Rangers Claim Donnie Murphy Off Waivers, Cubs Release George Kottaras

According to multiple reports, the Rangers claimed INF Donnie Murphy off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Murphy is a straight waiver claim and Texas is now responsible for Murphy’s salary for the 2014 season of $825,000 plus incentives. The Cubs did not receive a player or cash in return from Texas. The Cubs released […]

Share on Fancred

The Roster, The Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

Officially, the Cubs have 34 players on their Spring Training roster, but only 31 of those players are healthy and one has not played in a big league game since March 2. The deadline to unconditionally release players with non-guaranteed contracts and pay only a quarter of their salary is Wednesday at 1:00pm CDT. So, […]

Share on Fancred

Padres Pounce on Cubs Pitching – Padres 7, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 1, Padres 7 WP – Eric Stults (2-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-1) Save – None Carlos Villanueva and the bullpen could not keep the Padres off the bases while the offense was not able to string together any hits against San Diego’s staff as the Cubs dropped the […]

Share on Fancred

Questions Remain for the Cubs with a Week Left in Spring Training

The Cubs break camp in five days before wrapping up the exhibition season with two games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In one week the Cubs will depart Arizona and fly to Pittsburgh for the start of the season. And the team that is picked to finish at the bottom of the NL Central […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Break Even in the Weekend Series with the Mets – Cubs 6, Mets 3

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs (ss) 6, Mets (ss) 3 WP – Chris Rusin (2-2) LP – Jenrry Mejia (0-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (3) Dan Vogelbach, Donnie Murphy and Arismendy Alcantara hit solo home runs and Chris Rusin tossed four innings of scoreless baseball as the Cubs beat the Mets in Las Vegas […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Pitching Has No Luck with the Mets – Mets 9, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 4, Mets 9 WP – Cory Mazzoni (1-1) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None While the Brandon Hyde led half of the roster was able to complete the comeback in the valley, Rick Renteria’s roster could not do the same in Las Vegas as the Cubs dropped […]

Share on Fancred

A Little Two-Out Spring Magic – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4 WP – Carlos Villanueva (1-0) LP – Jamey Wright (1-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (2) The Cubs scored four runs in the sixth inning, all with two outs, and held on to beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Friday afternoon in front of a Cactus League record […]

Share on Fancred

Rambling About the Cubs While Spring Has Not Sprung

Well hello again, everybody! It’s that time of year … I know you have all been looking forward to it , waiting with bated breath, and anxiously anticipating some incoherent, nonsensical, random and ridiculous stream of consciousness. That is right … Ramblings is BACK! For many reasons, including, but not limited to, the 472 “Top […]

Share on Fancred

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Pen a Spring Loss on the Giants – Cubs 3, Giants 2

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs 3, Giants 2 WP – Chris Rusin (1-2) LP – Jeremy Affeldt (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jonathan Sanchez (2) The Cubs improved to .500 in Cactus League play Monday on a day the offense did not pick up its first hit until the sixth inning. Matt Cain started […]

Share on Fancred