Samardzija Back to the Show ASAP?

According to a report from Bruce Levine, “look for Jeff Samardzija to be called up as soon as the Cubs can trade one of their relievers.” Jim Hendry made the trip to Iowa last weekend to watch the Cubs Triple-A affiliate and several of the pitchers on the Cubs’ 40-man roster have performed quite well…among […]

CCO Radio…Talkin’ Cubs After a Weekend with the Redbirds

After being rained out on Sunday night, the Cubs have a scheduled day of rest before beginning a 20-game stretch without a day off. The CCO Radio returns for a Monday edition before Dusty Baker and the young Reds invade Wrigley. Need your daily Cubs’ fix? Call the CCO Radio tonight and discuss the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/09

Hey everybody my name is Nate S. and I started Young Cubs World this past October and the site is devoted entirely to Chicago Cubs Prospects. Neil has graciously allowed me to write on his site and update the Minor League System of the Cubs on the CCO. I will update the Cubs Minor League […]

Cubs Option Fox, Fuld and Ascanio…Re-Assign Waddell and Scales

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs optioned both Jake Fox and Sam Fuld in the latest round of roster cuts on Tuesday morning. The Sun-Times reported more will be announced on Tuesday. Updated- 2:07pm C.T. – According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs optioned Jose Ascanio on Tuesday and re-assigned […]

Slave to the Spring Grind

The extremely long Spring Training is slowly reaching a conclusion. The Cubs completed their 26th Cactus League game on Sunday (27th total contest) and Lou Piniella’s crew will begin playing games that count in two short weeks…Carlos Zambrano versus Roy Oswalt on April 6 in Houston. The Cubs’ Spring Training roster currently stands at 43 […]

Is the 2009 Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster Set?

With 18 games left in the exhibition season it appears the roster Lou Piniella will begin the season with in Houston is all but set. Last Saturday, Mike Fontenot was named the Cubs’ starting second baseman…Gary Hughes confirmed Fontenot as the Cubs’ starter with Holden Kushner on Monday afternoon. Sunday, Lou Piniella said, “Hoffpauir’s fine. […]

Should Marmol Stay or Should Marmol Close?

One of the few decisions left for Lou Piniella to make this spring is…who will be the Cubs closer when the season starts? Kevin Gregg emphatically stated he wants the job on Saturday while Carlos Marmol said he would do whatever is best for the team. The Cubs bullpen arguably has the biggest questions for […]

Vizcaino the Odd Man Out?

According to a report from the Tribune, Luis Vizcaino “appears to be the one in most danger of losing a spot” in the Cubs’ bullpen. Lou Piniella told the mainstream media on Monday that it is possible that one of the “locks” in the Cubs pen could pitch “themselves out of a spot.” Piniella “did […]

Pacifying Piniella – Cubs 9 Royals 1

Game Fourteen – Cubs 9 Royals 1 WP – Chad Gaudin (2-0) LP – Brian Bannister (0-1) Save – None The message Sweet Lou sent through the media about the offense needing to step it up was apparently heard loud and clear. The Cubs ended the six-game losing streak with a lot of offense and […]

Cubs Spring Stats…After 13 Games

As many know, Spring Training wins and losses are meaningless and the same can be said about individual stats. Players often work on things they would like to improve on, especially pitchers. Take for example Craig Counsell of the Brewers who has changed his exaggerated batting stance and dropped his hands making him unrecognizable in […]