Soriano to Second…Fontenot to the Bench?

According to multiple reports on Thursday night, Lou Piniella “has one more move up his sleeve to try to wake up his slumbering, slumping lineup.” Piniella called it “a measure of last resort.” The move would be shifting Alfonso Soriano to second base, a position he has not played regularly since 2005, and inserting Micah […]

Third Verse Same as the First…and Second – Cubs 1 Cardinals 3

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 1 Cardinals 3 WP – Adam Wainwright (4-2) LP – Sean Marshall (2-3) Save – Ryan Franklin (11) The Chicago Cubs were swept in a three game series for the first time this season…and dropped their fourth game in a row after another lackluster performance on Thursday night in St. Louis. […]

Almost…But Not Quite – Cubs 5 Astros 6

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 5 Astros 6 WP – Brian Moehler (1-2) LP – Rich Harden (4-2) Save – Chris Sampson (1) The Cubs’ five-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday after another dramatic ninth inning. The Cubs took an early 2-0 lead after run scoring doubles by Ryan Theriot and Derrek Lee […]

Double After Double After Double – Cubs 11 Padres 3

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 11 Padres 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (3-2) LP – Chad Gaudin (0-3) Save – None The Cubs improved to a season-high six games over .500 with their first series sweep of the year. The Cubs offense showed a lot of patience early on against Chad Gaudin and actually walked three […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/14/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. Please check out Iowa’s box scores from Tuesday and Wednesday. They scored 33 runs in their last two games…and Jake Fox is back and on a tear. Everything went as planned for Carlos Zambrano on Wednesday. His bullpen session went well and he will make a […]

From the Wire…Cubs Recall Jose Ascanio

According to a report from, Jose Ascanio was recalled on Sunday morning to take the place of Chad Fox on the Cubs active roster. Fox was placed on the DL with right elbow inflammation. Jose Ascanio has been in Iowa’s rotation and has been impressive in six starts.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/07/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. Two number one picks have really started to heat up for their respective teams. Josh Vitters for the Chiefs and Tyler Colvin at Daytona. Don’t forget that you can check out my site at for daily updates of the big performers.

Zambrano Placed on 15-Day DL

According to reports on XM radio, Carlos Zambrano has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. He will miss at least his next three starts. Updated 4:22pm C.T. – According to a report on ESPN 1000, Bobby Scales has been called up from Triple-A Iowa to take Zambrano’s spot for now […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Weather wrecked havoc on the teams’ schedules throughout the weekend, with the Smokies getting their last three games rained out. Iowa’s game on Saturday was also rained out and their game against the Redbirds in Memphis on Sunday was suspended in […]

Cubs Facing Time without Zambrano?

According to multiple reports on Sunday night, Carlos Zambrano could miss his next scheduled start on Friday in Milwaukee. Zambrano left Sunday’s win against the Marlins in the bottom of the fifth with a strained left hamstring. Zambrano beat out a bunt single that set-up the big inning and set the stage for Derrek Lee’s […]