The Daily CCO: Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation, Wood In, Jackson to the Bullpen

Countdown to Opening Night: 1 day Joe Maddon made it official before Friday night’s practice game against the Diamondbacks, Travis Wood made the rotation and Edwin Jackson would start the season in the bullpen. The decisions to have Wood stay in the rotation and Jackson to be the team’s long man in the pen were […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/03/15

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (15-15-1) vs. Diamondbacks (17-14-2) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network, MLB.TV (Diamondbacks) – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Edwin Jackson (2-1, 5.28, 1.50) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 6.00, 2.00) The Cubs play their first game of the year in a big league stadium tonight. […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon’s First Cubs Roster is Coming into Focus

Countdown to Opening Night: 3 days Joe Maddon said Wednesday that he expects the team’s first roster of the season to be finalized by Friday. The Cubs made three spring roster cuts prior to Wednesday’s Cactus League finale. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Appears Bullpen Bound and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Opening Night: 6 days A lot of questions will be answered this week as the Cubs prepare to leave Arizona and the start of the season with the Cardinals. And based on reports Sunday night, the Cubs appear to have decided to go with a traditional five-man rotation with Travis Wood taking the […]


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Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/25/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (9-12-1) vs. Mariners (9-10-2) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria Travis Wood (1-0, 3.77, 1.53) vs. Taijuan Walker (1-0, 0.00, 0.58) The Cubs hit the road tonight, hopefully with right directions to the park, and play their […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant Goes Yard Again, Playing Time in the Outfield Could Happen Soon and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant launching his ninth Cactus League homer and tenth longball of the spring would have created more of a buzz Tuesday than it did if it wasn’t for Edwin Jackson going to the wrong ballpark and being late for his own game. Bryant punished another baseball for his 13th hit in 11 games. Bryant is […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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