Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Marlins – 09/03/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs (58-79) vs. Marlins (51-85) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 189/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (7-14, 4.90/1.42/3.72) vs. Tom Koehler (3-9, 4.72/1.41/4.27) The Cubs will try to even the series with the Marlins tonight behind Edwin […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up LHP Zac Rosscup, DFA Dave Sappelt

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, and added him to both the 40-man roster and active roster on Tuesday afternoon. Dave Sappelt was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Rosscup. The Cubs also recalled catcher J.C. Boscan, RHP Justin Grimm […]

Report: Vitters and Jackson Will Not Be Called Up in September

The Cubs made three additions to the active roster on Sunday, the first day big league teams could expand their rosters and call-up players from the 40-man roster. The Cubs activated Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena from the disabled list and called-up RHP Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa to spend the final month of the […]

Five Smokies Named to Post-Season All-Star Team and Other Cubs News and Notes

With the big league season heading into the final month, the focus for the Cubs continues to be on the minor league system. The Cubs have two minor league affiliates that have already punched their ticket into the post-season. The D-Cubs and Smokies just keep on winning and appear to be hitting their stride as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13 The intensity has ramped up as we move into the final week of the minor league regular season. Tennessee moved closer to clinching a playoff spot as Javier Baez continued to wreak havoc in the Southern League. Daytona looked like an unstoppable force once the weather let […]

From the Wire … Cubs Option Boscan to Iowa, Call-Up McDonald, Transfer Neal to 60-Day DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs roster shuffle continued on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs made three more roster moves and optioned catcher J.C. Boscan to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the active roster for OF Darnell McDonald. The Cubs selected the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the […]

Is Bryant Daytona Bound? And Other Cubs News and Notes

Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 12 games and drove in the winning run for the Hawks on Friday night. Bryant went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and he hit a sac fly in the ninth that gave Boise a 5-4 walk-off victory over Vancouver. After a predictable slow start, […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Guerrier and Neal on the DL, Call-Up Sanchez and Boscan from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports on Thursday morning, the Cubs have placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 15-day DL with a sore right elbow. Guerrier was sent back to Chicago following Wednesday night’s game to have his elbow examined by team doctors because of soreness in the elbow that occurred during the seventh inning. As expected, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/08/13

It has been another good week down on the farm. Eric Jokisch notched a no-hitter on Tuesday. Javier Baez stayed hot at the plate and Mike Olt went yard for the first time in an I-Cubs’ uniform. Kris Bryant ran his hitting streak to 10 games before Boise took a break for the All-Star game. […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]