Cubs 2015 Position Review – Bullpen

In our last installment, we analyzed a starting pitching staff that despite a lack of depth was one of the best in all of baseball. While their accomplishments were impressive, what may be even better was a bullpen that finished eighth in overall ERA at 3.38 with 20 pitchers and two position players making at […]

Arbitration Eligible Players Will Put a Pretty Big Dent in Cubs Available Payroll for 2016

The Cubs have 10 players eligible for salary arbitration. Jake Arrieta is the biggest of the group and will receive the largest pay increase. Chris Coghlan, Justin Grimm, Jonathan Herrera, Clayton Richard, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden, Justin Turner and Travis Wood are arbitration eligible for the 2016 season. The deadline to tender contracts to […]

A Dark Knight for Lester and the Cubs in Game 1 of NLCS – Mets 4, Cubs 2

National League Championship Series Game 1 – Cubs 2, Mets 4 WP – Matt Harvey (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – Jeurys Familia (1) Jon Lester had a rough night while the offense could not get on track against Matt Harvey. Lester served up two home runs, allowed four runs in 6 2/3 […]

Cubs Power Downs the Cardinals, Cubs Advance to the NLCS – Cubs 6, Cardinals 4

National League Division Series Game 4 – Cubs 6, Cardinals 4 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-0, BS 1) LP – Kevin Siegrist (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (2) Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber launched home runs to right field and Jason Hammel put the Cubs on the board with a two-out single in […]

Cubs Month in Review – September 2015

After a strong August, September and early October was more of the same for one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. The young squad got stronger as the season wound down and won their last eight games. With the wild card playoff game on Wednesday on every Cubs fans mind, let’s take a […]

Ninety-Seven Wins – Cubs 3, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 3, Brewers 1 WP – Dan Haren (11-9) LP – Jorge Lopez (1-1) Save – Travis Wood (4) Anthony Rizzo drove in a pair of runs with a single in the first inning. The Cubs scored all three runs in the opening frame and gave Dan Haren and the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 10/03/15

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (95-65) vs. Brewers (68-92) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Kyle Hendricks (7-7, 4.09/1.20/3.46) vs. Tyler Wagner (0-1, 11.74/2.61/6.27) It’s the penultimate game of the regular season for the […]

Cubs Hold Off the Reds, Win All Three in Cincinnati – Cubs 5, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 5, Reds 3 WP – Jason Hammel (10-7) LP – John Lamb (1-5) Save – Hector Rondon (29) Austin Jackson launched a three-run homer in the third. Anthony Rizzo doubled in a run and Chris Denorfia added a run scoring infield single in the fifth. Jason Hammel pitched five […]

Cubs Blanked Before Celebrating Post-Season Berth – Pirates 4, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 0, Pirates 4 WP – Francisco Liriano (12-7) LP – Jason Hammel (9-7) Save – None The Cubs managed four hits Saturday and were shutout for the 10th time on the season. And Jason Hammel served up a three-run homer to Jordy Mercer in the fifth inning as the […]

Cubs Can’t Change the Pace – Brewers 4, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 1, Brewers 4 WP – Zach Davies (2-2) LP – Kyle Hendricks (7-7) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (35) Kyle Hendricks was charged with three runs in six-plus innings. Jorge Soler launched a solo home run in the seventh. The Cubs could not mount a comeback off the Brewers bullpen […]