Cubs Plan Another Rehab Start for Arrieta and Olt Has a Chance to Be Everyday Third Baseman

The Cubs announced Tuesday night that Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start before he joins the rotation. Arrieta told the beat writers he feels he is ready to be activated from the DL, but the Cubs would like for him to make one “more short start.” Rick Renteria said “Arrieta’s next […]

Arrieta Could Be Done Rehabbing and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jake Arrieta made his fourth rehab start on Monday night, but it might not be his last. After three very good outings for Double-A Tennessee (0.73 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, six hits, four walks and nine strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings), Arrieta was roughed up for five runs, three earned, on five hits in 5 2/3 […]

Rizzo Gets Territorial, Trade Chips and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo left Saturday’s game before the eighth inning with back spasms and his start on Sunday at the time was in doubt. The Cubs had Mike Olt take grounders at first base on Sunday morning in the event Rizzo could not play. Rizzo told the beat writers he jokingly said to Olt not to […]

Wrigley Continues to Be Reds Home Away from Home – Reds 8, Cubs 2

Game Seventeen: Cubs 2, Reds 8 WP – Homer Bailey (1-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-4) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs at Wrigley Field continued Sunday as Cincinnati beat the Cubs for the 17th time in 19 games (2-17) in their home park. The Reds scored all five of the runs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/20/14

Game Seventeen – Cubs (5-11) vs. Reds (7-10) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 85, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Villanueva (1-3, 11.57/2.14/4.89) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 8.16/2.02/7.19) Happy Easter The Cubs have a shot today to do something the team has not […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/18/14

Game Fifteen – Cubs (4-10) vs. Reds (6-9) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.05/3.09) vs. Alfredo Simon (1-1, 1.20/0.73/3.18) The Cubs open a seven-game homestand this afternoon with the first of […]

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 […]