Renteria Meets with the Team, Samardzija Speaks Out and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria met with his team following Friday’s game. Renteria was not happy with what he saw on the field and labeled the way the Cubs played as “a little sloppy.” According to a report from Bruce Levine, Renteria was “upset with what he thought was not the best approach to Friday’s game by his […]

Same Old Story for Samardzija – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Fifteen: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-2) Save – Jonathan Broxton (2) The Cubs lost to the Reds for the 16th time in 17 games (1-16) at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. And once again, Jeff Samardzija took the loss after receiving no run support. The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/18/14

Game Fifteen – Cubs (4-10) vs. Reds (6-9) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.05/3.09) vs. Alfredo Simon (1-1, 1.20/0.73/3.18) The Cubs open a seven-game homestand this afternoon with the first of […]

Cubs Ramblings from the Scoreless Bronx

Hello again, everybody. It was another rough week for the Northsiders in what is bound to turn into many, many, and many more rough weeks for this team. I have some observations and truths to share with you below. I will try to keep it lighthearted, but some things just need to be said. With […]

Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Castillo Crushes the Cardinals – Cubs 6, Cardinals 3

Game Ten: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – 11 innings WP – Justin Grimm (1-0) LP – Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Jeff Samardzija finally received some run support and was in line for the win after the Cubs scored two runs in the eighth inning. But Jose Veras blew his second save […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/11/14

Game Ten: Cubs (3-6) vs. Cardinals (5-4) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.14/3.67) vs. Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.69/1.88/4.55) The Cubs kickoff their five-game, two-city road trip tonight with the first of […]

Samardzija Rumors, Arrieta Rehabs and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija was on the wrong end of another low scoring game on Saturday and he is off to a good start to his season. Samardzija has allowed two runs on 11 hits with five walks and 11 strikeouts in his first two starts (14 innings). Samardzija threw seven innings of shutout ball on Opening […]