Don’t Count the Cubs Out of the Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes

The Dodgers broke out their checkbook in a big way Wednesday and they may not be done. Clayton Kershaw agreed to a contract extension that will pay the 25-year old southpaw $215 million over the next seven years. And Kershaw can opt out of the contract after five years if he wants to pass on […]

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Paul Maholm is Reportedly on the Cubs Radar

The Cubs could reunite with a former starter after all this winter. According to a report from Mark Gonzalez, Paul Maholm is likely on the Cubs’ radar and could be an option if they are unable to sign Masahiro Tanaka. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said they planned to add at least one starting […]

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Rambling on a Deadline

Well, after an extremely quiet week, I am not sure what to ramble about … any ideas? The team looks different, I am not sure who is going to pitch, and well, the last two months of the season shall be interesting, as it is going to get ugly … very ugly. So let’s get […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Trade Maholm and Johnson to Braves for Vizcaino and Chapman

The Cubs traded Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and cash to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night for right-handed pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman. Baseball America ranked Arodys Vizcaino as the second best prospect in the Braves’ system prior to the season. Vizcaino had Tommy John surgery in March and is expected to be ready […]

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Rizzo Walks Off the Cardinals – Cubs 4, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred – Cubs 4, Cardinals 2 – 10 innings WP – James Russell (5-0) LP – Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) Save – None The end of Sunday’s game was simply Rizziculous … and the two youngest players on the Cubs’ roster led the way on Sunday afternoon. With the game tied at two, Starlin […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 07/29/12

Game One Hundred: Cubs (41-58) vs. Cardinals (54-47) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Paul Maholm (9-6, 3.88/1.24) vs. Adam Wainwright (8-10, 4.31/1.28) The Cubs enter play this afternoon with the second best mark in the National League […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 07/27/12

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs (40-57) vs. Cardinals (53-46) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (4-5, 4.33/1.25) vs. Lance Lynn (12-4, 3.10/1.21) It is Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will honor the Hall of Famer […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/25/12

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs (40-56) vs. Pirates (54-42) Game Time – 11:35am CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Ryan Dempster (5-4, 2.11/1.05) vs. Kevin Correia (7-6, 4.31/1.29) After just a miserable weekend in St. Louis, the Cubs have put together two solid wins […]

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Maholm Keeps Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ – Cubs 5, Pirates 1

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 5, Pirates 1 WP – Paul Maholm (9-6) LP – James McDonald (10-4) Save – None Paul Maholm posted a career-high fifth win in a row and beat his old team for the first time with a tremendous eight-inning effort on Tuesday night. Maholm allowed one run on four hits with […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/24/12

Game Ninety-Six: Cubs (39-56) vs. Pirates (54-41) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Paul Maholm (8-6, 4.09/1.29) vs. James McDonald (10-3, 2.93/1.11) The Cubs ended their three-game losing streak Monday night behind a superb outing from Jeff Samardzija […]

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