From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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Wada Picks Up First Big League Win, Cubs Snap Skid – Cubs 4, Rockies 1

Game One Hundred-Four: Cubs 4, Rockies 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) LP – Yohan Flande (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (13) Tsuyoshi Wada limited the Rockies to one run over seven strong innings and earned his first big league victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and Emilio Bonifacio scored a pair as the […]

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Hendricks Hung with Loss after Cubs Shutout for the 12th Time on the Season – Cardinals 1, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred-Three: Cubs 0, Cardinals 1 WP – Adam Wainwright (13-5) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (32) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over 6 1/3 innings and the offense was not able to cash in any of the opportunities they had against Adam Wainwright as the Cubs lost the series […]

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Hey! Hey! Cubs Pull Out a Sweeney Victory Over the Cardinals – Cubs 7, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred-One: Cubs 7, Cardinals 6 WP – Justin Grimm (3-2) LP – Kevin Siegrist (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (12) Friday was a typical Cubs-Cardinals game and to the Cubs credit they did not quit playing after trailing by three runs before the offense had a chance to swing the bat. The Cubs […]

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Padres Pummel Edwin Jackson and the Cubs – Padres 13, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred: Cubs 3, Padres 13 WP – Tyson Ross (9-10) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-11) Save – None The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth inning and turned a 3-1 game in to a blowout. Edwin Jackson left the game in the sixth before he could record an out with cramps in […]

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Cubs Are Not in a Rush to Make Trades, Rumors and Competitive Balance Picks

There is a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline and with that a growing feeling in the game a lot of deals could be made in August after players clear waivers. Several players on the Cubs big league roster that includes Emilio Bonifacio, Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Junior Lake, Carlos Villanueva, James […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs and Addresses Trade Rumors

The rumors continued Monday as the non-waiver trade deadlines inched a little closer. And teams are reportedly interested in several players on the Cubs roster. According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Royals search for an outfielder could now include Nate Schierholtz. Kansas City is also believed to have interest in Justin Ruggiano. About […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Cubs Could Be Active Leading Up to the Trade Deadline

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is two weeks away and teams have been connected to several players on the Cubs’ big league roster. On the pitching front, teams are believed to be interested in Carlos Villanueva, James Russell, Wesley Wright and Hector Rondon. The Tigers scouted Rondon and asked about Neil Ramirez according to Bruce Levine […]

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Royals Reportedly Interested in Carlos Villanueva and Justin Ruggiano and Other Cubs Rumors

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Kansas City Royals have been scouting RHP Carlos Villanueva and OF Justin Ruggiano. Levine reported the Royals interest in both players during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The Royals have two connections with Carlos Villanueva in Ned Yost and Dale Sveum and he could […]

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