From the Wire … Hoffpauir Signs One-Year Deal to Play in Japan

According to a tweet from Carrie Muskat, Micah Hoffpauir signed a one-year deal to play baseball in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters. With Hoffpauir heading to Japan, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 35 players.

Gonzalez, Pena, Dunn … or None of the Above?

MLB’s award season continues on Wednesday with the announcement of the NL Gold Glove winners. Could Marlon Byrd add a trophy to his case? Adrian Gonzalez remains the hot topic surrounding the Cubs … despite the fact Jed Hoyer said he expects to begin the year with Gonzalez and would be thrilled to finish it […]

Z Cubs Zlam Z Astros – Cubs 8 Astros 3

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 8 Astros 3 WP – Carlos Zambrano (11-6) LP – J.A. Happ (6-4) Save – None Carlos Zambrano finished his Twenty-Ten season on a positive note. Zambrano picked up his eighth straight win (8-0 in last ten starts) and finished the lost season with an 11-6 record. Zambrano dominated […]

Casey on the Mound – Cubs 2 Astros 0

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 2 Astros 0 WP – Casey Coleman (4-2) LP – Bud Norris (9-10) Save – Carlos Marmol (38) Casey Coleman continued to impress on Friday night. In his last start of the season, Casey Coleman picked up his fourth big league victory and for the seventh start in a […]

Cubs Win Z Thriller in San Diego – Cubs 1 Padres 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 1 Padres 0 WP – Carlos Zambrano (10-6) LP – Tim Stauffer (5-5) Save – Carlos Marmol (35) While the Bears were busy beating the Packers, Carlos Zambrano treated his mother to an excellent game in San Diego. Z’s mom got to see her son’s first big league game […]

Cubs News and Rumors on the Final Monday of the Twenty-Ten Season

The Cubs have only seven games remaining in the season, four in San Diego and three in Houston. One week from today, Year One under the Ricketts family will be in the books and the front office will turn their attention to 2011 … and beyond. Tom Ricketts addressed the team’s payroll for next season […]

The Cardinals Walk Away with the Win – Cubs 7 Cardinals 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 7 Cardinals 8 WP – Jake Westbrook (9-11, 3-4) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-2) Save – Ryan Franklin (26) Wrigley Field was not home sweet home for the Chicago National League Ball Club in Twenty-Ten. The Cubs finished the season with a 35-46 home mark, their worst record at […]

A Little Two-Out Magic for Q’s Cubs – Cubs 7 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 7 Cardinals 3 WP – Casey Coleman (3-2) LP – Chris Carpenter (15-9) Save – None The Chicago Cubs finally posted their 70th win of the season in the next to the last home game of Twenty-Ten. Casey Coleman earned his first win at Wrigley after a solid seven-inning […]

Scott Maine … the Chevrolet Player of the Game – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7 WP – Adam Wainwright (20-11) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (7-9) Save – None Following every Cubs game, Pat Hughes asks Ron Santo to name the Chevrolet Player of the Game. On Friday, the Cubs’ legend picked Scott Maine … and that spoke volumes as to the […]

Another One of Those Nights for the Cubs – Cubs 0 Giants 13

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 0 Giants 13 WP – Madison Bumgarner (6-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (14-11) Save – None The Chicago Cubs were shutout for the second time in three games on Thursday night. While the Giants were busy lighting up the scoreboard in the last night game of the year at […]