Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/19/11

As the regular season in the Caribbean and Mexico begin to wind down, and the holidays approach, this week saw minimal participation of players from the organization. That’s not to say things haven’t been interesting. Carlos Zambrano and his Caribes de Anzoategui teammates flirted with greatness on Wednesday, while reliever Kyle Smit was on top […]

A Full Field of Cubs Rumors and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said countless times they like keeping their decisions close to the vest. And while not much is coming out of the offices at 1060 West Addison, the Cubs continue to be connected to free agents and linked to possible trades. Most think the Cubs are interested in Prince Fielder, […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

Marmol Files, Theriot Talks and Other Cubs News

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 25 days … It has been a busy beginning of the week for the Chicago Cubs following the long weekend at the Hilton Chicago. After agreeing to trade Tom Gorzelanny and his $2.1 million salary to the Washington Nationals for Michael Burgess, A.J. Morris and Graham Hicks […]

A Little Game of Catch(up)

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family has taken two steps forward in a short time and could be finalized before the end of the month … that by far is the most important bits of information to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison over the past week. And […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/09/09

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs (70-67) vs. Pirates (54-83) Game Time – 11:35am C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Carlos Zambrano (7-6, 3.80/1.41) vs. Kevin Hart (4-5, 4.67/1.62) Hopefully the Cubs will have plenty of coffee before taking the field in the […]

From the Wire … Hart and Ascanio to Pirates for Grabow and Gorzelanny

According to multiple reports, the Cubs traded Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio and minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon for John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. Kevin Hart picked up his third win of the year for the Cubs then was shipped to the Pirates. The Cubs acquired Hart in the […]

From the Wire… Samardzija Recalled

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have recalled Jeff Samardzija from Triple-A Iowa and optioned Jose Ascanio back to Triple-A in order to make room on the active roster.

A See-Saw Loss on the South Side – Cubs 7 White 8

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 7 White Sox 8 WP – Bobby Jenks (2-2) LP – Sean Marshall (3-6) Save – None For the eleventh time this year the Cubs lost a game in their opponents last at bat. The Cubs offense battled all day and took advantage of four mistakes, three errors, by the White […]

A Wells Done Sweep of the Tribe – Cubs 6 Indians 2

Game Sixty-Five – Cubs 6 Indians 2 WP – Randy Wells (1-3) LP – Jeremy Sowers (1-5) Save – Kevin Gregg (11) For the first time since June 9 in Houston the Cubs won a game by more than a single run. The Cubs scored all six of their runs in the first five innings […]