Catching Up on Cubs Rumors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs off-season is just eight days old and the rumor mill is already heating up. The front office’s focus has reportedly been on Joe Girardi while searching for other qualified managerial candidates if Girardi decides to stay in the Bronx. But once Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hire a new manager and the coaching […]

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Cubs Strikeout and Shutout in St. Louis – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7 WP – Lance Lynn (15-10) LP – Travis Wood (9-12) Save – None The Cubs watched the third different team celebrate in the last five days as they were shutout for the 15th time on the season on Friday night in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat […]

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Fifty Is Not Nifty – Cubs 2, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Pirates 8 WP – Gerrit Cole (10-7) LP – Chris Rusin (2-6) Save – None The Cubs could not string together any hits against Gerrit Cole in their final night game of the season at Wrigley Field and lost another game to the playoff bound Pirates (6-12). Gerrit […]

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Brewers Remain a Thorn-burg in the Cubs Side – Cubs 0, Brewers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 0, Brewers 7 WP – Tyler Thornburg (3-1) LP – Chris Rusin (2-5) Save – None Wednesday’s game ended before it had a chance to begin. Chris Rusin gave up five runs in the first inning and four of them scored on one swing of the bat. Sean Halton […]

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Cubs Frustrations Boil Over in Loss to Brewers – Cubs 1, Brewers 6

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 1, Brewers 6 WP – Wily Peralta (10-15) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-16) Save – None Edwin Jackson was lifted after just four innings, had a heated exchange in the dugout with Dale Sveum and the Brewers blasted the Cubs again at Miller Park on Monday night. After playing […]

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Edwin Jackson and the Homer-Happy Cubs Pound the Reds – Cubs 9, Reds 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Four – Cubs 9, Reds 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (8-15) LP – Tony Cingrani (7-4) Save – None Welington Castillo had a career night, the Cubs hit four home runs and Edwin Jackson allowed only one run over seven innings as the Cubs won their second game in a row in […]

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Cubs Can’t Command a Win Over the Brewers – Cubs 3, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 3, Brewers 5 WP – Johnny Hellweg (1-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (2-2) Save – Jim Henderson (23) The Brewers dominance over the Cubs continued on Saturday afternoon as Milwaukee beat the Cubs for the ninth time in 14 tries this season. Cubs’ pitching allowed only five hits, but […]

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Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/05/13

The Daytona Cubs are the FSL North Champions and are Florida State League Championship Series bound after Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays. The D-Cubs swept the best of three series behind excellent pitching. After Corey Black dominated in game one, C.J. Edwards struck out eight batters over five no-hit innings on Wednesday. […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Claim Daniel Bard Off Waivers from Boston, DFA Cole Gillespie

The Cubs made another roster move just prior to Wednesday’s finale with Miami and claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from the Red Sox. To make room on the 40-man roster, Cole Gillespie was designated for assignment. Gillespie was in Wednesday’s starting lineup. The Cubs’ front office is obviously very familiar with Daniel Bard. Theo […]

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