Might Not Be a Fit with Ben Zobrist and the Cubs

Multiple reports have indicated the Cubs have shown interest in signing Ben Zobrist and that he would like to play for Joe Maddon in Chicago. Zobrist is a veteran bat that could help the lineup and Maddon knows firsthand how to maximize Zobrist’s versatility in the field. There is not a team with aspirations of […]

Cubs to Start Working Out Starlin Castro at Second Base and Third Base

During his weekly segment on the Spiegel & Goff Show (670 The Score), Joe Maddon said that Starlin Castro was coming in early Tuesday to start taking groundballs at second base. Castro will also work out at third base in order to give the Cubs more versatility for the remainder of the season. From all […]

Report: Howie Kendrick Among Free Agents Cubs Expected to Consider in Off-Season

With the trade deadline three weeks away and a little less than half of the games remaining on the 2015 schedule, Ken Rosenthal got a head start on the Hot Stove Season. Rosenthal reported earlier this week that veteran infielder Howie Kendrick is expected to be among the free agents the Cubs consider signing in […]

Cubs Name C Kyle Schwarber, RHP Ryan Williams Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for May

The Cubs announced Wednesday the organization’s player and pitcher of the month for May and neither choice should come as a surprise. C Kyle Schwarber took home player of the month honors while RHP Ryan Williams was tabbed the pitcher of the month. Kyle Schwarber tore the cover off the baseball for the Smokies and […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs are Night and Day Right Now and Other News and Notes

The Cubs entered play Monday ninth in ESPN’s latest power rankings. And the Cubs came out on the wrong end of another close game. The Cubs have played in 22 games decided by one-run, by far the most in baseball, and Joe Maddon’s team owns a 12-10 record in games decided by a single run. […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs File Motion Opposing Rooftops Request for Restraining Order

The Cubs responded Tuesday to the rooftops filing a request for an injunction, or restraining order, to stop the ongoing construction at Wrigley Field. According to the Tribune, the team “asked a judge Tuesday to deny an emergency request from two rooftop businesses to temporarily stop construction at Wrigley Field” and to dismiss the lawsuit […]

From the Wire: Cubs Claim RHP Gonzalez Germen Off Waivers from the Rangers

The Cubs claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Texas Rangers. The Cubs had a spot open on the 40-man roster after the trade Monday that sent INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily to the Houston Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. With the addition of Gonzalez Germen, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 40 […]

Back-to-Back for Baez and Rizzo, Cubs Post Back-to-Back Wins Over the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Nineteen: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1) LP – Kyle Lohse (11-7) Save – Hector Rondon (16) Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back jacks in the third inning. Starlin Castro and Chris Coghlan collected three more hits and Castro drove in a run while Tsuyoshi Wada took a […]

Samardzija Rumors Are Just Warming Up

Jeff Samardzija had a bad outing on Sunday and gave up more than three earned runs for the first time in 15 starts. The Brewers pounded Samardzija unlike any team had in almost a year. Samardzija was tagged for eight runs on eight hits in three innings and only one ball left the yard. Samardzija […]

A Tip of the Cap

As many of you know by now, Jim Kneisley (JimK) passed away on Thursday, October 29. Jim was just 72 years old. Jim touched many of our lives here on a daily basis in his unique way, often putting a smile on my face seemingly when I needed it the most. We’ve lost one of […]