Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/14/09

Game Thirty-Four: Cubs (19-14) vs. Padres (13-21) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (2-2, 4.98/1.38) vs. Chad Gaudin (0-2, 4.08/1.47) Update 4:31pm C.T. – According to a report from the Sun-Times, Milton Bradley’s suspension was reduced […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/23/09

Game Fourteen: Cubs (8-5) vs. Reds (8-6) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 5.21/1.58) vs. Aaron Harang (1-2, 2.70/1.20) Updated – Thursday morning – Cubs DFA’d Luis Vizcaino to make room on the active roster […]

From the CCO Inbox – 4/14/09

From time to time during the season the CCO will empty out the ole Microsoft Outlook and pass along information we’ve received via electronic mail…and other stuff we deem cool and noteworthy. So without further ado on the Cubs second off day of the regular season. Here’s the latest from the CCO inbox…

From the Wire…Gaudin Signs with Padres

According to a report from MLB.com, the Padres inked Chad Gaudin to a minor league contract on Saturday. Gaudin will be in San Diego on Sunday to work out for the Padres.

From the Wire…Gaudin Released, Guzman and Patton Complete Roster

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs optioned Jeff Samardzija to Triple-A Iowa and released Chad Gaudin. Optioning Samardzija and releasing Gaudin opened the final two spots in the pen for Angel Guzman and David Patton. Releasing Gaudin figures to cost the Cubs $1.6 million. Updated – 4:07pm C.T. – The Cubs 25-Man […]

Decisions Looming for Jim Hendry

The Cubs Opening Day roster will be finalized later today. All but two spots are filled and Jim Hendry and Randy Bush have until 2:00pm C.T. to decide on the futures of Chad Gaudin, Angel Guzman and David Patton. Jim Hendry joined Bruce Levine on Talkin’ Baseball and discussed a variety of topics before Saturday’s […]

Cubs Bombed in the Bronx – Cubs 1 Yankees 10

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 1 Yankees 10 WP – Andy Pettitte (3-0) LP – Rich Harden (0-1) Save – None Spring Training is over and it is a good thing because the Cubs limped to the finish line. For the last time, wins and losses do not matter in the exhibition season but performance on […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 04/04/09

Spring Training Game Thirty-Nine: Cubs (18-17-2) vs. Yankees (23-10-1) Game Time – 12:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Channel 176 Location – Yankee Stadium, The Bronx Rich Harden (0-0, 7.71/1.50) vs. A.J. Burnett (3-0, 3.72/1.29) Countdown to Opening Day…2 days. Lou Piniella’s crew will complete the longest Spring Training […]

Leaving AZ with a W – Cubs 9 Indians 8

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 9 Indians 8 WP – David Patton (1-1, BS 1) LP – Steven Wright (0-1) Save – None Seven weeks, thirty-seven games, Team Japan, high skies, a lot of wind and a trip to Las Vegas later and Lou Piniella’s crew finished the Arizona portion of their exhibition season with a […]

Fox to Start Year in Iowa

According to multiple reports on Tuesday, Chad Fox will begin the season in Iowa. The Cubs have not officially announced the move, which would reduce the Cubs’ spring roster to 27 players. According to the reports, Fox will use the time at the beginning of the season in Triple-A “to continue to strengthen his arm […]