Rambling Four Weeks from Wrigley

“Hello again, everybody.” Those three words, while probably not as often said as, “I’ll have another,” were always on the tip of Harry Caray’s tongue. A week after what would have been the amazing broadcaster’s 99th birthday, I wanted to lead this edition of Ramblings with a shout-out to the man that made me fall […]

The Roster, Spring Broadcasts and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs did not announce the signings of Carlos Villanueva or Scott Hairston on Thursday but there was plenty speculation of which two players would be removed from the roster in order to add the right-handed pitcher and outfielder. Scott Hairston reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $6 million, […]

Zych, Baez Named to Rising Stars Roster … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Rosters for Saturday’s AFL Rising Stars Game were released on Wednesday night. Two of the Cubs’ prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League were named to the East Division team, but only one has a chance to play in the annual event. Tony Zych and Javier Baez made the East squad after solid starts to […]

Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright Mather, Parker, Germano and Corpas Off the 40-man Roster

The Cubs made four more roster moves on Friday afternoon. Shortly after it was announced that the Royals had claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs, the team announced that Joe Mather, Blake Parker, Justin Germano and Manny Corpas had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Iowa. Manny Corpas elected […]

One Hundred L’s – Cubs 0, Astros 3

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Astros 3 WP – Lucas Harrell (11-11) LP – Jason Berken (0-3) Save – Wesley Wright (1) The Cubs could not avoid the inevitable and lost their 100th game of the season on Monday night. The Cubs offense was a no-show and was shut out for the 15th […]

Volstad Hammered … Cubs Swept – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) LP – Chris Volstad (3-11) Save – Rafael Betancourt (31) The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row on Thursday afternoon as the Rockies completed the three-game sweep by outslugging the Cubs once again. Dale Sveum’s team tried to come […]

Berken Rocked … Cubs Blanked – Cubs 0, Rockies 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 0, Rockies 6 WP – Drew Pomeranz (2-9) LP – Jason Berken (0-2) Save – None The Cubs took another step toward cementing the second pick in next June’s draft on Wednesday night. The Cubs were shut out at Coors Field and for the second night in a row […]

Rockies Pound the Cubs in the Rain – Cubs 5, Rockies 10

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 10 – 7 innings WP – Carlos Torres (5-3) LP – Chris Rusin (1-3) Save – None The Cubs dropped to 0-14 on the road this season versus teams in the National League West with Tuesday’s rain-shortened, seven-inning loss to the Rockies. The Cubs jumped out to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/24/12

The Devil You Don’t Know The famous quote reads: “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know” In what seems like forever to many Cubs’ fans, this quote appeared to be near and dear to the heart of top brass within the organization as they approached the off-season. But in an […]