Cubs Working on the Pitching Staff as Spring Training Nears

The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms on contracts with Jason Hammel and James McDonald last Friday with both deals not expected to be announced until the pitchers passed physicals. The Cubs have not made either signing official yet and will have to make a 40-man roster move before announcing Hammel’s one-year contract. Theo Epstein and […]

Darwin Barney Talks Cubs Baseball on MLB Network Radio

Darwin Barney joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) on Monday afternoon. The Cubs’ Gold Glove second baseman discussed a variety of Cubs’ topics as well as his relationship with Ryne Sandberg … and the Cubs are discussing pushing back Barney’s Gold Glove presentation until Sandberg is at Wrigley […]

Avoiding Arbitration, a Minor League Signing … and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs crossed another task from their off-season to-do list Friday when they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Matt Garza. The Cubs and Garza avoided arbitration just before his scheduled hearing in St. Petersburg. Garza had filed a $12.5 million salary arbitration number and the Cubs offered $7.95 million. The two sides […]

Catching Up from the Cubs Last Off Day of the Season

In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the traffic on the site you haven’t, the Cubs have managed to win a few here and there, and are tied with the Pirates for fourth place in the NL Central … With all due respect to Harry Doyle, the Cubs season is dwindling down. There are […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/20/11

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs (68-86) vs. Brewers (90-64) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (7-4, 4.93/1.40) vs. Shaun Marcum (12-7, 3.40/1.14) Updated 3:32pm CDT – The Cubs named Bryan LaHair and LHP Jeff Beliveau the […]

Cubs Notes and a Rumor … Two Weeks Before Opening Day

The Cubs open the 2010 regular season in Atlanta two weeks from Monday. Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry have decisions to make over the next 13 days … the Cubs still have 40 players on their Spring Training roster. The Cubs are expected to name their fourth and fifth starters this week … but the […]

Welcome to Another Season of Cubs Baseball

The Cubs ‘officially’ got to work on Day Two of Camp Lou IV. The rest of the pitchers, and a few notable position players, joined the early arrivals to camp for the first full day of workouts at Fitch Park. Single-game tickets for Cubs’ home games go on sale Friday morning at 10:00am CST … […]

Cubs Not Thrilled with Ryan Theriot

The Chicago Cubs and Ryan Theriot appear headed for arbitration. The two sides have not budged on the numbers submitted last month. Theriot submitted a $3.4 million figure and the Cubs offered $2.6 million. Ryan Theriot is not backing down. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are not thrilled about the direction this arbitration has […]