Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]


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Addison Russell Playing Second Base Throughout the Weekend and Cubs News from the Farm

When Spring Training ended, the Iowa Cubs expected to have Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell in its lineup for the home opener. Due to Bryant’s call-up and Baez on leave, Russell was the only one of the three that took the field Friday night in front of 12,669 fans at Principal Park, the […]


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Cubs Pitching Depth Being Tested, Neil Ramirez Leaves Game with Shoulder Discomfort

Eight games into the season the Cubs pitching depth is getting tested. With RHP Justin Grimm already on the DL and rehabbing in Arizona, RHP Neil Ramirez left Wednesday’s game after throwing only three pitches. Something is wrong with Ramirez’s shoulder. He’s schedule for an MRI on Thursday. And the Cubs are expected to announce […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]


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Cubs Set Opening Day Roster: Szczur, Herrera Take Last Two Spots, Sweeney DFA’d

The Cubs finalized the first roster of the season Sunday afternoon. Matt Szczur made the team’s Opening Day roster and will be joined on the Cubs’ bench by INF Jonathan Herrera. The Cubs selected the contract of Jonathan Herrera and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs designated OF Ryan Sweeney for assignment. Sweeney […]


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The Daily CCO: Two Announcements and Two More Exhibition Games on Tap for the Cubs

Countdown to Opening Night: 2 days The Cubs still have business to take care of before the team makes its way from Arizona to Chicago to open the 2015 season on Sunday night against the Cardinals. The Cubs have two exhibition games with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Edwin Jackson starts Friday night, Travis Wood […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon is Very Impressed with Jorge Soler, Sees as Possible Fit in Two-Hole of Cubs Lineup

Did you know Jorge Soler is 15-for-45 in 15 Cactus League games with a double, a triple, three home runs, four walks and nine strikeouts (.333/.380/.600) for a .980 OPS? Soler has flown under the radar for the most part this spring. Joe Maddon has noticed and the Cubs’ skipper did not hold back his […]


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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 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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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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