Cubs 2015 Position Review – Bullpen

In our last installment, we analyzed a starting pitching staff that despite a lack of depth was one of the best in all of baseball. While their accomplishments were impressive, what may be even better was a bullpen that finished eighth in overall ERA at 3.38 with 20 pitchers and two position players making at […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/13/15

Tennessee pitching drew the spotlight to start the week as Ryan Williams and Pierce Johnson did everything but sell popcorn in the stands for the Smokies. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease continues to dazzle the Arizona rookie league. Myrtle Beach remains in a lurch in the second half despite excellent outings from Jonathan Martinez and Daury Torrez, […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Would Surrender Second Round Pick for Right Free Agent Fit

The Cubs are in position to sign multiple free agents this winter and have been linked to all of the big names from Jon Lester to Max Scherzer to Russell Martin to David Robertson. But despite reports that have the Cubs signing both Lester and Scherzer to mega deals, the Cubs are not going to […]

Cubs Could Be Active Leading Up to the Trade Deadline

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is two weeks away and teams have been connected to several players on the Cubs’ big league roster. On the pitching front, teams are believed to be interested in Carlos Villanueva, James Russell, Wesley Wright and Hector Rondon. The Tigers scouted Rondon and asked about Neil Ramirez according to Bruce Levine […]

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 […]