Cashner’s Call-up Imminent, Gorzelanny to the Pen and Other Moves on the Horizon

Updated 10:16am CDT – 05/31/10 – According to a tweet from the Sun-Times, John Grabow was placed on the 15-day DL and Andrew Cashner was Called Up from Triple-A Iowa. According to multiple reports Sunday, the Cubs will call-up Andrew Cashner from Triple-A Iowa Monday. Cashner will join the Cubs at some point during the […]

Pujols Breaks Out the Tape Measure – Cubs 1 Cardinals 9

Game Fifty-One – Cubs 1 Cardinals 9 WP – Adam Wainwright (7-3) LP – Ryan Dempster (3-5) Save – None The Cubs needed Ryan Dempster to be just about perfect Sunday afternoon … and he could not keep the ball in the yard. Albert Pujols hit not one but two balls onto Waveland against Ryan […]

Sixteen Pitches – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7

Game Forty-Nine – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7 WP – Chris Carpenter (6-1) LP – Randy Wells (3-3) Save – None Friday afternoon’s game was over before the Cubs could record an out. The Cardinals came out swinging and made a statement in the first match-up of the year against the Cubs. The first six hitters […]

The Night the Lights Went Out at Wrigley – Cubs 5 Dodgers 8

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 5 Dodgers 8 WP – Chad Billingsley (6-2) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (2-5) Save – Jonathan Broxton (11) Wednesday was a long, strange night at Wrigley Field. The Dodgers snapped the Cubs’ three-game winning streak on a night the lights went out at Wrigley. The game was delayed for 18 minutes […]

Silva Stays Hot in Texas – Cubs 5 Rangers 4

Game Forty-Five – Cubs 5 Rangers 4 WP – Carlos Silva (6-0) LP – C.J. Wilson (3-2) Save – Carlos Marmol (9) Carlos Silva improved to 6-0 with another solid start in Arlington Sunday afternoon. With the Cubs holding on and scratching out the win, Silva became the first Cubs’ pitcher to begin the season […]

From the Wire … Howry Inks Deal with Cubs – David Patton DFA’d – Berg Optioned

As expected, the Cubs signed Bobby Howry to a one-year deal Friday. Howry was released by the Diamondbacks and cleared waivers Wednesday. Howry will earn a pro-rated salary of $410,000, the Major League minimum. To make room for Bobby Howry on the active roster, Justin Berg was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and David Patton was […]

Bobby Howry Back to the Cubs?

According to multiple reports from Dave Kaplan, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a contract with Bobby Howry. Howry was released by the Diamondbacks last week and cleared waivers Wednesday. During the Cubs 10th Inning Show Wednesday night, Kaplan said he confirmed the agreement with two sources close to Bobby Howry. Kaplan stated, “It […]

Cubs Off-Season Strategies are Off Base

Baseball teams cannot win the pennant during the winter, but they sure can lose it. The Hot Stove is followed closely by those in as well as interested in the game. Signing and trades are analyzed and broken down by hundreds of pundits, and fans are sent into a tizzy, either positive or negative, based […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring….The Bullpen

Lou Piniella’s bullpen will have a different look than it did a year ago when pitchers report on Friday. With Kerry Wood in Cleveland and Bobby Howry with the Giants, the backend of the pen has two holes to fill and a big question mark. Carlos Marmol is the odds on favorite to become the […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Central Champs

The Cubs took advantage of a favorable home schedule in August and paced the second place Brewers. The offense struggled in September before waking up and putting away the division against the Cardinals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. The Cubs designated Scott Eyre for assignment on August 5th and traded him to the […]