Petrick Outrighted to Triple-A

According to the transaction wire on Cubs.com, 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 […]

A Restful Loss – Cubs 2 Mets 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 2 Mets 6 WP – Johan Santana (11-9) LP – Chad Gaudin (9-5, 4-2) Save – None A day after securing home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs, Lou Piniella began preparing for the post-season and gave several of his regulars the night off. The Cubs scored a pair […]

No Pressure….Just Baseball – Cubs 5 Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5 Cardinals 1 WP – Ryan Dempster (17-6) LP – Braden Looper (12-14) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew completed the home portion of their 2008 schedule with the 55th win of the year at Wrigley Field….just one short of the organization’s all-time mark of 56 set in 1933 […]

Z Rough Day – Cubs 6 Cardinals 12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 6 Cardinals 12 WP – Adam Wainwright (10-3) LP – Carlos Zambrano (14-6) Save – None Carlos Zambrano followed up his no-hitter with one of the shortest outing of his career on Friday afternoon against the Cardinals. Big Z lasted only 1 2/3 innings and gave up 8 runs […]

Hoffpauir, Hill and McGehee Among First Call-ups

According to a report on Cubs.com, the first round of call-ups on Monday will include Micah Hoffpauir, Koyie Hill, Michael Wuertz and Casey McGehee. The Cubs will also activate Jon Lieber from the 15-day disabled list on Monday as well as Angel Guzman from the 60-day DL. The Cubs will have to make three roster […]

From the Wire….Cubs Sign Reed Johnson

Updated – 2:14pm C.T. with Additional Information and Roster Cuts According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and from Paul Sullivan in Mesa, the Cubs have agreed to a 1-year deal with Reed Johnson worth $1.3 million dollars. Johnson will serve as the Cubs long awaited right-handed outfielder that can play all three spots. […]

Ball Four….Ball Eight….Ball Twelve

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 8 Rockies 6 WP – Neal Cotts (1-2) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – Michael Wuertz (1) The Cubs offense picked the right day to break out of their rut and score their third highest run total of the spring. Somehow, someway, Lou Piniella’s crew managed to win […]

Showcasing?

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 6 Royals 5 WP – Kevin Hart (1-0) LP – Joakim Soria (1-1, BS – 1) Save – None If the reports are accurate about the numerous scouts in attendance during recent Cubs’ games, then Jason Marquis and Ronny Cedeno picked the right time to have a good day […]

Spring Training NRI’s….The Infield and The Outfield

The biggest news from day one at Fitch Park was the announcement Carlos Zambrano will take the ball on Opening Day for the fourth straight year. Big Z stated during the Cubs Convention that Ted Lilly could have the honor against the Brewers on March 31st but ‘Big Z’ apparently changed his stance over the […]