Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright Mather, Parker, Germano and Corpas Off the 40-man Roster

The Cubs made four more roster moves on Friday afternoon. Shortly after it was announced that the Royals had claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs, the team announced that Joe Mather, Blake Parker, Justin Germano and Manny Corpas had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Iowa. Manny Corpas elected […]

From the Wire … Royals Claim Chris Volstad Off Waivers

According to multiple reports, the Kansas City Royals claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs on Friday afternoon. Chris Volstad had a bad year in his one and only season with the Cubs after he was acquired in a deal for Carlos Zambrano from the Marlins last off-season. Volstad spent time in the minors […]

Baseball Operations Staff Structures, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office, scouting and field staff, plus a three-year contract extension for Assistant General Manager, Randy Bush. Dale Sveum finalized his coaching staff on Tuesday with the hiring of David Bell to replace Pat Listach as the team’s third base coach. The Cubs also removed the interim tag […]

Zilch, Nada, Nothing – Cubs 0, Astros 3

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 0, Astros 3 WP – Bud Norris (7-13) LP – Chris Volstad (3-12) Save – Wilton Lopez (10) For the second night in a row, the Cubs were not able to push a run across the plate. Five different Astros’ pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout … the 16th […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/02/12

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (60-100) vs. Astros (54-106) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus- Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (3-11, 6.64/1.68) vs. Bud Norris (6-13, 4.82/1.39) The long, hard season is just about over for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/01/12

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs (60-99) vs. Astros (53-106) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Berken (0-2, 6.00/2.07) vs. Lucas Harrell (10-11, 3.88/1.39) This is it, the final series of the year for the Chicago Cubs. The […]

Volstad Hammered … Cubs Swept – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) LP – Chris Volstad (3-11) Save – Rafael Betancourt (31) The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row on Thursday afternoon as the Rockies completed the three-game sweep by outslugging the Cubs once again. Dale Sveum’s team tried to come […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 09/27/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six: Cubs (59-96) vs. Rockies (61-94) Game Time – 2:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Coors Field, Denver Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.22/1.63) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.73/1.63) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Rockies wrap up the series and season series […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 09/25/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs (59-94) vs. Rockies (59-94) Game Time – 7:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Coors Field, Denver Chris Rusin (1-2, 6.00/1.71) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 12.27/2.18) Weather permitting … The Cubs begin the final nine-game stretch of the […]