Petrick Outrighted to Triple-A

According to the transaction wire on, Billy Petrick cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. Along with Carmen Pignatiello and Casey McGehee, the Cubs have opened three spots on their 40-man roster since the end of the season.

McGehee Claimed Off Waivers

The Cubs made their second 40-man roster move of the off-season earlier this week by releasing Casey McGehee. According to a report from the Associated Press, McGehee was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers and Joe Dillon was released in order to make room on the Brewers’ 40-man roster for McGehee. The Cubs released […]

Pie to Be Recalled….and Another Arm?

Updated – 11:58pm C.T. – Randy Wells to the Show? Jim Hendry was on Sports Central with Dave Kaplan on Monday night and said Felix Pie will be recalled and with the Cubs on Tuesday in St. Louis. The I-Cubs were eliminated from the PCL playoffs on Sunday. Hendry also stated another pitcher would be […]

Roster Rollover and Over

With the Cubs completing game number 124 on Sunday afternoon, let’s take a quick look back with 38 remaining on the schedule to see how the Cubs’ active roster has changed since March 31st Some think when teams release their 25-man roster out of Spring Training those are the players that will suit up game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/09/08

Game Eight: Cubs (4-3) vs. Pirates (3-4) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.50/0.83) vs. Zach Duke (0-0, 3.18/1.94) Updated – 4:14pm C.T. – Carmen Pignatiello Optioned – Sean Marshall Recalled According to a […]

It’s Never Easy

Game Seven – Cubs 10 Pirates 8 – 12 innings WP – Jon Lieber (1-1) LP – Evan Meek (0-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (1) Lou Piniella’s crew jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the 3rd inning against southpaw Tom Gorzelanny and it appeared they were well on the way to winning their […]

Still Hibernating

Game Two – Cubs 2 Brewers 8 WP – Jeff Suppan (1-0) LP – Ted Lilly (0-1) Save – None In his post-game press conference, Lou Piniella said, “Yesterday we got beat, today we did not play well.” And those few words summed up the Cubs performance on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs did not hit […]

Opening Day Roster Finalized….Marshall, Murton Optioned

The remaining spot on the Cubs’ Opening Day lineup was announced early Sunday afternoon. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Carmen Pignatiello will be the lone southpaw in the Cubs bullpen when the season starts on Monday. Scott Eyre is expected to return by the second week in April, but for now Pignatiello […]

Finishing with a W

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4 Mariners 2 WP – Ryan Dempster (3-1) LP – Jarrod Washburn (2-2) Save – Kerry Wood (2) Lou Piniella’s pitching staff made up for their poor performance on Friday night by allowing only 1 earned run in the final game of the spring. Ryan Dempster was very effective […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/28/08

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-14-2) vs. Mariners (12-15) Game Time – 9:15pm C.T. TV: WGN TV, MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN, Gameday Audio on Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Ted Lilly (0-0, 6.00/1.40) vs. Carlos Silva (0-2, 9.20/2.18) The final tune-up of the spring for the Cubs begins tonight in Las Vegas […]