the Cubs’ top prospect won its award. In 138 games between Tennessee and Iowa, Kris Bryant finished the year with a .325/.438/.661 slash line that included 34 doubles, one triple and […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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Mike Olt Could Be Back with the Cubs by the Weekend

If all goes well while he is rehabbing with the Kane County Cougars, Mike Olt could be back in the majors by Friday according to multiple reports during Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. Mike Olt was not included in the first group of September call-ups due to the hamstring injury he suffered on Aug. […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Creating Quite the Buzz

For the first time in half a decade the arrow is pointing up for the Chicago Cubs and the baseball world can see what is going on with the North Side Nine. The Cubs are coming off their second winning month of the season and have actually played .500 ball since the All-Star break (21-21). […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner and Matt Abbatacola last Thursday on 670 The Score and discussed several topics before the Cubs wrapped up the series in Cincinnati ahead of the weekend in St. Louis. Epstein talked about the progress of the organization, the prospects, the big league payroll, adding impact talent to the Major League […]

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Adding a Veteran Bat is High on the Cubs Off-Season List

The front office has been talking about the importance of adding veteran leadership to the young clubhouse this off-season. Even with the emergence of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, the Cubs think a veteran presence is needed to not only help win games on the field but to help the prospects make the transition to […]

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