Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/29/10

Ty Wright, Bryan LaHair and Matt Camp all join winter league teams. Ryan Searle is handed another loss in Australia. One Cubs prospect goes deep off another. A full update on all the Cubs playing in the Caribbean Winter Leagues as the second half of the season begins. All that and more in today’s Down […]

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Blanco to Texas and Parisi Outrighted to Iowa

According to a tweet from the Sun-Times, the Cubs traded Andres Blanco on Saturday for a PTBNL or cash considerations. Blanco was out of options and with Mike Fontenot beginning the season as the Cubs back-up shortstop, it did not appear he would make the team. Updated – 3:39pm CDT – According to reports on […]

Marmol Zhelled in Z Ninth – Cubs 2 A’s 5

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 2 A’s (ss) 5 WP – Brad Kilby (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (0-1) Save – Fernando Hernandez (1) Friday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. They reduced their spring roster by seven players. Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny were named to the rotation. James Russell appears to be […]

The Cubs Leave Tucson Behind with a Win – Cubs 7 Diamondbacks 2

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 7 Diamondbacks 2 WP – Tom Gorzelanny (1-1) LP – Dan Haren (1-2) Save – None The Cubs, sans Lou Piniella and a majority of their regular roster, beat up on Dan Haren and the D’Backs in their final spring trip to Tucson. After this season both the Rockies and Diamondbacks […]

A Big Day for Chad Tracy – Cubs 12 Rangers 1

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 12 Rangers 1 WP – Sean Marshall (1-0) LP – Brandon McCarthy (1-3) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew won a Spring Training game for the first time since beating the Royals last Saturday. Sean Marshall put together another good outing in his last start before Lou Piniella announces his starting […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 03/24/10

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (11-8-2) vs. Rangers (6-12) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLBTV.com (Rangers Feed) – Radio: MLB.com (Cubs Feed) Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Sean Marshall (0-0, 2.57/0.86) vs. Brandon McCarthy (1-2, 7.00/1.89) Spring Training is slowly but surely coming to an end. Counting this afternoon’s contest against the […]

Surprise! Surprise! The Cubs Pen Can’t Hold a Lead – Cubs 5 Royals 5

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 5 Royals 5 – 9 Innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew played to a tie for the second time in their last three Cactus League games. The Cubs bullpen blew three different leads on Tuesday afternoon against the Royals after Ryan Dempster departed in […]

Decisions Looming for Hendry and Piniella

The practice games are coming to end for the Chicago Cubs. While a majority of the Opening Day roster is set, there are still a few spots the Cubs must fill before turning in their 25-man roster on April 4. Reportedly, Lou Piniella met with his coaching staff following Monday’s game to discuss final roster […]

Cubs Notes and a Rumor … Two Weeks Before Opening Day

The Cubs open the 2010 regular season in Atlanta two weeks from Monday. Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry have decisions to make over the next 13 days … the Cubs still have 40 players on their Spring Training roster. The Cubs are expected to name their fourth and fifth starters this week … but the […]