Garza’s Guarantee … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

David Kaplan spoke with Matt Garza on Friday and he guaranteed that he would be ready to pitch by Opening Day. Garza recently started his off-season program and told Kaplan that if Spring Training started tomorrow he would be ready to go. Garza clarified his statement and said he’s not ready to pitch six innings […]

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Rambling While the Mercury is Dropping

The day of thanks is upon us. The stockings are itching, the gravy is flowing, and the cold wind is blowing. As winter settles in on the greatest city in the world, Chicagoans prepare for their first cold blast in close to two years. Skipping winter last year was nice, but I doubt Al Gore […]

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Replacing Brenly … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ off-season will not kick into full swing for a couple of weeks but the speculation has begun on which players Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer might try to sign this winter. The focus will be on adding pitching and filling out a rotation that was void of Major League arms for a majority […]

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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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Rambling While … Serenity Now, Serenity Now!!

No need to blow smoke, let’s just go.

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Rambling from … DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK!!

No, seriously, don’t. While 14 out of 19 has been a blast to watch, when the Cubs brass does the right thing, the two best pitchers will be gone while pitchers like Casey Coleman and Chris Volstad could be pitching every fifth day. And when that happens, ain’t no comeback coming. With that out of […]

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Boston Stepping Up Pursuit of Dempster?

With the non-waiver trade deadline still two weeks away, more rumors surfaced Monday on possible destinations for Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza were high on several team’s wish lists before their outings against the Diamondbacks. Coupled with Cole Hamels’ uncertain future with the Phillies and the Brewers skipping Zack Greinke […]

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Catching up on Cubs News, Notes … and Rumors

While a majority of the players and coaching staff are receiving a little breather due to the festivities in Kansas City, the Cubs’ front office does not appear to be taking a break. News surfaced Monday that the Cubs agreed to terms with first round pick Albert Almora. Almora and second round pick Duane Underwood […]

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Rambling Two Years from Now

Sure, I can sit here and regurgitate the news of the week as I normally do, or, I can try to change it up, get a little creative and try to have some fun. Because talking about the 2012 Cubs is just too hard, and I do not want to do it right now. So, […]

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Rambling from the Abyss

I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now. I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than […]

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