From the Wire….Johnson and Cotts Avoid Arbitration

According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Reed Johnson and Neal Cotts on Friday by agreeing to one-year contracts with both players. Reed Johnson will earn a $3 million dollar base salary with incentives….an extra $100,000 for 90 starts, $125,000 for 110 starts, $200,000 for 120 starts, $100,000 for 375 plate appearances, $125,000 […]

From the Wire….Gaudin Agrees to One-Year Contract

According to several reports on Friday afternoon, Chad Gaudin avoided arbitration and agreed to a 1-year deal with the Cubs. Several reports over the last two weeks suggested the Cubs could possibly non-tender Gaudin…those reports turned out to be purely speculation. The Cubs tendered contracts to all eligible players on Friday, but only agreed to […]

Winter Meetings 2008: Are the Cubs Close on Peavy?

Monday night in Las Vegas was more and more talk…with no action, at least on the Cubs front. Is it just the hype of the Winter Meetings, or will something soon transpire? The Cubs appear to be on the verge of landing Jake Peavy, but at what cost? And could the Phillies be the third […]

The Completion of the First Step – Cubs 1 Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 1 Brewers 3 WP – CC Sabathia (17-10, 11-2) LP – Bobby Howry (7-5) Save – None The 2008 National League Central Division Champions completed the regular season the same way it began, with a loss by Bobby Howry to the Milwaukee Brewers. In between the Cubs posted a […]

Can You Believe It? Cubs WIN!!! – Cubs 7 Brewers 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-One – Cubs 7 Brewers 6 – 12 innings WP – Kerry Wood (5-4) LP – Carlos Villanueva (4-7) Save – None The Milwaukee Brewers were one out away from winning their third series of the year at Wrigley Field. Salomon Torres retired Ryan Theriot and Derrek Lee to start the 9th […]

Back on Track? – Cubs 14 Reds 9

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 14 Reds 9 WP – Jason Marquis (10-8) LP – Johnny Cueto (8-13) Save – None The Chicago Cubs ended their 6-game losing streak behind an excellent outing by Jason Marquis and the third 3-homer game of Alfonso Soriano’s career. The Cubs left fielder put on a show Saturday […]

No Offense….Too Many Singles – Cubs 0 Astros 3

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 0 Astros 3 WP – Roy Oswalt (13-9) LP – Jason Marquis (9-8) Save – Jose Valverde (38) The Cubs began the first day of the new month the same way they had in four of the previous five months….with a loss. For the first time this season Lou […]

Hoffpauir, Hill and McGehee Among First Call-ups

According to a report on, the first round of call-ups on Monday will include Micah Hoffpauir, Koyie Hill, Michael Wuertz and Casey McGehee. The Cubs will also activate Jon Lieber from the 15-day disabled list on Monday as well as Angel Guzman from the 60-day DL. The Cubs will have to make three roster […]

Roster Rollover and Over

With the Cubs completing game number 124 on Sunday afternoon, let’s take a quick look back with 38 remaining on the schedule to see how the Cubs’ active roster has changed since March 31st Some think when teams release their 25-man roster out of Spring Training those are the players that will suit up game […]

The Big Home Run Machine

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs 7 Reds 12 WP – Bronson Arroyo (7-7) LP – Ted Lilly (9-6) Save – None The only thing missing on Thursday afternoon was the mechanical bull sounding off and smoke coming out of its nose….while Adam Dunn did not receive a free steak, he did hit the building across the […]