Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already looked at the infield and catcher, next up is the outfield starting with left field.

Scott Baker Set to Make Cubs Debut and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced on Friday that Scott Baker will make his Cubs’ debut on Sunday against Yovani Gallardo in the series finale with the Brewers. Baker has been on the 60-day DL all season and will make his first start in the majors since 2011. Scott Baker is excited about the opportunity to start and […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Marlins – 09/04/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs (58-80) vs. Marlins (52-85) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.13/1.32/3.62) vs. Brian Flynn (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) The Cubs will turn to Jeff Samardzija to salvage the final game of series […]

Wood Can’t Keep the Marlins in the Yard – Cubs 3, Marlins 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 3, Marlins 4 WP – Henderson Alvarez (3-3) LP – Travis Wood (8-11) Save – Steve Cishek (29) Travis Wood gave up two home runs to the first nine batters he faced on a day with the wind blowing in and Marlins’ pitcher Henderson Alvarez hit a three-run shot […]

The Cubs Post a ‘W’ at Wrigley – Cubs 4, Phillies 3

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 4, Phillies 3 WP – Carlos Villanueva (3-8) LP – Zach Miner (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (28) The Cubs rebounded nicely from Friday’s rough loss, scratched back from an early deficit and beat the Phillies on Saturday afternoon. Starlin Castro (2-for-5 with a home run and a double) […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 08/31/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five: Cubs (56-78) vs. Phillies (62-73) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet/MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64/1.29/3.82) vs. Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07/1.04/3.03) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to end August on a positive […]

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. Dodgers – 08/27/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two: Cubs (55-76) vs. Dodgers (77-54) Game Time – 9:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Travis Wood (7-10, 3.22/1.11/3.88) vs. Clayton Kershaw (13-7, 1.72/0.86/2.39) The Cubs series in Los Angeles continues tonight with Travis Wood taking the […]