A Look at the Similarities Between Chris Denorfia and Reed Johnson

Every front office works on improving its roster throughout the off-season. While the media and fan bases focus on the big names, sometimes the addition of the right bench player can add a win or two to a team’s record over the course of a season. The Cubs signing of veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia was […]

Garza’s Guarantee … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

David Kaplan spoke with Matt Garza on Friday and he guaranteed that he would be ready to pitch by Opening Day. Garza recently started his off-season program and told Kaplan that if Spring Training started tomorrow he would be ready to go. Garza clarified his statement and said he’s not ready to pitch six innings […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 08/04/12

Game One Hundred Five: Cubs (43-61) vs. Dodgers (57-50) Game Time – 8:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 180/914 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Chris Volstad (0-7, 7.94/1.65) vs. Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 2.95/1.06) The Cubs have dropped the last three games, have been outscored 19-5 in […]

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 […]

What a Night! – Cubs 14, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred One – Cubs 14, Pirates 4 WP – Justin Germano (1-1) LP – Erik Bedard (5-12) Save – None Monday night’s game between the Cubs and Pirates took a backseat in the bottom of the fifth inning not too long after Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer off Erik Bedard that gave […]

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 […]

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 […]

Johnson Bunts … and the Cubs Beat the Cardinals – Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 WP – James Russell (4-0) LP – Joe Kelly (1-4) Save – Carlos Marmol (13) The Cubs ended their five-game losing streak against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at the old ballyard. Reed Johnson drove in the game winner with a pinch-hit RBI bunt single in the seventh […]

Travis Wood’s Historically Bad Outing – Cubs 6, Cardinals 9

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Lance Lynn (13-4) LP – Travis Wood (4-6) Save – Jason Motte (23) The Cubs dropped their fifth straight game to the Cardinals on Friday afternoon. The Cubs offense showed up and pounded Lance Lynn for the first time this season. But the Cardinals beat up […]

All About Dempster – Cubs 2, Pirates 3

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 2, Pirates 3 WP – Kevin Correia (8-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (5-5) Save – Joel Hanrahan (29) When news leaked Monday that the Cubs and Braves had agreed on the framework of a deal that would send Ryan Dempster to Atlanta, it appeared Dempster would be making this start in […]