Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 2002-2012

There was quite a bit made about the Cubs losing Jeff Beliveau on waivers last week to the Rangers. Beliveau has the makings of a good lefty specialist (LOOGY) and he was the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year just the season before last. Did the Cubs give up on him too quickly? Or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Departing with a Win – Cubs 12 Astros 3

Game One Hundred – Cubs 12 Astros 3 WP – Kevin Hart (3-1) LP – Russ Ortiz (3-6) Save – None It is not too often that both starting pitchers in a big league game find themselves either released of traded shortly after the 27th out is recorded … but that is exactly what happened […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/30/09

Game One Hundred: Cubs (53-46) vs. Astros (51-50) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kevin Hart (2-1, 2.08/1.52) vs. Russ Ortiz (3-5, 4.75/1.57) Updated 11:30am C.T. – Jeff Stevens Recalled – Reed Johnson Placed on 15-day DL Weather […]

Cubs Offense Show a Little Hart – Cubs 5 Reds 3

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 5 Reds 3 WP – Kevin Hart (2-1) LP – Johnny Cueto (8-7) Save – Kevin Gregg (20) Lou Piniella’s crew won their third game in a row behind a very good outing by Kevin Hart … and three more home runs from the Cubs’ offense. Aramis Ramirez delivered the game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 07/25/09

Game Ninety-Five: Cubs (49-45) vs. Reds (44-51) Game Time – 12:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kevin Hart (1-1, 2.30/1.72) vs. Johnny Cueto (8-6, 3.67/1.27) Updated 9:23am C.T. – Ted Lilly placed on the 15-day DL – Justin Berg Recalled from […]

A Sweep with a Capital W – Cubs 11 Nationals 3

Game Ninety – Cubs 11 Nationals 3 WP – Kevin Hart (1-1) LP – Garrett Mock (0-3) Save – None The Cubs took advantage of the schedule makers and began the second half of the season with a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals … the Cubs first series sweep on the road against the […]