Time for the GMs to Meet … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The annual General Manager Meetings officially begin Wednesday in Palm Springs. The meetings run through Friday and these meetings usually set the groundwork for future trades and free agent signings. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman made the trek out west and will continue conversations they’ve already had with other […]

Time for the Off-Season to Begin … Cubs Hire Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Other News and Notes

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their second World Series title in three years … When the Cubs announced the new staff structure for baseball operations last Tuesday, two positions had not been filled at that time … Minor League Pitching Coordinator and Minor League Hitting Coordinator. According to Baseball America, at least […]

From the Wire … Cubs Outright Four Players Off 40-man Roster

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made four 40-man roster moves on Thursday. The Cubs outrighted RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Jason Berken and infielder Adrian Cardenas off of the 40-man roster and assigned them to Triple-A Iowa. The moves free up four spaces on the Cubs’ 40-man roster which currently stands at […]

Cubs Fold in the Finale with the Cards – Cubs 3, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Kyle Lohse (16-3) LP – Justin Germano (2-9) Save – Jason Motte (40) The Cubs tried to make a game of it on Sunday afternoon. After being down 3-0 in the third, the Cubs scored a pair in the fourth but the Cardinals added […]

A Bloop, A Blast and A Walk-Off Win – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-One – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4 – 11 innings WP – Alberto Cabrera (1-1) LP – Joe Kelly (5-7) Save – None The Cubs ended their four-game losing streak with their fourth walk-off win of the season over the Cardinals. The Cubs trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the ninth. After […]

Rizzo, Cubs Complete Comeback in Grand Fashion – Cubs 13, Pirates 9

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 13, Pirates 9 WP – Jeff Beliveau (1-0) LP – Jared Hughes (2-2, BS 2) Save – None The Cubs never quit and battled back from two large deficits in Sunday’s slugfest at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were down 6-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, cut the […]

Sappelt Delivers in a Long Night in Houston – Cubs 4, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 4, Astros 1 WP – Chris Volstad (3-10) LP – Fernando Rodriguez (1-10) Save – Carlos Marmol (19) The Cubs won their fourth straight game on Monday night in Houston. It took the Cubs and Astros three hours and 50 minutes to complete nine innings … and both teams […]

Cubs Lose the Rumble at Nationals Park – Cubs 2, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Nationals 9 WP – Jordan Zimmermann (10-8) LP – Justin Germano (2-6) Save – None The Washington Nationals pounded Cubs’ pitching for the third game in a row and completed the four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals scored nine runs on 12 hits and launched three […]

Night of the Rookie Pitchers – Cubs 5, Nationals 11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Nationals 11 WP – Edwin Jackson (9-9) LP – Chris Rusin (0-2) Save – None Tuesday was a bad night for the Chicago Cubs. Dale Sveum used seven rookie pitchers after the Nationals knocked Chris Rusin out of the game in the second inning. The Nationals teed off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/12

Hurricane Isaac, which played havoc with the Daytona Cubs’ schedule last week, moved inland and forced the cancellation of Peoria’s final home game and Iowa’s last series of the season in New Orleans. The Cubs’ system claimed two champions, with Boise’s Stephen Bruno winning the Northwest League batting title while Daytona’s John Andreoli led the […]