Baseball’s Hot Stove is Heating Up and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Winter Meetings are less than a week away and Monday was a good preview of what is expected to be a busy three days in Orlando throughout the game. There was more player movement on Monday and teams decided to part ways with several players prior to Monday’s deadline to tender contracts for the […]

Checking Down on the Farm … Cubs Minor League News, Notes and Transactions

While the front office stays on The Girardi Watch and is busy compiling a list of managerial candidates that is thought to have Sandy Alomar Jr. and Manny Acta just under Girardi’s name, the Cubs minor league system has continued to make news. The Instructional League is in full swing and the Arizona Fall League […]

Scott Baker Set to Make Cubs Debut and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced on Friday that Scott Baker will make his Cubs’ debut on Sunday against Yovani Gallardo in the series finale with the Brewers. Baker has been on the 60-day DL all season and will make his first start in the majors since 2011. Scott Baker is excited about the opportunity to start and […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Daniel Bard Off Waivers from Boston, DFA Cole Gillespie

The Cubs made another roster move just prior to Wednesday’s finale with Miami and claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from the Red Sox. To make room on the 40-man roster, Cole Gillespie was designated for assignment. Gillespie was in Wednesday’s starting lineup. The Cubs’ front office is obviously very familiar with Daniel Bard. Theo […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up RHP Chang-Yong Lim, DFA Michael Bowden

The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Wednesday. As expected, the Cubs selected the contract of RHP Chang-Yong Lim from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man and active roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated Michael Bowden for assignment. With the latest two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands […]

The Cubs Wrigley Woes Continue – Cubs 2, Marlins 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 2, Marlins 6 WP – Ryan Webb (2-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (7-15) Save – None The Cubs went through the motions on Tuesday night and lost for the second straight day to the Miami Marlins. Edwin Jackson struggled again. Jackson had little command and it caught up to […]

Cubs Can’t Dodge Another Loss – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-One – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 WP – Zack Greinke (13-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (2-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta struggled with his command, Zack Greinke came within one out of a complete game shutout and the Cubs lost to the Dodgers for the fifth time this season on Monday night. […]

Cubs Lose a Long, Wild, Ugly Game in San Diego – Cubs 2, Padres 3

Game One Hundred Thirty – Cubs 2, Padres 3 – 15 innings WP – Dale Thayer (2-3) LP – Hector Rondon (2-1) Save – None It took five hours, 13 minutes and 15 innings to decide Sunday’s finale in San Diego and the Padres came out on top in a game that neither team appeared […]

A Long Day Ends with a Loss – Cubs 4, Nationals 5

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven – Cubs 4, Nationals 5 – 13 innings WP – Craig Stammen (7-5) LP – Michael Bowden (1-3) Save – Drew Storen (3) Rain delayed the start of Thursday’s finale with the Nationals for two hours, but after being shut down by Stephen Strasburg for seven innings the Cubs battled back […]

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another – Cubs 6, Nationals 11

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 6, Nationals 11 WP – Tanner Roark (3-0) LP – James Russell (1-4) Save – None The Cubs battled back from an early 6-1 hole and tied the game at six with a five-run fifth inning, but Scott Hairston hit a three-run pinch-hit homer off James Russell in the […]