Cubs Focused on Pitching … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The GM Meetings have come and gone and while the Cubs did not make any moves or signings this week, they reportedly had multiple conversations with teams and agents and tried to lay the groundwork for the rest of the off-season. The Cubs are looking to add pitching, pitching and more pitching this winter. One […]

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Darwin Barney is Golden … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Darwin Barney turned in a record setting season and was rewarded with a gold glove on Tuesday night. Darwin Barney beat out the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and Arizona’s Aaron Hill for the Rawlings Gold Glove. Barney became just the fourth second baseman in Cubs’ history to take home the award (Ryne Sandberg, 1983-1991; Glenn Beckert, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Number Ninety-Nine – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Trevor Cahill (13-12) LP – Justin Germano (2-10) Save – None If not for a two-run homer off the bat of Alfonso Soriano with one out in the ninth, the Cubs would have been shutout for the 15th time this season. The Cubs lost […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 09/29/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Cubs (59-98) vs. Diamondbacks (79-78) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188/914 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Justin Germano (2-9, 6.18/1.47) vs. Trevor Cahill (12-12, 3.86/1.31) The Cubs will try to end two streaks tonight behind Justin Germano … their […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 09/28/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Cubs (59-97) vs. Diamondbacks (78-78) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188/914 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Travis Wood (6-12, 4.23/1.18) vs. Ian Kennedy (14-11, 4.14/1.30) It’s the last Friday of the season and the Cubs will spend the final […]

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Cubs Fold in the Finale with the Cards – Cubs 3, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Kyle Lohse (16-3) LP – Justin Germano (2-9) Save – Jason Motte (40) The Cubs tried to make a game of it on Sunday afternoon. After being down 3-0 in the third, the Cubs scored a pair in the fourth but the Cardinals added […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/23/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three: Cubs (59-93) vs. Cardinals (81-71) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Justin Germano (2-8, 5.58/1.42) vs. Kyle Lohse (15-3, 2.71/1.08) The Cubs and Cardinals play for the final time in 2012 this afternoon. The […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/21/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs (58-92) vs. Cardinals (80-70) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.26/1.62) vs. Chris Carpenter (0-0, -.–/-.–) Weather permitting … The Cubs will spend their last weekend of the season at […]

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