Cubs Zplit a Pair – Cubs 4 A’s 7 – Cubs 4 Royals 0

Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 4 A’s (ss) 7 WP – Ben Sheets (1-2) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (0-1) Save – None Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 4 Royals (ss) 0 WP – Carlos Zambrano (1-1) LP – Edgar Osuna (0-1) Save – None Sometimes the Cubs win, sometimes the Cubs lose … on Saturday […]

Notes from Day Six of Camp Lou

Rain, rain, go away … For the third day in a row the Cubs were hampered by rain in Mesa. As pointed out on Monday morning, the Cubs having to split the team in order to get their work in is just another reason they need updated facilities. The forecast for Tuesday … sunny with […]

Peripheral Moves on the Horizon for the Cubs

Official releases should be flying out of the offices at 1060 West Addison on Wednesday. Not only are the Cubs expected to announce deals with Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy, there is a press conference scheduled for 11:30am CST on Wednesday morning in Arizona. At that time, the Cubs are expected to make the official […]

Rambling with a Month to go before Spring Training …

The 25th annual Cubs Convention was a huge success and Lou says this team can be 10-wins better than last year. I have thoughts and feelings. Some make sense, some don’t, but if you watch MTV’s smash hit “Jersey Shore,” more will make sense. Without further ado …

Cubs Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Hendry Is Not Done Tinkering with the Cubs Roster

Rumors during Baseball’s Hot Stove Season are usually that, just rumors. But when a team’s GM discusses his ballclub in detail with just over a month before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training … well, that is more than just speculation from the mainstream media. Jim Hendry joined Rob Dibble and Jody McDonald on […]

Piniella’s Staff Will Return in 2010 … Sans Von Joshua

Not too long after the final out of the 2009 season, Jim Hendry announced to the media all of Lou Piniella’s coaching staff will return next season, with the exception of Von Joshua according to a report on WGN Radio. The Cubs offered Von Joshua his previous position of hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 10/03/09

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (82-77) vs. Diamondbacks (69-91) Game Time – 12:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (11-10, 3.18/1.31) vs. Daniel Cabrera (0-5, 6.07/2.04) Only two games remaining on the 2009 schedule … Weather permitting the big question […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 06/22/09

Game Sixty-Six: Cubs (34-31) vs. Braves (32-36) Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast Sports Net – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Turner Field, Atlanta Ryan Dempster (4-4, 3.92/1.28) vs. Javier Vazquez (4-6, 3.41/1.01) Can the Cubs win five in a row? After splitting the rain-shortened series at the […]

Should Marmol Stay or Should Marmol Close?

One of the few decisions left for Lou Piniella to make this spring is…who will be the Cubs closer when the season starts? Kevin Gregg emphatically stated he wants the job on Saturday while Carlos Marmol said he would do whatever is best for the team. The Cubs bullpen arguably has the biggest questions for […]