If the past three Decembers are any indication, the next two weeks could be very interesting for the Chicago Cubs. As Bruce Miles pointed out, Jim Hendry has made several moves in late December over the last three years. The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome (2007), traded Milton Bradley and acquired Carlos Silva (2009), signed Joey [...]
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs traded Joey Gathright to the Orioles for utility man Ryan Freel. Reports surfaced following Thursday night’s game against the Astros that Joey Gathright would be sent to the minors once he cleared waivers to make room for Randy Wells. The Cubs have not made a roster [...]
According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs “plan to send speedy outfielder Joey Gathright to the minors” on Friday afternoon to make room on the roster for Randy Wells. Gathright must accept the assignment due to service time and if he refuses the assignment he could become a free agent.
Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 8 Astros 5 WP – Ted Lilly (4-2) LP – Russ Ortiz (2-1) Save – None Ted Lilly labored through six innings on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park but still turned in a quality start, two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts…and earned his fourth victory [...]
Game Seventeen: Cubs (8-8) vs. Cardinals (13-5) Game Time – 1:15pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Rich Harden (1-1, 4.20/1.27) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (1-1, 5.29/1.94) Updated – 1:43pm C.T. – Derrek Lee left the game in the bottom of the [...]
Jim Hendry began the off-season saying he would not make many changes to the Cubs roster, six months later his team has a much-different look. Gone are the likes of Jim Edmonds, Henry Blanco, Bobby Howry, Ronny Cedeno, Kerry Wood, Jason Marquis and Mark DeRosa. In their place are quality players such as Aaron Miles, [...]
Game Thirty-Eight – Cubs 4 Yankees 7 WP – Chien-Ming Wang (1-2) LP – Ted Lilly (1-2) Save – Jonathan Albaladejo (2) The weather held off on Friday night at new Yankee Stadium…too bad Ted Lilly could not keep the ball in the park. The Cubs took an early lead thanks to a sacrifice fly [...]
Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 8 A’s 8 – 9 innings For the second time this week Lou Piniella’s crew played to an 8-8 tie on the road in Arizona. The Cubs jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third inning after Geovany Soto’s first home run of the game…a grand slam to center off [...]
Hear it once and overlook it, hear it twice and it might have legs…Two different reports, one from Carrie Muskat and the other from Gordon Wittenmyer, mentioned So Taguchi has outplayed Joey Gathright this spring…and Lou Piniella has noticed.
The extremely long Spring Training is slowly reaching a conclusion. The Cubs completed their 26th Cactus League game on Sunday (27th total contest) and Lou Piniella’s crew will begin playing games that count in two short weeks…Carlos Zambrano versus Roy Oswalt on April 6 in Houston. The Cubs’ Spring Training roster currently stands at 43 [...]