Is it Time for the “Brett Watch”?

Wednesday night the CCO posted that former first round pick Brett Jackson was hitting .500 in Double-A Tennessee (after Thursday’s 1-for-3 performance in which he extended his hitting streak to seven games, Jackson is hitting .480 with a .563 OBP and a .720 SLG). In jest, I posted a comment on letting the “Brett Watch” […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/03/10

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs (75-86) vs. Astros (75-86) Game Time – 1:05pm CDT Coverage – Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Ryan Dempster (15-11, 3.83/1.31) vs. Nelson Figueroa (6-4, 3.52/1.26) This is it … Game 162 for the Chicago Cubs. The journey that began […]

Oh, Cubbies … Where do we go from here?

Mercifully, there is only six games left in the 2010 season for the Chicago Cubs. I have used every word in the book to describe this season during the past five and a half months. It is so hard to be positive at this moment, but let’s take a shot at it. Yes, I will […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 09/21/10

Game One Hundred Fifty: Cubs (68-81) vs. Giants (84-66) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (9-6, 3.75/1.51) vs. Matt Cain (12-10, 3.08/1.10) Updated 7:02pm CDT – Mitch Atkins Designated for Assignment – Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/25/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (53-74) vs. Nationals (53-73) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.56/1.28) vs. Jason Marquis (0-6, 11.39/2.25) Can the Chicago Cubs win three in a row under Mike Quade? Tonight […]

From the Wire … Fontenot Traded to Giants, Grabow Out for Season

According to multiple reports, Mike Fontenot was traded to the San Francisco Giants Wednesday afternoon for Single-A outfielder Evan Crawford. Fontenot will walk across the field and be in uniform for the Giants Wednesday night. Darwin Barney should be called up and added to the Cubs 40-man roster soon. The Cubs also announced John Grabow […]

Cubs Daze and Confuse Tim Lincecum – Cubs 8 Giants 6

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 8 Giants 6 WP – Ryan Dempster (10-8) LP – Tim Lincecum (11-6) Save – None The Cubs offense pounded out 14 hits, chased Tim Lincecum after four innings and ended their four-game losing streak with an improbable win Tuesday night. Alan Trammell picked up his first victory as […]

Z Long Ztrange Game – Cubs 3 Giants 4

Game One Hundred Twelve – Cubs 3 Giants 4 – 11 innings WP – Chris Ray (5-0) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-1) Save – None Two teams that struggle to score runs squared off Monday night by the Bay … and not surprisingly the game went into extra innings. The Giants finally pushed across the […]