The Cubs Have Work To Do and Other News and Notes

Wednesday will not go down as a banner day in the history of the Chicago Cubs. While many felt the Yankees would end up with Masahiro Tanaka when the process began, there was a feeling of disappointment among the faithful that the Cubs were not able to keep him from signing with the Evil Empire. […]

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Cubs Minor League Roster Moves

With Opening Day for the minor league teams on Thursday, the Cubs have just about finalized the Opening Day rosters for the top four teams in the system … Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies, Daytona Cubs, and Kane County Cougars. And with setting the rosters, several players throughout the organization have been released. Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle […]

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Cubs Hammered Late in Baker’s Spring Debut – Cubs 6, Athletics 12

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs (ss) 6, Athletics 12 WP – Sean Doolittle (2-0) LP – Jason Berken (0-1) Save – Mike Ekstrom (1) The Athletics played longball on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. Oakland hit four home runs, two by Adam Rosales, off Cubs’ pitching on Sunday afternoon and scored 12 runs on 15 […]

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Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Outright Four Players Off 40-man Roster

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made four 40-man roster moves on Thursday. The Cubs outrighted RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Jason Berken and infielder Adrian Cardenas off of the 40-man roster and assigned them to Triple-A Iowa. The moves free up four spaces on the Cubs’ 40-man roster which currently stands at […]

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One Hundred L’s – Cubs 0, Astros 3

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Astros 3 WP – Lucas Harrell (11-11) LP – Jason Berken (0-3) Save – Wesley Wright (1) The Cubs could not avoid the inevitable and lost their 100th game of the season on Monday night. The Cubs offense was a no-show and was shut out for the 15th […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/01/12

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs (60-99) vs. Astros (53-106) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Berken (0-2, 6.00/2.07) vs. Lucas Harrell (10-11, 3.88/1.39) This is it, the final series of the year for the Chicago Cubs. The […]

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Berken Rocked … Cubs Blanked – Cubs 0, Rockies 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 0, Rockies 6 WP – Drew Pomeranz (2-9) LP – Jason Berken (0-2) Save – None The Cubs took another step toward cementing the second pick in next June’s draft on Wednesday night. The Cubs were shut out at Coors Field and for the second night in a row […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 09/26/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs (59-95) vs. Rockies (60-94) Game Time – 7:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Coors Field, Denver Jason Berken (0-1, 3.27/1.82) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-9, 5.30/1.52) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to end their 0-14 skid on the […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 09/25/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs (59-94) vs. Rockies (59-94) Game Time – 7:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Coors Field, Denver Chris Rusin (1-2, 6.00/1.71) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 12.27/2.18) Weather permitting … The Cubs begin the final nine-game stretch of the […]

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