The Roster Shuffle Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs made more changes to their big league roster on Friday. The Cubs added outfielder Julio Borbon to the mix after they claimed him off waivers from the Rangers. To make room on the 40-man and active roster, Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Borbon arrived at Miller Park on Friday night and was […]

Cubs Change Plans on Garza’s Rehab and Other News and Notes

Matt Garza’s rehab start in Geneva on Friday night has been cancelled. The Cubs announced on Thursday that due to the weather and concerns with field conditions, Garza will not pitch for the Kane County Cougars but will instead make the trip to Milwaukee and throw a simulated game. If all goes as expected on […]

The Cubs Have Underperformed and Other News and Notes

The Cubs made changes to their bench and bullpen on Tuesday. The Cubs added Kameron Loe and Kevin Gregg to the pen while Cody Ransom was claimed off waivers from the Padres and will take the place of the DFA’d Brent Lillibridge. The front office also designated Hisanori Takahashi for assignment leaving James Russell as […]

From the Wire … Cubs Add Gregg to Major League Roster, Claim Cody Ransom Off Waivers, DFA Lillibridge and Takahashi

The Cubs announced a flurry of roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs activated Darwin Barney from the 15-day DL and officially optioned Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs added Kameron Loe to the active roster. Loe was claimed off waivers from the Mariners on Sunday. The Cubs added […]

Cubs Play a Familiar Tune against Vogelsong and the Giants – Cubs 6, Giants 7

Game Nine – Cubs 6, Giants 7 WP – Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) LP – Scott Feldman (0-2) Save – Sergio Romo (6) The Cubs actually led 5-0 after three innings on Thursday before handing the game to the Giants. Mental and physical errors cost the Cubs once again. Starlin Castro’s third charged error of the […]

Samardzija’s Unlucky Thirteen – Cubs 1, Braves 5

Game Six – Cubs 1, Braves 5 WP – Tim Hudson (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None Jeff Samardzija dominated the Braves for five innings and set a career-high with 13 strikeouts but he could not get past Ramiro Pena in the fifth or sixth innings … and the Braves completed the […]

Cubs’ Bats Go Ice Cold – Cubs 0, Pirates 3

Game Two – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Jason Grilli (1) The Cubs dropped the second game of the season on a very cold night in Pittsburgh … 36 at game time, wild chill of 27 degrees. The Cubs offense was non-existent and managed […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/02/13

Minor League Predictions It’s like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, only in reverse. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The season ahead appears to be an exciting one for fans of the minor […]

Cubs Set Opening Day Roster, Purchase Contracts of Lillibridge and Takahashi

The Cubs announced the 2013 Opening Day roster prior to Sunday’s deadline. As expected, the Cubs purchased the contracts of Brent Lillibridge and Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Iowa and added both players to the 40-man roster. To make room on the 40-man, Scott Baker was placed on the 60-day DL. With the additions of Lillibridge […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright RHP Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, as expected the Cubs outrighted recently acquired Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs claimed Moscoso off waivers from the Blue Jays on Wednesday after placing Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day DL to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Guillermo Moscoso has been removed from the 40-man roster creating a […]