Renteria Meets with the Team, Samardzija Speaks Out and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria met with his team following Friday’s game. Renteria was not happy with what he saw on the field and labeled the way the Cubs played as “a little sloppy.” According to a report from Bruce Levine, Renteria was “upset with what he thought was not the best approach to Friday’s game by his […]

Same Old Story for Samardzija – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Fifteen: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-2) Save – Jonathan Broxton (2) The Cubs lost to the Reds for the 16th time in 17 games (1-16) at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. And once again, Jeff Samardzija took the loss after receiving no run support. The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/18/14

Game Fifteen – Cubs (4-10) vs. Reds (6-9) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.05/3.09) vs. Alfredo Simon (1-1, 1.20/0.73/3.18) The Cubs open a seven-game homestand this afternoon with the first of […]

Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

Cubs Shutout and Swept in The Bronx – Yankees 2, Cubs 0

Game Fourteen: Cubs 0, Yankees 2 WP – Michael Pineda (2-1) LP – Travis Wood (0-2) Save – Adam Warren (1) The Cubs had numerous chances to put runs on the board at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, but the offense could not string together any hits and the Cubs were shutout for the fourth […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – Game Two – 04/16/14

Game Fourteen – Cubs (4-9) vs. Yankees (8-6) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 176, 844 Location – Yankee Stadium, New York (The Bronx) Travis Wood (0-1, 2.92/1.14/2.64) vs. Michael Pineda (1-1, 1.50/0.92/2.71) Cubs players and coaches will wear #42 tonight to […]

Tanaka Strikes Out the Cubs – Yankees 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirteen: Cubs 0, Yankees 3 WP – Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (2-1) Save – Shawn Kelley (4) The Cubs did absolutely nothing against Masahiro Tanaka in game one of the day-night doubleheader in The Bronx on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs managed three hits (two bunt singles) and were shutout for the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 04/16/14

Game Thirteen – Cubs (4-8) vs. Yankees (7-6) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 176, 844 Location – Yankee Stadium, New York (The Bronx) Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63/0.51/4.82) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21/1.00/2.64) After weather postponed the opener of the two-game series in the […]

Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Cubs Add Darnell McDonald to Front Office as Baseball Operations Assistant

The Cubs announced an addition to the baseball operations department Tuesday with the hiring of Darnell McDonald. The former outfielder, who recently announced his retirement, has rejoined the organization as Baseball Operations Assistant.