Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Samardzija Remains on the Blue Jays Radar and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Blue Jays are 7-6 after 13 games and are toward the top of a bunched up American League East. Alex Anthopoulos is still looking to add a starter to the top of his rotation. The Blue Jays’ staff is currently ranked sixth in the American League with a 3.61 ERA ( 1.31 WHIP) and […]

Closer By Committee, the Roster Shuffle and Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria announced prior to Saturday’s game that Jose Veras would not be closing games for the Cubs, at least for now. Jose Veras carried a rough spring into the regular season and simply cannot throw enough strikes to close games. Veras has never been known for his command, but he has not struggled to […]

Not in the Cards for Villanueva and the Cubs – Cardinals 10, Cubs 4

Game Eleven: Cubs 4, Cardinals 10 WP – Adam Wainwright (2-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-3) Save – None It was a mismatch on paper when the pitching matchups were announced and it ended up being a mismatch on the field on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis as the Cardinals pounded the Cubs. The Cardinals sent […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/12/14

Game Eleven – Cubs (4-6) vs. Cardinals (5-5) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Carlos Villanueva (1-2, 4.26/1.58/4.51) vs. Adam Wainwright (1-1, 1.29/1.00/2.24) It’s a quick turnaround for the Cubs after another late finish and extra […]

From the Wire … Cubs Recall Chris Rusin, Option Brian Schlitter to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday morning and optioned RHP Brian Schlitter to Iowa. The roster move should not come as a surprise with the Cubs adding Rusin to the big league roster. Rusin will be available out of the pen for Saturday’s game and should […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/11/14

Game Ten: Cubs (3-6) vs. Cardinals (5-4) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.14/3.67) vs. Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.69/1.88/4.55) The Cubs kickoff their five-game, two-city road trip tonight with the first of […]

Cubs Offense Breaks Out and Beats Burnett – Cubs 8, Phillies 3

Game Six – Cubs 8, Phillies 3 WP – Carlos Villanueva (1-2) LP – A.J. Burnett (0-1) Save – None The Cubs used a pair of four-run innings and a solid start by Carlos Villanueva to salvage the finale of the three-game series with the Phillies on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs offense matched their season […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/06/14

Game Six: Cubs (1-4) vs. Phillies (3-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Villanueva (0-2, 13.50/3.00/11.47) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-0, 1.50/1.50/3.72) The Cubs will try to salvage the last game of the series with the Phillies […]