Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Happy with Hector Rondon Closing, Search for Bullpen Help Could Lead to Andrew Miller

Hector Rondon had a good season, and he was among the best in baseball in the second half. Plus the Cubs have options behind Rondon to close games which make the Cubs reported interest in David Robertson questionable at best. Signing a closer, or relievers, to a long-term contract seldom works out and is typically […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

Share on Fancred

Too Many Swings and Too Many Misses – Brewers 2, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs 1, Brewers 2 WP – Wily Peralta (17-11) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (44) The offense could not make enough contact against Wily Peralta on Saturday night as the Cubs dropped the second game of the final series to the Brewers. The Cubs allowed Wily Peralta […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Can’t Keep Up with the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six: Cubs 5, Dodgers 8 WP – Chris Perez (1-3) LP – Jacob Turner (1-4) Save – Kenley Jansen (43) The Dodgers seemingly scored at will throughout the four-game series. The Cubs simply could not keep up Sunday afternoon as the Dodgers put runs on the board in all but three innings […]

Share on Fancred

Dodgers Jump on Jackson, Pound Cubs Pitching – Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs 5, Dodgers 14 WP – Clayton Kershaw (20-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-15) Save – None Edwin Jackson lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Dodgers scored six runs in the first inning before Clayton Kershaw threw his first pitch. The Cubs tried to make a game of it, […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Commit Too Many Mistakes, Unable to Close Out the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three: Cubs 4, Dodgers 8 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-3) Save – None The Cubs took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, but the Dodgers batted around, hit Neil Ramirez rather hard and a fielding error by Logan Watkins opened the door to a five-run seventh […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Pen and Defense Implode, Drop Fifth in a Row – Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five: Cubs 2, Blue Jays 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (12-9) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-2, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs led Tuesday’s game 2-1 as late as the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Arrieta left the game with one out, one on and the Cubs up by a […]

Share on Fancred