Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 2002-2012

There was quite a bit made about the Cubs losing Jeff Beliveau on waivers last week to the Rangers. Beliveau has the makings of a good lefty specialist (LOOGY) and he was the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year just the season before last. Did the Cubs give up on him too quickly? Or […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/19/11

As the regular season in the Caribbean and Mexico begin to wind down, and the holidays approach, this week saw minimal participation of players from the organization. That’s not to say things haven’t been interesting. Carlos Zambrano and his Caribes de Anzoategui teammates flirted with greatness on Wednesday, while reliever Kyle Smit was on top […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

Not Quite a Field…but a Hotel of Dreams

Have you ever had a drink with Bob Dernier? Have you ever had your picture taken with Andre Dawson? Have you ever seen Rick Sutcliffe apologize to Andre Dawson for throwing at his head before they were teammates? Have you ever asked Jason Marquis what number he was going to wear when everyone knew it […]

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 […]

From the Wire….Harden and Gaudin to the Cubs

According to reports on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, the Cubs have traded Eric Patterson, Matt Murton, Sean Gallagher and Josh Donaldson to the Oakland A’s for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin. Updated – 6:07pm C.T. – It’s Official…..The Cubs have acquired Rich Harden, arguably one of the best pitchers in the majors, when healthy. Bruce […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/28/08

Game Eighty-One: Cubs (49-31) vs. White Sox (44-35) Game Time – 2:55pm C.T. Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 178 Location – U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago Sean Gallagher (3-3, 3.97/1.32) vs. Javier Vazquez (7-6, 4.24/1.33) Updated – 12:36pm C.T. – According to a report from Bruce Levine on […]

Another Gem for Dempster….Cubs Sweep!

Game Seventy-Six – Cubs 7 White Sox 1 WP – Ryan Dempster (9-2) LP – Javier Vazquez (7-6) Save – None The Cubs won their 14th straight at Wrigley Field for the first time since June 4 – July 10, 1936 and their sixth straight against the White Sox behind another dominating performance by Ryan […]

Zambrano to the DL….Johnson, Too?

The Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 19th on Saturday after an MRI on Friday revealed a minor strain in his right shoulder. The Cubs recalled Eric Patterson to take his place on active roster and Sean Marshall is expected to be recalled on Tuesday to make Zambrano’s start against […]