Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright Four Players Off 40-man Roster

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made four 40-man roster moves on Thursday. The Cubs outrighted RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Jason Berken and infielder Adrian Cardenas off of the 40-man roster and assigned them to Triple-A Iowa. The moves free up four spaces on the Cubs’ 40-man roster which currently stands at […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Carlos Gutierrez from Twins, DFA Anthony Recker

The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins on Wednesday and to make room on the 40-man roster, designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. The Twins selected Carlos Gutierrez with their first pick (27th overall) in the 2008 draft.

Bum-ba-deeda, Bum-ba-deeda, Bum-ba-deeda … Cubs Walk Off with a Win – Cubs 5, Astros 4

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 5, Astros 4 WP – Carlos Marmol (3-3) LP – Hector Ambriz (1-1) Save – None It’s all over, the Cubs beat the Astros on a bases loaded RBI single by Bryan LaHair in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Cubs walked off with a win in their […]

Cubs Win One Out West – Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Chris Rusin (2-3) LP – Bryan Shaw (1-6) Save – None The Cubs won their final road game of the season (23-58) and posted their first victory in a NL West park since September 27, 2011 … a span of 21 games. The Cubs […]

Volstad Hammered … Cubs Swept – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) LP – Chris Volstad (3-11) Save – Rafael Betancourt (31) The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row on Thursday afternoon as the Rockies completed the three-game sweep by outslugging the Cubs once again. Dale Sveum’s team tried to come […]

Berken Rocked … Cubs Blanked – Cubs 0, Rockies 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 0, Rockies 6 WP – Drew Pomeranz (2-9) LP – Jason Berken (0-2) Save – None The Cubs took another step toward cementing the second pick in next June’s draft on Wednesday night. The Cubs were shut out at Coors Field and for the second night in a row […]

Cubs Can’t Rally Past Mistakes – Cubs 6, Pirates 7

Game One Hundred Forty-Five – Cubs 6, Pirates 7 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (11-13) LP – Jason Berken (0-1) Save – Joel Hanrahan (35) The Cubs could not outhit their mistakes on Saturday afternoon and their rally came up short a run short in the ninth inning against Joel Hanrahan. The Cubs trailed 6-1 after […]

Cubs Say Good-Bye to Houston with a Win – Cubs 5, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Three – Cubs 5, Astros 1 WP – Travis Wood (6-11) LP – Fernando Abad (0-4) Save – None The Cubs ended their 10-game, three-city road trip on a positive note with a win in the rubber game with the Astros. The Cubs won what was likely their final series in Houston […]

Three Home Runs … and a Three-Game Sweep – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – James Russell (7-1, BS 3) LP – Jason Grilli (1-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (18) The Cubs hung on at the end and completed the three-game sweep over the Pirates. Dale Sveum’s team posted their first three-game road sweep of the season … and […]