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 Make Changes to 40-man Roster … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs made seven changes to their 40-man roster on Tuesday night and added a big arm to the minor league system. The Cubs announced that Bryan LaHair was DFA’d, right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez was assigned to Triple-A Iowa and right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham was traded back to the Texas Rangers. After creating three spots […]

Cubs Add Four to 40-Man Roster, DFA Bryan LaHair and Acquire RHP Barret Loux from the Rangers

The Cubs announced several roster moves Tuesday evening prior to the deadline to set the 40-man roster in order to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs designated Bryan LaHair for assignment. According to multiple reports, LaHair appears to be close to signing a contract to play in Japan. The Cubs outrighted RHP […]

From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Marcelo Carreno from Tigers in Deal for Jeff Baker

The Cubs announced Tuesday morning they received 21-year old right handed pitcher Marcelo Carreno from the Detroit Tigers as one of the players to be named later in the deal that sent Jeff Baker to Detroit on August 5. When the Cubs announced they dealt Baker to Detroit in August, it was supposed to be […]

Rambling on a Deadline

Well, after an extremely quiet week, I am not sure what to ramble about … any ideas? The team looks different, I am not sure who is going to pitch, and well, the last two months of the season shall be interesting, as it is going to get ugly … very ugly. So let’s get […]

From the Wire … Geovany Soto Traded to the Rangers

According to multiple reports, the Cubs traded Geovany Soto and cash to the Texas Rangers for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham. The deal is expected to be made official prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline.

What a Night! – Cubs 14, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred One – Cubs 14, Pirates 4 WP – Justin Germano (1-1) LP – Erik Bedard (5-12) Save – None Monday night’s game between the Cubs and Pirates took a backseat in the bottom of the fifth inning not too long after Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer off Erik Bedard that gave […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 07/29/12

Game One Hundred: Cubs (41-58) vs. Cardinals (54-47) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Paul Maholm (9-6, 3.88/1.24) vs. Adam Wainwright (8-10, 4.31/1.28) The Cubs enter play this afternoon with the second best mark in the National League […]

Rambling While … Serenity Now, Serenity Now!!

No need to blow smoke, let’s just go.

Maholm Keeps Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ – Cubs 5, Pirates 1

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 5, Pirates 1 WP – Paul Maholm (9-6) LP – James McDonald (10-4) Save – None Paul Maholm posted a career-high fifth win in a row and beat his old team for the first time with a tremendous eight-inning effort on Tuesday night. Maholm allowed one run on four hits with […]