According to a report from Buster Olney on ESPN.com, Henry Blanco agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The contract is believed to be worth $750,000. The ‘Hank White’ Era in Chicago is officially over.
According to several reports, the Cubs announced on Friday afternoon they have declined the 2009 option on back-up catcher Henry Blanco. Blanco’s option for 2009 would have been worth $3 million dollars…..Blanco made $2.8 million in 2008. The Cubs are expected to resign Geovany Soto’s mentor to a lower guaranteed deal.
Game One Hundred Forty-Nine – Cubs 5 Brewers 4 WP – Ryan Dempster (16-6) LP – CC Sabathia (15-9, 9-1) Save – Kerry Wood (31) Ryan Dempster beat the Milwaukee Brewers for the fourth time this season and handed CC Sabathia his first loss in the National League. Dempster set a new career high with [...]
Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 3 Phillies 5 WP – Jamie Moyer (12-7) LP – Sean Marshall (3-4) Save – Brad Lidge (33) Jayson Werth was the difference for the second day in a row as the Cubs lost back-to-back games for the first time since July 25th and July 26th. Werth added to [...]
Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 2 Pirates 0 WP – Jason Marquis (9-7) LP – Zach Duke (4-13) Save – Kerry Wood (27) Lou Piniella’s crew completed the 3-game sweep against the Pirates on Wednesday afternoon behind 7 shutout innings by Jason Marquis. Marquis picked up his third win of the season against the [...]
Game One Hundred Twenty-Three – Cubs 1 Marlins 2 WP – Anibal Sanchez (2-2) LP – Sean Marshall (2-3) Save – Kevin Gregg (27) The Cubs 9-game road winning streak as well as their current 5-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night in South Florida. Lou Piniella’s left-handed lineup could not come [...]
Game One Hundred Sixteen – Cubs 3 Cardinals 2 – 11 innings WP – Bobby Howry (5-4) LP – Ryan Franklin (4-5) Save – None It doesn’t get much better than Friday afternoon at the old ballpark on Clark and Addison….the Cubs and Cardinals in extra innings with Lou Piniella’s crew coming out on top. [...]
Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 6 Marlins 3 WP – Carlos Zambrano (11-4) LP – Scott Olsen (6-5) Save – Carlos Marmol (4) Before Thursday night at the Friendly Confines the last time a Cubs’ team beat the Florida Marlins was on April 25, 2006. Ten games and more than two years later Lou [...]
Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4 Mariners 2 WP – Ryan Dempster (3-1) LP – Jarrod Washburn (2-2) Save – Kerry Wood (2) Lou Piniella’s pitching staff made up for their poor performance on Friday night by allowing only 1 earned run in the final game of the spring. Ryan Dempster was very effective [...]
Time to play a little ball. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will have their first workout later today at Fitch Park. Another pitcher made a bold prediction for the upcoming season, but this time it was not Carlos Zambrano. Ryan Dempster told reporters on Wednesday the Cubs will win the World Series this year. Dempster said, [...]