From the Wire … Cubs Acquire OF Justin Ruggiano from Miami for OF Brian Bogusevic

According to multiple reports, the Cubs sent OF Brian Bogusevic to the Miami Marlins on Thursday morning for OF Justin Ruggiano. Justin Ruggiano had a breakout season in 2012 in which he hit .313/.374/.535/.909 with 23 doubles, one triple and 13 home runs in 91 games. Ruggiano slipped in 2013 to a .222/.298/.396 line with […]

Time for the Cubs to Shop at the Winter Meetings

Baseball’s Winter Meetings officially kickoff Monday in Orlando and the Cubs are reportedly looking to add relievers, at least one starter, an outfielder and players to round out the bench to the roster. But the big noise around the Cubs during the coming week will be about two starting pitchers … one Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Organizational All-Stars and Other Minor League News

The young players representing the Cubs on the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League have not wasted any time over the first four games of the season. Albert Almora did not play on Friday night, but he did not give away any at bats in his first two games. Almora has played […]

And That’s All Folks – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4 WP – Joe Kelly (10-5) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-13) Save – None The Cubs ended the 2013 season with a loss to the Cardinals and finished the year with a 66-96 record after Dale Sveum’s team was shutout for the 16th time. Jeff Samardzija recorded […]

Jackson Exits Early, Cubs Lose Again in St. Louis – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6 WP – Adam Wainwright (19-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-18) Save – Seth Maness (1) Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, the Cubs managed only seven hits with Anthony Rizzo and Donnie Murphy driving in both runs in the ninth inning off of Edward Mujica […]

Cubs Strikeout and Shutout in St. Louis – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7 WP – Lance Lynn (15-10) LP – Travis Wood (9-12) Save – None The Cubs watched the third different team celebrate in the last five days as they were shutout for the 15th time on the season on Friday night in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat […]

Cubs Wrap-Up Wrigley with a ‘W’ – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-2) LP – Francisco Liriano (16-8) Save – Kevin Gregg (33) Jake Arrieta notched a quality start in his last outing of the year and Darnell McDonald smacked a three-run homer off Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning as the Cubs beat […]

Fifty Is Not Nifty – Cubs 2, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Pirates 8 WP – Gerrit Cole (10-7) LP – Chris Rusin (2-6) Save – None The Cubs could not string together any hits against Gerrit Cole in their final night game of the season at Wrigley Field and lost another game to the playoff bound Pirates (6-12). Gerrit […]

Cubs Out at Home – Cubs 1, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Mark Melancon (3-2, BS 5) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-6) Save – Jason Grilli (32) The Cubs battled back and tied the game at one in the eighth on a pinch-hit RBI single by Donnie Murphy but Kevin Gregg hung a slider to Starling […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/23/13

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Cubs (65-91) vs. Pirates (89-67) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.42/1.34/3.80) vs. Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.35/1.29/3.58) The countdown to what is shaping up to be a very interesting off-season for […]