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Daily Minors Recap: Javy Baez drives in 5; Andreoli, Zagunis, Rademacher. Candelario HR

Daily Minors Recap: Javy Baez drives in 5; Andreoli, Zagunis, Rademacher. Candelario HR
Thanks to our recap writer Sean “The Sinister Urge” for his pics, video and details for the Iowa game today. Iowa 13 – Colorado Spring 8 Tsuyoshi Wada made the start but wasn’t particular sharp.  According to the radar gun (and Sean) he sat 83-85 and maxed out at 87.  He allowed 9 hits and... Read more »

Near Carbon Copy--Cubs 4 Brewers 2

Near Carbon Copy--Cubs 4 Brewers 2
The Cubs played a near carbon copy of their win last night. The Cubs again managed to score four runs. The Cubs starter was strong and only allowed a run. Anthony Rizzo homered for the fourth straight day. The Cubs won their fourth straight. Funny how that works. The Cubs scored all the runs they... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Blackburn, Sands pitch well; Javy continues to play well while the other Baez HRs

Daily Minors Recap: Blackburn, Sands pitch well; Javy continues to play well while the other Baez HRs
With the trade deadline over, some of the focus returns to the minor leagues because that is likely where the Cubs will get any additional help from this point forward.  There is always a chance that there is a deal in August for a high-salaried veteran or any other player who may pass through waivers,... Read more »
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Blue Moon Over Milwaukee--Cubs 4 Brewers 1

Blue Moon Over Milwaukee--Cubs 4 Brewers 1
The game was a bit anti-climatic. Perhaps all games played just a few hours after the trade deadline passes feel that way. A feisty team that had gotten better of the Cubs in their first two series appeared lifeless tonight. Their heart ripped out before the game yesterday with the trade of Carlos Gomez and... Read more »

Final Deadline Thoughts: Playoff chances improved, future intact, as Cubs get more time to evaluate and prepare for another important offseason

Final Deadline Thoughts: Playoff chances improved, future intact, as Cubs get more time to evaluate and prepare for another important offseason
It wasn’t a sexy deadline.  The buzzer has sounded and there is no cost-controlled starter, no lights-out closer, and no bat to help bail out a sputtering offense. The Cubs did get some help, however.  The 5th starter was a sore spot for the Cubs all year and while Dan Haren isn’t the stud he... Read more »

Rosenthal: Cubs acquire hard-throwing RP Tommy Hunter for OF Junior Lake

Rosenthal:  Cubs acquire hard-throwing RP Tommy Hunter for OF Junior Lake
Well, the Cubs didn’t make that huge deal, not that they didn’t try. But in the end they had to do what made sense for the short and long term. And what makes sense is to add a starter and a bullpen arm. We know about Dan Haren. Now the Cubs have acquired Tommy Hunter,... Read more »
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Report: Cubs acquire Dan Haren. Trade minor leaguers RHP Ivan Pineyro, SS Elliot Soto

Report:  Cubs acquire Dan Haren.  Trade minor leaguers RHP Ivan Pineyro, SS Elliot Soto
UPDATE: #Marlins receiving SS Elliott Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro from Cubs — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) July 31, 2015   This is actually a very good deal for the Cubs and not a bad one for the Marlins. Pineyro has shown an uptick in stuff, hitting 94 this year to go with his good change. Elliot... Read more »

Trade Rumor Thread: Cubs In on Carrasco and Gallardo, Out on Kimbrel, Tommy Hunter to Cubs?, Ross to Boston?, Chapman and More

Trade Rumor Thread: Cubs In on Carrasco and Gallardo, Out on Kimbrel, Tommy Hunter to Cubs?, Ross to Boston?, Chapman and More
UPDATE 3:05 (Dan) Junior Lake to #Orioles for Tommy Hunter. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015 #Padres largely standing pat because GM A.J. Preller believes the team can reach the postseason, source says. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015   UPDATE 3:00 (Dan) One more trade for the Cubs…but not the one some... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Penalver walks one off, Alzolay continues to impress, Dewees HRs

Daily Minors Recap:  Penalver walks one off, Alzolay continues to impress, Dewees HRs
This recap is going to be a trade deadline edition — and by that I mean we will keep it short.  Need to get some sleep and get up early…and now that I am on Western time, early means 6 am or so to keep up. Iowa 5 – Nashville 4 Carlos Pimentel started this... Read more »
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The Bear Necessity; Cubs 5, Brewers 2

The Bear Necessity; Cubs 5, Brewers 2
As we continue to push toward the trade deadline, I know that all of you are glued to the rumors thread.  I have to be honest.  While I love checking in on the rumors, as a team finally in contention, and one who has come to respect, if not love, many of our players and... Read more »