Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 08/08/09

Game One Hundred-Eight: Cubs (57-50) vs. Rockies (60-49) Game Time – 7:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet/MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Coors Field, Denver Ryan Dempster (5-5, 4.09/1.38) vs. Jason Marquis (12-7, 3.49/1.25) Updated – 3:00pm – Carlos Zambrano placed on 15-day DL – Jeff Stevens Recalled […]

A Great Hop … Cubs Come All the Way Back – Cubs 8 Indians 7

Game Sixty-Three – Cubs 8 Indians 7 – 10 innings WP – Kevin Gregg (2-1) LP – Luis Vizcaino (1-3) Save – None After an hour and twenty-six minute rain delay and staring at a 7-0 deficit after four innings, for the second day in a row the Cubs appeared headed for certain defeat. They […]

From the Wire…Vizcaino Officially Released

The Cubs officially released Luis Vizcaino on Monday according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The Cubs designated Vizcaino for assignment on April 23. Vizcaino is owed $3.5 million for this season that includes a $500,000 buyout for 2010.

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/23/09

Game Fourteen: Cubs (8-5) vs. Reds (8-6) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 5.21/1.58) vs. Aaron Harang (1-2, 2.70/1.20) Updated – Thursday morning – Cubs DFA’d Luis Vizcaino to make room on the active roster […]

From the Wire…Cubs Designate Vizcaino for Assignment

According to a report from Bruce Levine on ESPN 1000, the Cubs have designated Luis Vizcaino for assignment to make room on the active roster for Jeff Samardzija.

The Hoffpauir Comes Out at Night – Cubs 7 Reds 2

Game Twelve – Cubs 7 Reds 2 WP – Rich Harden (1-1) LP – Micah Owings (0-2) Save – None After a two-day break and a twelve-minute rain delay, Lou Piniella’s crew won the first match-up of the year against the Cincinnati Reds. Rich Harden rebounded from a poor outing against the Rockies and earned […]

What a Difference a Year Makes…Cubs Opening Day Roster Set

Jim Hendry began the off-season saying he would not make many changes to the Cubs roster, six months later his team has a much-different look. Gone are the likes of Jim Edmonds, Henry Blanco, Bobby Howry, Ronny Cedeno, Kerry Wood, Jason Marquis and Mark DeRosa. In their place are quality players such as Aaron Miles, […]

Problemz with Z Pen? – Cubs 8 A’s 8

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 8 A’s 8 – 9 innings For the second time this week Lou Piniella’s crew played to an 8-8 tie on the road in Arizona. The Cubs jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third inning after Geovany Soto’s first home run of the game…a grand slam to center off […]

Marshall’s Pitching Out of Tune – Cubs 4 Angels 8

Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 4 Angels 8 WP – Nick Adenhart (3-0) LP – Sean Marshall (3-1) Save – None Sean Marshall’s last spring tune-up started poorly and went down hill from there. Marshall struck out Chone Figgins to begin the game but the ball got away from Geovany Soto. Figgins reached and scored after […]

Angel Guzman Back in the Picture?

Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry still have quite a few decisions to make over the next 10 days. Piniella will reportedly announce who will begin the season as the Cubs’ closer by the weekend, but there are two spots in the pen, and a back-up catcher, that have yet to be determined. Koyie Hill caught […]