Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/09/12

Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Brewers (1-2) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: ESPN Monday Night Baseball/WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/901 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Shaun Marcum (0-0, -.–/-.–) The first series of the year is in the books and the season gets […]

Wood and Marmol Implode, Give Another One Away – Cubs 4, Nationals 7

Game Two – Cubs 4, Nationals 7 WP – Ryan Mattheus (1-0) LP – Kerry Wood (0-1) Save – Henry Rodriquez (1) What started out as a good game for the Chicago Cubs turned ugly again in the eighth inning. The Cubs took a 4-2 lead into the eighth after a solid start by Matt […]

Cubs Finalize First Roster of the Season … and Set Iowa Cubs Roster

A lot is made about a team’s Opening Day roster but the fact is that a big league roster is a work in progress throughout a 162-game schedule. And this season could feature more roster changes for the Cubs than in years past. The Cubs filled out their 40-man big league roster prior to Thursday’s […]

Cubs Pen Blows Opening Day – Cubs 1, Nationals 2

Game One – Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (0-1) Save – Brad Lidge (1) The Chicago Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning after seven shutout innings from Ryan Dempster and a two-out RBI single by Marlon Byrd in the fourth. The Cubs offense was […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 04/05/12

Game One – Opening Day: Cubs (0-0) vs. Nationals (0-0) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/903 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Stephen Strasburg (0-0, -.–/-.–) Updated 12:52pm CDT – John Gaub claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay […]

From the Wire … Mateo Placed on 60-Day DL, Mather and Camp Added to Cubs 40-man Roster

According to the transaction page on, Marcos Mateo was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday with a sore right elbow. By placing Mateo on the 60-day disabled list, the Cubs created a spot on the 40-man roster. The Cubs selected the contracts of Shawn Camp and Joe Mather from Triple-A Iowa and have […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena Off Waivers, Outright Frankie De La Cruz

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Valbuena was added to the Cubs 40-man roster and will be on the 25-man roster for Thursday’s opener against the Nationals. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs announced Frankie De La Cruz has […]

The Roster, Renovations, Theo Epstein … and Other Cubs News and Notes on the Eve of Opening Day

Spring Training is over and before long it will become a distant memory. Now the real work begins. The Cubs still have decisions that must be made with the roster. The Cubs active roster currently consists of 31 players and must be trimmed to 25 by Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs have made several announcements over […]

Cubs Break Camp with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 3

Spring Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Brewers (SS) 3 WP – Travis Wood (2-2) LP – Kyle Heckathorn (0-1) Save – Shawn Camp (1) The Cubs long journey through the Cactus League ended rather quickly Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs and a bunch of minor leaguers including Javier Baez and Jeimer Candelario topped […]

The Cubs Let Their Sticks Do the Talking – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Kerry Wood (1-0) LP – Patrick Corbin (1-1) Save – None The Cubs offense stayed hot in the team’s penultimate game in the Cactus League. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead against Patrick Corbin, the sixth best pitching prospect in Arizona’s system, the […]