From the Wire … Cubs Receive PTBNL in Byrd Deal, Ink MacDougal to Minor Contract

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer added two players to the Cubs’ minor league system Tuesday. The Cubs received left-handed pitcher Hunter Cervenka as the player to be named later from the Red Sox to complete the trade for Marlon Byrd. The Cubs sent Marlon Byrd, along with cash to Boston, for right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden […]

Rambling About a New Realization

Well, well, well. This team ain’t so awful. In fact, they are not half-bad. Heck, they are even somewhat mediocre and, while we’re at it, they can be downright entertaining. After a grotesque and gut-wrenching 3-11 start, the Cubs have won 10 of 17 and head to Milwaukee to face a surprisingly struggling Brew Crew. […]

Rambling While Reflecting on the Walk-offs

The Cubs were down then Mather found some redemption, some ice and some shaving cream. Marmol blew it the next night, but was bailed out and the Cubs walked off again. Matty G and the Shark pitched well, Wrigley was having fun and the Cubs won a series against the defending World Champions. Hey, quite […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/22/12

Game Sixteen: Cubs (4-11) vs. Reds (6-9) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/907 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Johnny Cueto (1-0, 1.89/1.11) The Cubs have a chance to win a series and their second game in a row […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd to Boston for Michael Bowden and PTBNL

According to a report from WEEI, the Cubs have traded Marlon Byrd and cash to the Boston Red Sox for RHP Michael Bowden and a player to be named later. The Cubs are expected to pay nearly all of Byrd’s salary according to WEEI’s sources. Michael Bowden is 2-2 in 39 career big league games, […]

Report: Cubs Close on a Deal to Send Marlon Byrd to Red Sox

According to a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are closing in on a deal to acquire Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the 15-day DL Saturday morning and recalled Tony Campana from Triple-A Iowa. In order to have Randy Wells start Sunday, the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/21/12

Game Fifteen: Cubs (3-11) vs. Reds (6-8) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 89/89 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Paul Maholm (0-0, 13.50/1.88) vs. Mike Leake (0-1, 5.84/1.30) Updated 10:33am CDT – Ryan Dempster placed on 15-day DL – Tony Campana Recalled from Triple-A […]

Zero Pitching and Three Errors … A Sixth Straight Loss – Cubs 4, Reds 9

Game Fourteen – Cubs 4, Reds 9 WP – Homer Bailey (1-2) LP – Chris Volstad (0-2) Save – None It’s impossible to win a baseball game when the starting pitcher gives up six runs, five earned, on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings, the bullpen surrenders three runs on […]

Rambling While Hanging in the Basement

After staring at a blank computer screen for quite some time trying to find the words to describe this season thus far, I realized that a blank piece of paper sums up the first 13 games better than anything else. Seriously though, the team is bad. I have just one question. Did any of you […]

Samardzija Bad, Offense Worse … Cubs Swept – Cubs 3, Marlins 5

Game Thirteen – Cubs 3, Marlins 5 WP – Ricky Nolasco (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-1) Save – Heath Bell (2) After a rough weekend in St. Louis, the Cubs thought their first trip to the Marlins’ new park would be a good one with Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija starting the […]