Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 05/19/12

Game Forty: Cubs (15-24) vs. White Sox (19-21) Game Time – 6:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (0-1, 1.74/0.97) vs. John Danks (2-4, 6.46/1.61) Updated 1:54pm CDT – Randy Wells Recalled from Triple-A Iowa Updated 5:47pm CDT – […]

From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Koyie Hill from Reds

According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations. Hill signed a minor league contract with the Reds after being released by the Cardinals in the off-season. Koyie Hill is with the team and is in Saturday’s starting lineup and is hitting eighth. Welington Castillo is expected to miss […]

A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Raises, Rumors, the Roster … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer said again Tuesday afternoon that the Cubs are not done with the roster this off-season. The Cubs made at least one addition and appear to be working on a few more deals. The Cubs announced the signing of Paul Maholm on Tuesday after he broke the news on his Twitter account Monday night. […]

Is Garza Trade Bait or In Line for an Extension? … and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs took care of a little business on Monday and created a roster spot in the process. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer tendered contracts to six of the team’s seven salary arbitration players (three-six years of service time). Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Blake DeWitt, Jeff Baker, Randy Wells and Matt Garza were all tendered […]

Cubs Tender Contracts to Six of Seven Arbitration Eligible Players … Koyie Hill Lone Non-Tender

According to multiple reports, the Cubs tendered contracts to six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Monday’s deadline. Matt Garza, Blake DeWitt, Jeff Baker, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart and Randy Wells were tendered contracts for 2012. Koyie Hill was the lone non-tender and with the roster move, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at […]

Weekend Update … What Moves are Brewing for the Cubs?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were expected to be very active during the Winter Meetings, even the chairman of the team publicly stated his excitement of what could happen prior to baseball’s annual event last week. While the Cubs did not make any moves in Dallas they did complete the trade for Ian Stewart and […]

Weekend Update … Back to Work for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ front office return to work following a trip to the Dominican Republic and the long holiday weekend on Monday … and Team Epstein is looking at a very hectic end to the calendar year. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to be very busy over the coming weeks. The Cubs are one […]

Weekend Update … Meetings and Decision Time Ahead for the Cubs

Major League Baseball will be front and center over the next ten days leading up to Thanksgiving with the announcement of the BBWAA awards starting Monday. While the players will not receive any of those awards, the Cubs have another busy week in front of them. Not only could the 52nd manager of the Cubs […]

Happy Trails – Cubs 2 Padres 9

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 2 Padres 9 WP – Wade LeBlanc (5-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (10-14) Save – None It’s all over … the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres to close out the Twenty-Eleven season, the fifth season in a row the Cubs lost their final game. The Cubs […]