Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the Cubs’ minor league system stacks up on a position by position basis continues today. Second base was first on the list followed by third base, shortstop and first base. Today, the CCO focuses on a position that may be the weakest […]

Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players. The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. […]

And That’s All Folks – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 0, Cardinals 4 WP – Joe Kelly (10-5) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-13) Save – None The Cubs ended the 2013 season with a loss to the Cardinals and finished the year with a 66-96 record after Dale Sveum’s team was shutout for the 16th time. Jeff Samardzija recorded […]

Jackson Exits Early, Cubs Lose Again in St. Louis – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6 WP – Adam Wainwright (19-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-18) Save – Seth Maness (1) Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, the Cubs managed only seven hits with Anthony Rizzo and Donnie Murphy driving in both runs in the ninth inning off of Edward Mujica […]

Cubs Wrap-Up Wrigley with a ‘W’ – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-2) LP – Francisco Liriano (16-8) Save – Kevin Gregg (33) Jake Arrieta notched a quality start in his last outing of the year and Darnell McDonald smacked a three-run homer off Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning as the Cubs beat […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/25/13

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs (65-93) vs. Pirates (91-67) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (3-2, 3.94/1.14/5.04) vs. Francisco Liriano (16-7, 2.88/1.21/2.92) The Cubs will try to close out their 2013 home schedule with a win […]

Arrieta Dominates, Cubs Go Yard and Beat the Crew – Cubs 5, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 5, Brewers 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-2) LP – Kyle Lohse (10-10) Save – None Jake Arrieta dominated the Brewers for seven innings and squeezed in a run while his teammates hit three home runs that accounted for the other four runs as the Cubs snapped their five-game […]

Reds Rock The Samardzija – Cubs 0, Reds 6

Game One Hundred Forty-Five – Cubs 0, Reds 6 WP – Mike Leake (13-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-12) Save – None Jeff Samardzija had another rough outing, the Cubs were shut out for the 13th time this season and could not complete their first sweep at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon. Jeff […]

Edwin Jackson and the Homer-Happy Cubs Pound the Reds – Cubs 9, Reds 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Four – Cubs 9, Reds 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (8-15) LP – Tony Cingrani (7-4) Save – None Welington Castillo had a career night, the Cubs hit four home runs and Edwin Jackson allowed only one run over seven innings as the Cubs won their second game in a row in […]

Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]