Cubs 2015 Position Review – Starting Rotation

The Chicago Cubs surprised many across baseball by finishing with 97 wins, third most in all of baseball. The ascension of young hitters like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo take much of the credit, but the pitching as a staff deserve more praise. As a whole, ten players made a start […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/19/15

Pitching Analysis – Triple-A Iowa After covering every position in the Cubs’ system, it’s time to move to the position analysis series to pitching side of the organization. Today, the focus is on the pitching staff at the Cubs’ highest minor league level, Triple-A Iowa. Triple-A Starters and Relievers Iowa Cubs: The Cubs’ organization is […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Major Awards Week and Other Cubs News and Notes

Major League Baseball’s second week of awards begins Monday and it could be a rather big week for the Chicago Cubs. Of the four major awards that will be handed out by the BBWAA, the Cubs have finalists in three of the four categories in the National League. Kris Bryant will be named NL Rookie […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Open as Favorites in Vegas to Win It All and Other News

It was a very busy first day of baseball’s off-season. There were 139 players that were declared free agents throughout the league. That list will change as options are declined and players officially retire. And the rumors picked up considerably, but more on that later Tuesday. The Cubs’ 40-man roster was reduced to 29 players. […]

The Daily CCO: Hammel’s Second Half Struggles Can Be Traced to Injury and Other Cubs News

Jason Hammel had a rough second half. Hammel did not pitch to his own expectations to the point he said last week he “sucked for three months.” Hammel put together an All-Star worthy first three months of the season and was the constant in the Cubs’ rotation. In his first 17 starts, Hammel was 5-4 […]

Arizona Fall League Update and News from the Cubs Farm

The Arizona Fall League started Tuesday and the Cubs have eight prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Ron Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis are spending the fall in Arizona with manager Mark Johnson. Mesa is […]

From the Wire: Cubs Add C Taylor Teagarden to 40-Man Roster, DFA LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Cubs announced two roster moves Sunday that impact the 40-man roster, not the active NLDS roster. The Cubs selected the contract of catcher Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. In order to create a spot for on the roster for Teagarden, the Cubs designated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada for […]

Russell and Rizzo and Baez, Oh My! – Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jon Lester (9-10) LP – Zack Godley (4-1) Save – None Addison Russell went deep twice. Anthony Rizzo smacked the second Grand Slam of his career. And Javier Baez launched a two-run shot. The Cubs crushed four home runs on a day with the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/01/15

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs (74-56) vs. Reds (54-76) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Dan Haren (8-9, 3.90/1.15/4.90) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (7-10, 3.84/1.36/3.98) The Cubs look to get back on track tonight […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall Baez and Wada, Activate Ross and Jackson, Select Contracts of Berry and Cahill, DFA Soriano and James Russell

The Cubs announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs recalled INF Javier Baez and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa. C David Ross was activated from the Family Emergency List. OF Austin Jackson was added to the active roster. The Cubs selected the contracts of RHP Trevor Cahill and OF Quintin Berry […]