Baseball’s Hot Stove is Heating Up and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Winter Meetings are less than a week away and Monday was a good preview of what is expected to be a busy three days in Orlando throughout the game. There was more player movement on Monday and teams decided to part ways with several players prior to Monday’s deadline to tender contracts for the […]

Cubs Re-Sign OF Darnell McDonald to Minor League Contract

According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs re-signed outfielder Darnell McDonald to a minor league contract. The deal should include a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training. McDonald spent last season in the Cubs organization and finished the year with the big league club. The 35-year old outfielder hit .302/.351/.434/.785 with four […]

Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players. The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

And That’s All Folks – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4 WP – Joe Kelly (10-5) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-13) Save – None The Cubs ended the 2013 season with a loss to the Cardinals and finished the year with a 66-96 record after Dale Sveum’s team was shutout for the 16th time. Jeff Samardzija recorded […]

Jackson Exits Early, Cubs Lose Again in St. Louis – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6 WP – Adam Wainwright (19-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-18) Save – Seth Maness (1) Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, the Cubs managed only seven hits with Anthony Rizzo and Donnie Murphy driving in both runs in the ninth inning off of Edward Mujica […]

Cubs Wrap-Up Wrigley with a ‘W’ – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-2) LP – Francisco Liriano (16-8) Save – Kevin Gregg (33) Jake Arrieta notched a quality start in his last outing of the year and Darnell McDonald smacked a three-run homer off Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning as the Cubs beat […]

GGotta Make ‘Em Earn It – Cubs 5, Braves 9

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Braves 9 WP – David Carpenter (4-1) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-5) Save – None The Cubs fought back from a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning and tied the game at five in the seventh when Dioner Navarro launched a solo home run onto Waveland Avenue. But […]

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 […]

Not Enough Wood – Cubs 2, Pirates 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine – Cubs 2, Pirates 3 WP – Kyle Farnsworth (3-0) LP – Pedro Strop (2-2) Save – Mark Melancon (16) The Cubs tied the game at two in seventh on a two-run homer by Welington Castillo after being no-hit for the first six innings but Justin Morneau drove in his first […]