Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

End of Week Dis-N-Dat….Counting Down the Days

The long winter without baseball is nearing a conclusion. The trucks are making the long trek to Arizona. It is only seven short days until pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa. So while the players and coaches enjoy their last free weekend for at least eight months, here are a few updates […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Central Champs

The Cubs took advantage of a favorable home schedule in August and paced the second place Brewers. The offense struggled in September before waking up and putting away the division against the Cardinals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. The Cubs designated Scott Eyre for assignment on August 5th and traded him to the […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Maintaining A Lead

Interleague play, a broken hand, DL trips for Carlos Zambrano and Reed Johnson, new arms added to the mix, a big turnaround against the Fish and a four-game sweep were just a few of the storylines and highlights for the Cubs in June and July. The solid start Lou Piniella preached about ended up being […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Getting Off to a Strong Start

From Kosuke Fukudome’s dramatic home run on Opening Day to Reed Johnson’s catch to Jim Edmonds to sweeping the four game series against the Brewers at the end of July to Carlos Zambrano’s no-hitter in Milwaukee against the Astros, it was truly a magical summer for Lou Piniella’s crew. The Cubs posted 97 wins, the […]

Ward Latest to File

Daryle Ward became the latest Cub to file for free agency on Saturday afternoon after a disappointing second season with the Chicago Cubs. Ward struggled off the bench for Lou Piniella last year and will likely be replaced by Micah Hoffpauir next season.

Maybe Someday….Just Not This Year – Cubs 1 Dodgers 3

Game Three of Five – Cubs 1 Dodgers 3 WP – Hiroki Kuroda (1-0) LP – Rich Harden (0-1) Save – Jonathan Broxton (1) Dodgers Win Series, 3-0 The magical season of 2008 turned into a nightmare as the Cubs were swept out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Lou Piniella’s […]

Cool Hand Lilly – Cubs 7 Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 7 Brewers 3 WP – Ted Lilly (17-9) LP – Ben Sheets (13-9) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew picked up their 97th win of the year behind a tremendous outing from Ted Lilly. After a horrible start to the season Lilly became the first Cub lefty to post […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 09/25/08

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Cubs (96-61) vs. Mets (87-71) Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 174, 188 Location – Shea Stadium, New York Rich Harden (10-2, 2.03/1.06, 5-1, 1.66/1.06) vs. Pedro Martinez (5-6, 5.50/1.55) Updated – 4:48pm C.T. – It’s Official… According to a […]

Z Rough Day – Cubs 6 Cardinals 12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 6 Cardinals 12 WP – Adam Wainwright (10-3) LP – Carlos Zambrano (14-6) Save – None Carlos Zambrano followed up his no-hitter with one of the shortest outing of his career on Friday afternoon against the Cardinals. Big Z lasted only 1 2/3 innings and gave up 8 runs […]