Arbitration, Non-Roster Invitees and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was back to business for the Chicago Cubs and the rest of baseball on Thursday. The team announced they avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $930,000. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell are the three remaining arbitration eligible players for next season and the deadline […]

Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright Mather, Parker, Germano and Corpas Off the 40-man Roster

The Cubs made four more roster moves on Friday afternoon. Shortly after it was announced that the Royals had claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs, the team announced that Joe Mather, Blake Parker, Justin Germano and Manny Corpas had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Iowa. Manny Corpas elected […]

One Streak Ends … One Streak Continues – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Ian Kennedy (15-11) LP – Travis Wood (6-13) Save – None The Cubs dropped to 0-17 on the road versus NL West teams with Friday’s loss to the Diamondbacks and established a new franchise record for the most road losses in a single-season (57). […]

Rockies Pound the Cubs in the Rain – Cubs 5, Rockies 10

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 10 – 7 innings WP – Carlos Torres (5-3) LP – Chris Rusin (1-3) Save – None The Cubs dropped to 0-14 on the road this season versus teams in the National League West with Tuesday’s rain-shortened, seven-inning loss to the Rockies. The Cubs jumped out to […]

Marmol Blows It in the Ninth .. Cubs Hand One Back to the Cardinals – Cubs 4, Cardinals 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 4, Cardinals 5 – 10 innings WP – Mitchell Boggs (4-1) LP – Jaye Chapman (0-1) Save – Jason Motte (39) For the second time in as many days, the Cubs and Cardinals played free baseball at Wrigley Field but the Cubs came out on the wrong end of […]

Reds Rest Regulars … and Still Sweep the Cubs – Cubs 3, Reds 5

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 3, Reds 5 WP – Johnny Cueto (18-9) LP – Manny Corpas (0-2) Save – Alfredo Simon (1) The Reds completed the three-game sweep over the Cubs behind Johnny Cueto and basically a B-team lineup. Chris Speier, subbing for Dusty Baker, rested his regulars and it did not matter […]

Reds Unclog the Bases … and Beat the Cubs – Cubs 1, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 1, Reds 3 WP – Homer Bailey (12-9) LP – Justin Germano (2-8) Save – Jonathan Broxton (26) The Cubs dropped the opener of the three-game series to the Reds on Tuesday night … and lost their 22nd game in a row when they score three runs or less. […]

A Rain-Delayed Shutout – Cubs 0, Pirates 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – Kevin Correia (11-9) LP – Travis Wood (6-12) Save – Joel Hanrahan (36) In one of the latest starts at Wrigley Field, the Cubs were shutout in the finale of the four-game series to the Pirates. Rain delayed the start of Monday night’s game […]

Cubs Keep Pestering the Pirates – Cubs 7, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Four – Cubs 7, Pirates 4 WP – Chris Rusin (1-2) LP – James McDonald (12-8) Save – Carlos Marmol (20) The Cubs posted their sixth win in seven games on Friday afternoon behind a solid outing from Chris Rusin and six RBI from the two youngest players on the roster. Starlin […]