The Tanaka Watch Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

Despite the reports on Thursday morning, the Rakuten Golden Eagles have not made a decision on whether or not they will post Masahiro Tanaka this winter. Most still think he will be made available to Major League teams this off-season, but it is pretty clear that no one, not even Tanaka, knows at this point. […]

From the Wire … Cubs DFA Cody Ransom, Activate Scott Baker from 60-Day DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs designated Cody Ransom for assignment on Sunday morning to make room on the 40-man roster for Scott Baker. Scott Baker has been officially activated from the disabled list and will start Sunday’s finale against the Brewers. With the latest round of roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands […]

Cubs Swing, Cubs Miss, Cubs Shut Out – Cubs 0, Dodgers 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 0, Dodgers 4 WP – Ricky Nolasco (11-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (7-14) Save – None Dale Sveum was ejected five pitches into the game and the Cubs struck out 14 times while managing only three hits on Wednesday. The Dodgers shut out the Cubs for third time this […]

Wood Outduels Kershaw, Cubs Scratch Out a Win – Cubs 3, Dodgers 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 3, Dodgers 2 WP – Travis Wood (8-10) LP – Clayton Kershaw (13-8) Save – Kevin Gregg (27) Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs beat the Dodgers for the first time in over a calendar year on Tuesday night. Tuesday’s game between the Cubs and Dodgers was […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 08/24/13

Game One Hundred Twenty-Nine: Cubs (54-74) vs. Padres (58-70) Game Time – 7:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – PETCO Park, San Diego Jeff Samardzija (7-11, 4.12/1.32/3.58) vs. Eric Stults (8-10, 3.70/1.25/3.26) The Cubs will try to bounce back from another tough loss tonight behind […]

Samardzija Digs the Longball – Cubs 11, Nationals 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Four – Cubs 11, Nationals 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (7-11) LP – Jordan Zimmermann (14-7) Save – None The Cubs hit five home runs, Jeff Samardzija pitched a complete game and the Cubs took game one of the series from the Nationals. After scoring a combined 12 runs in their previous […]

More Zeros Across the Board – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4 WP – Joe Kelly (4-3) LP – Travis Wood (7-10) Save – None The Cubs were shutout at Wrigley Field for the fifth time in a seven game span and dropped the second game of the series to the Cardinals. Saturday was the first time since […]

Cubs Offense A No Go Against Arroyo – Cubs 0, Reds 5

Game One Hundred Twenty – Cubs 0, Reds 5 WP – Bronson Arroyo (11-9) LP – Chris Rusin (2-2) Save – None The Cubs managed only two hits and three total baserunners on Wednesday afternoon and lost another game to the Reds at Wrigley Field. Bronson Arroyo was once again allowed to dominate the Cubs […]

Cubs Patience Pays Off with a Comeback Win Over the Cardinals – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

Game One Hundred Sixteen – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5 WP – Blake Parker (1-1) LP – Trevor Rosenthal (1-3, BS 3) Save – Kevin Gregg (25) The Cubs played one of their best games of the season on Saturday night and battled back from a 4-2 deficit in the eighth inning to beat the Cardinals. […]

Chris Rusin, Two Clutch Hits and a Cubs Win – Cubs 3, Cardinals 0

Game One Hundred Fifteen – Cubs 3, Cardinals 0 WP – Chris Rusin (2-1) LP – Lance Lynn (13-6) Save – Kevin Gregg (24) Chris Rusin tossed six innings of scoreless ball, Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo drove in the runs and the Cubs shut out the Cardinals in St. Louis for the first time […]