Corey Koskie Retires

According to reports from Carrie Muskat and the Chicago Sun-Times, Corey Koskie announced his retirement from baseball on Saturday morning. Koskie cited issues from the concussion he suffered in July of 2006 as the reason for his decision.

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Koskie’s Decision Expected Saturday

According to multiple reports, Corey Koskie is expected to announce his decision on Saturday or whether or not he will continue his comeback with the Cubs. Koskie “went home to ponder his future” after meeting with Cubs’ trainers on Friday. Bobby Scales replaced Koskie in the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Mariners after […]

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No Luck Needed…Just Z – Cubs 12 Dodgers 3

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 12 Dodgers 3 WP – Carlos Zambrano (1-1) LP – Randy Wolf (2-1) Save – None Complete with the traditional St. Patrick’s Day green caps, the Cubs routed the Dodgers in the first trip of the spring to the new complex in Glendale, Arizona. Carlos Zambrano once again performed better at […]

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Cubs Option Four…Re-Assign Five Players in Latest Round of Roster Moves

The Cubs trimmed their Spring Roster on Tuesday from 54 players to 45 players according to a report from Cubs.com. The Cubs optioned Mitch Atkins, Justin Berg and Jeff Stevens to Triple-A Iowa and optioned Marcos Mateo to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs also assigned five non-roster invitees to minor league camp…Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney, Luis […]

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Is the 2009 Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster Set?

With 18 games left in the exhibition season it appears the roster Lou Piniella will begin the season with in Houston is all but set. Last Saturday, Mike Fontenot was named the Cubs’ starting second baseman…Gary Hughes confirmed Fontenot as the Cubs’ starter with Holden Kushner on Monday afternoon. Sunday, Lou Piniella said, “Hoffpauir’s fine. […]

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Weekend Update…Cubs at the Halfway Point

The Cubs open up the regular season three weeks from Monday in Houston in a match-up that the Astros have been looking forward to all winter. The first game figures to see Roy Oswalt on the mound for Cecil Cooper while Carlos Zambrano will take the ball for Lou Piniella. Piniella said on Saturday that […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/14/09

Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (8-9) vs. Angels (11-3) Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: WGN Radio, XM Channel 177 Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Aaron Heilman (0-0, 1.13/0.75) vs. Joe Saunders (0-0, 3.00/1.67) Three weeks down, three left to go in the exhibition season for the Chicago Cubs. […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Split Squads – 03/13/09

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Mariners (ss) (6-5) Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com audio, XM Channel 176 Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Sean Marshall (1-0, 1.00/0.67) vs. Gaby Hernandez (0-0, 7.71/1.29) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Angels (10-3) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

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For the Cubs…Fifteen Down, Twenty-Four to Go

The first fifteen games of the 2009 Cactus League schedule are in the books for Lou Piniella’s crew…and has anything been resolved after a month in Arizona? When pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park nearly a month ago there were several questions that the Cubs needed to find answers to. Many things have changed […]

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From the Wire…Cubs Sign Corey Koskie

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs inked Corey Koskie to a minor league deal on Saturday morning. Koskie will compete for the backup third baseman job. Koskie says he is over the post-concussion syndrome that cut his career short during the 2006 season. Updated 9:00pm C.T. – With Additional Information on the […]

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