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 […]

Rambling About the Cubs As the Dog Days Fade Away

Hello again, everybody, and a good Friday morning to each and every one of you.  September starts on Sunday, and mercifully, the 2013 Cubs campaign will come to an end in about five weeks.  It has ended up as another frustrating season for the Northsiders, but the light at the end of the tunnel is […]

Cubs Off-Day News and Notes

The roster shuffle continued on Monday when the Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Neal was hitting .325/.391/.411 with 17 doubles and two home runs in 72 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to be designated for assignment by the Yankees to make room on the roster for Curtis Granderson. […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees

The Cubs made the official announcement on Friday afternoon that they sent Alfonso Soriano and cash to the New York Yankees for minor league RHP Corey Black. Soriano flew to New York following Thursday night’s game in Phoenix and the two teams waited for the paperwork to be finalized with Major League Baseball before announcing […]

Soriano Flew to New York on Thursday Night, Cubs Expected to Announce Trade on Friday

While the deal is not official, Alfonso Soriano addressed his teammates and coaches in the clubhouse following Thursday night’s game. Soriano said his goodbyes before catching a red-eye to New York. Dale Sveum told reporters, “It was rather emotional for all of us.” The trade is expected to be finalized and announced on Friday. All […]

Alfonso Soriano Pulled from Lineup, Trade to Yankees Nearly Official

The Cubs are very close to trading Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees according to multiple reports. Soriano was in the original lineup for Thursday’s finale in Phoenix before Theo Epstein instructed Dale Sveum to pull him from the lineup because a deal was close. Dale Sveum said the trade is “99 percent completed” and he […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/25/13

Game One Hundred: Cubs (45-54) vs. Diamondbacks (52-49) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Carlos Villanueva (2-6, 4.16/1.26) vs. Wade Miley (6-8, 4.03/1.38) The Cubs wrap up the four-game series and season series against the Diamondbacks tonight behind […]

Soriano Wouldn’t Say No to a Trade to the Yankees, Will Decide Soon About Waiving No-Trade

The Cubs and Yankees are discussing a trade that would send Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx. Alfonso Soriano gave the Cubs a list of teams he would approve a trade to during a meeting with Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum on Tuesday night, and the Yankees were on the list. Alfonso Soriano met with […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/24/13

Game Ninety-Nine: Cubs (44-54) vs. Diamondbacks (52-48) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Jeff Samardzija (6-9, 3.91/1.28) vs. Ian Kennedy (3-7, 5.29/1.39) The Cubs will shoot to get back in the win column tonight behind Jeff Samardzija […]

Report: Cubs Still Talking with Yankees about Alfonso Soriano

When the Cubs lineup was released for Wednesday’s game without Alfonso Soriano in it, the first thought was the Cubs are close to completing the trade that would send Soriano to the Yankees. The Cubs said Wednesday was a scheduled day off for Soriano despite his career numbers against Ian Kennedy. Soriano is 6-for-13 with […]