From the Wire….Harden and Gaudin to the Cubs

According to reports on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, the Cubs have traded Eric Patterson, Matt Murton, Sean Gallagher and Josh Donaldson to the Oakland A’s for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin. Updated – 6:07pm C.T. – It’s Official…..The Cubs have acquired Rich Harden, arguably one of the best pitchers in the majors, when healthy. Bruce […]


Game Eighty-Three – Cubs 9 Giants 2 WP – Ted Lilly (9-5) LP – Barry Zito (3-12) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew bounced back from the weekend and ended their 4-game losing streak with a solid win against the Giants. The Cubs became the first team in the National League to post their 50th […]

Bases Loaded and No Outs….

Game Seventy-Seven – Cubs 5 Orioles 7 WP – Jeremy Guthrie (4-7) LP – Sean Marshall (0-1) Save – George Sherrill (26) Lou Piniella’s crew lost for the first time at Wrigley Field since May 17th after not being able to come up with big hits in the last two innings. The Cubs left 5 […]

Rambling with Some Shoulder Discomfort

Stop crying. Just stop it now. It’s two games, okay. Two out of 162. Okay? Big picture here folks. The Cubs are 18 games over .500, in first place and still own the best record in the National League. With that being said, it is time to unleash my rambling nonsense on you, the CCO […]

Rumors Heating Up in Mid-June?

The trading deadline is still 43 days away and everyday seems to bring another rumor. Most believe the Cubs are interested in adding a starting pitcher. Names such as A.J. Burnett, C.C. Sabathia, Randy Wolf, Greg Maddux and Gil Meche have been mentioned as possibilities. And with all of the changes taking place in Seattle, […]

Murton to be Recalled

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs will recall Matt Murton before Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay Rays and Eric Patterson will likely by the odd man out and optioned down to Triple-A Iowa. The Chicago Tribune is reporting as of Monday night that Murton received notification on Sunday that he […]

In the Center of the Rumors

Several reports on Tuesday night indicated once Jim Edmonds clears waivers on Wednesday he will sign with the Cubs. Felix Pie appears to be the odd man out and will likely be sent down to Iowa to continue to work on his swing. Reports also indicated that Reed Johnson and Edmonds be platooned in center […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 05/01/08

Game Twenty-Eight: Cubs (17-10) vs. Brewers (15-12) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (4-1, 2.21/1.13) vs. Yovani Gallardo (0-0, 0.64/1.07) Updated – 12:10pm C.T. – Alfonso Soriano Activated – Matt Murton Optioned to Triple-A As expected, the […]

Opportunity After Opportunity

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 3 Nationals 5 WP – Jon Rauch (2-0) LP – Bobby Howry (0-2) Save – None For the first time in almost two weeks the Cubs lost back-to-back games after a lackluster performance on Friday night. Lou Piniella’s crew had plenty of chances to put runs on the board but left […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/20/08

Game Eighteen: Cubs (11-6) vs. Pirates (7-10) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (2-0, 2.37/0.95) vs. Zach Duke (0-0, 2.89/1.61) After an inconsistent start to the season, the Cubs enter play today 5 games above .500 and […]