Time for the Cubs to Offer a Little Contract Tender-ness

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have roster decisions to make over the next 24 hours prior to Monday’s tender deadline. With the addition of George Kottaras, the Cubs now have a full 40-man roster and 11 players that are arbitration eligible for next season. With the recent report of the Cubs not willing to give […]

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Cubs Looking for a Southpaw and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been upfront about their desire to add pitching to the roster this winter. The Cubs are thought to be looking at starters Scott Baker, Josh Johnson and Phil Hughes while trying to improve the bullpen in the process. The Cubs are reportedly in the market to add a lefty […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cubs Can’t Quiet the Braves Celebration – Cubs 2, Braves 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 2, Braves 5 WP – Julio Teheran (13-8) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-17) Save – Craig Kimbrel (49) Five years and two days after the Cubs beat the Cardinals and celebrated winning the NL Central title at Wrigley Field, the Cubs watched the Atlanta Braves rush the field after […]

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GGotta Make ‘Em Earn It – Cubs 5, Braves 9

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Braves 9 WP – David Carpenter (4-1) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-5) Save – None The Cubs fought back from a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning and tied the game at five in the seventh when Dioner Navarro launched a solo home run onto Waveland Avenue. But […]

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Cubs Frustrations Boil Over in Loss to Brewers – Cubs 1, Brewers 6

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 1, Brewers 6 WP – Wily Peralta (10-15) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-16) Save – None Edwin Jackson was lifted after just four innings, had a heated exchange in the dugout with Dale Sveum and the Brewers blasted the Cubs again at Miller Park on Monday night. After playing […]

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Rizzo, Bogusevic and the Cubs Play Spoiler in Pittsburgh – Cubs 5, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs 5, Pirates 4 WP – Carlos Villanueva (6-8) LP – Jason Grilli (0-2, BS 2) Save – Kevin Gregg (32) Anthony Rizzo launched a two-run homer off of Jason Grilli in the seventh, the bullpen tossed 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball and the Cubs battled back and beat the Pirates […]

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Cubs Can’t Command a Win Over the Brewers – Cubs 3, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 3, Brewers 5 WP – Johnny Hellweg (1-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (2-2) Save – Jim Henderson (23) The Brewers dominance over the Cubs continued on Saturday afternoon as Milwaukee beat the Cubs for the ninth time in 14 tries this season. Cubs’ pitching allowed only five hits, but […]

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Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]

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