Diamondbacks Pound Travis Wood, Cubs Drop Fourth in a Row – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Six: Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 9 WP – Wade Miley (6-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-9) Save – None For the second straight night, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead and for the second game in a row the Cubs ended up losing a game in the desert. The Cubs had a 3-1 […]

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D-Backs Grind Out a Win Over Edwin Jackson and the Bullpen – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Ninety-Five: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Eury De La Rosa (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-3, BS 3) Save – Addison Reed (22) The Cubs began the second half of the season with another loss at Chase Field. The Cubs led 4-2 in the sixth inning but the bullpen could not preserve the […]

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Travis Wood Rocked, Cubs End First Half with a Loss to Atlanta – Braves 10, Cubs 7

Game Ninety-Four: Cubs 7, Braves 10 WP – Julio Teheran (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-8) Save – Craig Kimbrel (29) Travis Wood picked up where Edwin Jackson left off Saturday. The Braves pounded Travis Wood early, tacked on late and the offense could not put enough runs on the board as the Cubs ended […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Blake Parker to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have recalled LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. This will be Rosscup’s fourth different stint with the big league team this season. To make room on the active roster for Rosscup, the Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs reinstated Darwin Barney from the paternity list […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Drawing Interest in James Russell and Wesley Wright

Teams are believed to be talking to the Cubs about both James Russell and Wesley Wright. Contending teams are always looking for ways to upgrade the bullpen, especially with left-handed relievers. While Russell and Wright did not fare too well in their most recent outings, both southpaws are having good seasons and are cost effective, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/07/14

As the saying goes “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” There was plenty of movement in minor leagues to end the week, as there was the usual roster shuffling along with a big trade. Tennessee said hello to new prospect INF Addison Russell and welcomed back to OF Jorge Soler. Outfielder Billy McKinney […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/14

First place remains in the grasp in four of the Cubs’ eight minor league teams. It all started at the top as Iowa took four straight from Omaha thanks to the efforts of Kris Bryant, Manny Ramirez, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson. Tennessee received excellent pitching from Corey Black and Pierce Johnson with support from […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Double-A, Triple-A – 06/30/14

First place Tennessee won three out of four thanks to the outstanding pitching of Corey Black and Dae-Eun Rhee. Not to be outdone, second place Iowa took three out of five with the streaking Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Josh Vitters. Meanwhile, a Boise blowout on Friday night gave hope to better days ahead for […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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