One Great Inning….Cubs Win!

Game Seventy-Five – Cubs 11 White Sox 7 WP – Jason Marquis (6-3) LP – Jose Contreras (6-6) Save – Kerry Wood (19) The Cubs came from behind for the 24th time at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon to beat the White Sox for the second day in a row. Jason Marquis served up two, […]

Murton to be Recalled

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs will recall Matt Murton before Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay Rays and Eric Patterson will likely by the odd man out and optioned down to Triple-A Iowa. The Chicago Tribune is reporting as of Monday night that Murton received notification on Sunday that he […]

Blame Canada

Game Sixty-Eight – Cubs 2 Blue Jays 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (6-6) LP – Sean Gallagher (3-3) Save – B.J. Ryan (14) Lou Piniella’s crew dropped their first series opener since May 5th after leaving 11 on base and in the process snapped their 4-game winning streak. The Cubs loaded the bases in two […]

Minor League Report – 06/02/08

The CCO’s Minor League Report returns from a long break on the Monday before the 2008 Draft. The Cubs have the 19th pick in the first round on Thursday and the 41st pick as compensation from the Brewers for signing Jason Kendall in the off-season. ESPN is predicting the Cubs will take Alex Meyer, 6’7″ […]

What’s A Shakin’?

Lou Piniella is not happy and according to a report in the Tribune….neither was the rest of the clubhouse after being shutout by the Reds on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs’ skipper mentioned, on several occasions, earlier in the week that changes are on the way, but what can and should be done with a team, […]

From the Wire….Murton Recalled

According to a report on ESPN 1000 on Saturday morning, the Cubs have recalled Matt Murton from Triple-A Iowa and have optioned Eric Patterson back to Iowa. Murton will be available for Saturday’s game against the Pirates.

Soriano to the DL….Patterson Recalled

According to a report on XM Radio, the Cubs have placed Alfonso Soriano on the 15-day DL and have recalled Eric Patterson from Triple-A Iowa. The Chicago Tribune speculated that Mark DeRosa will receive more playing time in left field while Mike Fontenot will replace DeRosa at 2nd base. Updated – 4:07pm C.T. – It […]

From the Wire….Cubs Sign Reed Johnson

Updated – 2:14pm C.T. with Additional Information and Roster Cuts According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and from Paul Sullivan in Mesa, the Cubs have agreed to a 1-year deal with Reed Johnson worth $1.3 million dollars. Johnson will serve as the Cubs long awaited right-handed outfielder that can play all three spots. […]

Making Statements

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 7 Rangers 6 WP – Les Walrond (2-1) LP – Robinson Tejada (0-1) Save – None The Cubs’ offense continued putting runs on the board on Monday afternoon at HoHoKam Park and were able to out slug the Texas Rangers. Two of the players that have received a fair […]

Starting to Click?

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7 Padres 3 WP – Jason Marquis (1-1) LP – Greg Maddux (1-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s offense has finally started putting runs on the board. Over the past 4 games the Cubs have tallied a total of 26 runs, the same amount they scored in the 7 […]