All of the Rumors that Matt-er and a Look at the Cubs Trade Pieces

With the Mid-Summer Classic in the rearview mirror, the focus throughout the game will turn to the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs figure to be one of the most active teams leading up to July 31 and they have several players, other than Matt Garza, that could help contenders down the stretch and into October. […]

Cubs Can’t Put the Cardinals Away – Cubs 6, Cardinals 10

Game Ninety-Three – Cubs 6, Cardinals 10 WP – Edward Mujica (2-1, BS 2) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-2) Save – None The Cubs battled the Cardinals for the fourth straight day and tied the game at six on a pinch-hit two-out, two-run double by Cody Ransom in the eighth. But the Cardinals’ relentless offense […]

Garza and the Cubs Outlast the Cardinals – Cubs 6, Cardinals 4

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs 6, Cardinals 4 WP – Matt Garza (6-1) LP – Lance Lynn (11-4) Save – Kevin Gregg (17) The Cubs held on and beat the Cardinals on Saturday night behind another excellent outing from Matt Garza and home runs from Alfonso Soriano and Luis Valbuena. Matt Garza likely took the hill […]

Bad Samardzija – Cubs 2, Angels 13

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 2, Angels 13 WP – C.J. Wilson (9-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-9) Save – None The Cubs four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night. The Angels pounded Jeff Samardzija and took batting practice at the old ballyard. The Halos hit five home runs and scored 13 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 07/10/13

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs (40-48) vs. Angels (43-46) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 189/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (5-8, 3.54/1.26) vs. C.J. Wilson (8-6, 3.49/1.38) The Cubs wrap-up the series and season series against the Angels tonight with their final game […]

The All-Star, Alfonso Soriano and Five Longballs – Cubs 7, Angels 2

Game Eighty-Eight – Cubs 7, Angels 2 WP – Travis Wood (6-6) LP – Joe Blanton (2-11) Save – None The Cubs posted their fourth straight win on Tuesday night behind an excellent outing from Travis Wood, the red-hot Alfonso Soriano and five home runs. The Cubs hit a season-high five homers that accounted for […]

Season Sweep Complete – Cubs 8, White Sox 2

Game Eighty-Seven – Cubs 8, White Sox 2 WP – Matt Garza (5-1) LP – Matt Thornton (0-3) Save – None The Cubs completed the season sweep over the White Sox on Monday night behind a tremendous outing from Matt Garza and a five-run eighth inning. The Cubs swept the season series against the South […]

Cubs Manufacture a Walk-off Win – Cubs 4, Pirates 3

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 4, Pirates 3 – 11 innings WP – Matt Guerrier (1-1, 3-4) LP – Bryan Morris (4-3) Save – None The Cubs won for the second day in a row on a sacrifice fly by Dioner Navarro in the 11th inning on Sunday. The Cubs took two of three from the […]

Pirates Roll Over Samardzija – Cubs 2, Pirates 6

Game Eighty-Four – Cubs 2, Pirates 6 WP – Francisco Liriano (8-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-8) Save – None The Cubs struggles with their division rivals continued on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard as Dale Sveum’s team lost another game to the Pirates. The Pirates outplayed the Cubs in just about every aspect […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]