Catching Up on Cubs Rumors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs off-season is just eight days old and the rumor mill is already heating up. The front office’s focus has reportedly been on Joe Girardi while searching for other qualified managerial candidates if Girardi decides to stay in the Bronx. But once Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hire a new manager and the coaching […]

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 […]

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 Strikeout and Shutout in St. Louis – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7 WP – Lance Lynn (15-10) LP – Travis Wood (9-12) Save – None The Cubs watched the third different team celebrate in the last five days as they were shutout for the 15th time on the season on Friday night in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat […]

Rambling as the Cubs Season is Almost Over

Hello again, everybody. We are here. It is the last weekend of the season. It has been another tough trudge through mud kind of campaign, and there is so much up in the air as we close the books on another year of baseball on the Northside. This offseason is bound to bring changes to […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/25/13

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs (65-93) vs. Pirates (91-67) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (3-2, 3.94/1.14/5.04) vs. Francisco Liriano (16-7, 2.88/1.21/2.92) The Cubs will try to close out their 2013 home schedule with a win […]

Fifty Is Not Nifty – Cubs 2, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Pirates 8 WP – Gerrit Cole (10-7) LP – Chris Rusin (2-6) Save – None The Cubs could not string together any hits against Gerrit Cole in their final night game of the season at Wrigley Field and lost another game to the playoff bound Pirates (6-12). Gerrit […]

Cubs Out at Home – Cubs 1, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Mark Melancon (3-2, BS 5) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-6) Save – Jason Grilli (32) The Cubs battled back and tied the game at one in the eighth on a pinch-hit RBI single by Donnie Murphy but Kevin Gregg hung a slider to Starling […]

Cubs Rally Late and Strop the Braves from Celebrating – Cubs 3, Braves 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 3, Braves 1 WP – Carlos Villanueva (7-8) LP – Scott Downs (4-4, BS 4) Save – Pedro Strop (1) The Cubs scored three runs in the eighth on run scoring hits from Anthony Rizzo and Dioner Navarro and a sacrifice fly by Nate Schierholtz and beat the Braves […]

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 […]