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 […]

Another Utley Day for the Cubs Offense – Phillies 2, Cubs 0

Game Five – Cubs 0, Phillies 2 WP – Cliff Lee (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-1) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (1) Jeff Samardzija made only two mistakes during his second start of the season, but once again it was the offense that led to another loss for the Cubs on the young season. Jeff […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/05/14

Game Five: Cubs (1-3) vs. Phillies (2-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00/1.00/3.12) vs. Cliff Lee (1-0, 14.40/2.40/5.92) The Cubs will try to put a win on the board this afternoon behind Jeff […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/04/14

Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Phillies (1-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Roberto Hernandez (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Weather permitting … The Party of the Century begins this afternoon with the Cubs home […]

Samardzija and the Cubs Will Not Discuss an Extension During the Season and Other News

Jeff Samardzija did his job on Monday and put his team in position to win the ballgame. Samardzija tossed seven innings of shutout ball while his defense made the plays behind him when they needed to. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would like for Samardzija to sign a long-term extension. And Samardzija would like to […]

Cubs Leave Opening Day in Scoring Position – Pirates 1, Cubs 0

Game One – Cubs 0, Pirates 1 – 10 innings WP – Bryan Morris (1-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-1) Save – None Neil Walker provided the lone highlight of the day for either team with the first walk-off home run of his career. In front of a regular-season record crowd of 39,833 at PNC […]