Cubs Plan Another Rehab Start for Arrieta and Olt Has a Chance to Be Everyday Third Baseman

The Cubs announced Tuesday night that Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start before he joins the rotation. Arrieta told the beat writers he feels he is ready to be activated from the DL, but the Cubs would like for him to make one “more short start.” Rick Renteria said “Arrieta’s next […]

Cubs Hammel Out a Win Over the D-Backs – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

Game Nineteen: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-4) Save – None Jason Hammel turned in another excellent outing and quality start on Tuesday night as the Cubs posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Cubs scored eight of their nine runs on Tuesday night […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/22/14

Game Nineteen – Cubs (6-12) vs. Diamondbacks (5-17) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (2-1, 3.05/0.73/4.77) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.11/1.42/5.60) The Cubs will try to post back-to-back wins for the first time this […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/21/14

Game Eighteen – Cubs (5-12) vs. Diamondbacks (5-16) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 188, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (0-2, 3.00/1.39/2.52) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 9.95/1.97/7.42) Weather permitting … The Cubs begins a four-game series tonight against the struggling Arizona […]

Rizzo Gets Territorial, Trade Chips and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo left Saturday’s game before the eighth inning with back spasms and his start on Sunday at the time was in doubt. The Cubs had Mike Olt take grounders at first base on Sunday morning in the event Rizzo could not play. Rizzo told the beat writers he jokingly said to Olt not to […]

Tanaka Strikes Out the Cubs – Yankees 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirteen: Cubs 0, Yankees 3 WP – Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (2-1) Save – Shawn Kelley (4) The Cubs did absolutely nothing against Masahiro Tanaka in game one of the day-night doubleheader in The Bronx on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs managed three hits (two bunt singles) and were shutout for the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 04/16/14

Game Thirteen – Cubs (4-8) vs. Yankees (7-6) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 176, 844 Location – Yankee Stadium, New York (The Bronx) Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63/0.51/4.82) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21/1.00/2.64) After weather postponed the opener of the two-game series in the […]

Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Cubs-Yankees Game Postponed, Day-Night Doubleheader Scheduled for Wednesday

Game one of the two game series between the Cubs and Yankees that was scheduled for Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium has been rained out. Tuesday’s game will be made up as part of a day-night, separate admission doubleheader on Wednesday.

Samardzija Remains on the Blue Jays Radar and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Blue Jays are 7-6 after 13 games and are toward the top of a bunched up American League East. Alex Anthopoulos is still looking to add a starter to the top of his rotation. The Blue Jays’ staff is currently ranked sixth in the American League with a 3.61 ERA ( 1.31 WHIP) and […]