The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Cubs Smack Four Home Runs, Beat the Sox – Cubs 10, White Sox 7

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 10, White Sox 7 WP – Brian Schlitter (1-1) LP – Matt Albers (0-1) Save – None Arismendy Alcantara hit one of four Cubs’ home runs on the day, a two-run shot in the seventh that broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Cubs the lead for good. Tommy […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/20/15

Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (7-10-1) vs. White Sox (6-7-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (White Sox) – Radio: Cubs.com, 670 The Score (White Sox) Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Travis Wood (1-0, 1.80, 1.10) vs. Hector Noesi (0-0, 1.80, 0.60) The Cubs hit the Spring Training road again and […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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One Spring Win on One Hit – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 2, Reds 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Johnny Cueto (0-2) Save – Zac Rosscup (2) Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Travis Wood pitched five shutout innings and minor leaguer Rubi Silva cut down the tying run at the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 03/15/15

Spring Training Game Fourteen: Cubs (4-8-1) vs. Reds (5-6) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV9 – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-0, 3.60, 1.40) vs. Johnny Cueto (0-1, 1.80, 1.00) After playing four games in two days and posting a 3-1 record, the Cubs return home this […]


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Cubs’ RHP Jacob Turner to Miss at Least One Month, Will Begin Season on DL

RHP Jacob Turner met with the media Friday morning. Turner confirmed he has a bruised bone and mild flexor strain in his right elbow. Turner received a second opinion on his elbow after tests by the Cubs’ medical staff revealed the injury earlier this week. The good news for Jacob Turner, there is not any […]


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Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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