A Wild, Wild Night for Maholm and the Bullpen – Cubs 4, Brewers 7

Game Five – Cubs 4, Brewers 7 WP – Chris Narveson (1-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-1) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (1) Tuesday’s game was pretty much over before it ever got started … but to the Cubs credit they never quit playing. Paul Maholm made his Cubs’ debut Tuesday night and his performance is […]

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

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the […]

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

Game Three: Cubs (0-2) vs. Nationals (2-0) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/908 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, -.–/-.–) Happy Easter from everyone at the CCO! The Cubs will shoot to end their weekend with […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 04/07/12

Game Two: Cubs (0-1) vs. Nationals (1-0) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/901 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Gio Gonzalez (0-0, -.–/-.–) Updated 11:44am CDT – Rodrigo Lopez added to Cubs 40-man roster and activated for Saturday’s game. […]

Cubs Finalize First Roster of the Season … and Set Iowa Cubs Roster

A lot is made about a team’s Opening Day roster but the fact is that a big league roster is a work in progress throughout a 162-game schedule. And this season could feature more roster changes for the Cubs than in years past. The Cubs filled out their 40-man big league roster prior to Thursday’s […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena Off Waivers, Outright Frankie De La Cruz

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Valbuena was added to the Cubs 40-man roster and will be on the 25-man roster for Thursday’s opener against the Nationals. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs announced Frankie De La Cruz has […]

The Roster, Renovations, Theo Epstein … and Other Cubs News and Notes on the Eve of Opening Day

Spring Training is over and before long it will become a distant memory. Now the real work begins. The Cubs still have decisions that must be made with the roster. The Cubs active roster currently consists of 31 players and must be trimmed to 25 by Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs have made several announcements over […]

The Cubs Manufacture a Tie against the Angels – Cubs 3, Angels 3

Spring Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 3, Angels 3 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None For the second time this spring, the Cubs did not win or lose a Cactus League game. The Cubs and Angels played to a 3-3 tie after the Cubs scored two runs without a run […]

Rambling With Visions of Opening Day Dancing in My Head

It’s Friday, cuts have been made, dreams have been shattered, veterans have been shocked and all signs point to the Shark. Opening Day is less than a week away, the roster has taken shape and it’s time to play some meaningful baseball games, for a few months, at least. So, let’s get to some rambling […]

Randy Wells and Welington Castillo Optioned to Triple-A Iowa in Latest Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts … Samardzija and Volstad Named to Rotation

As expected the Cubs made several roster moves Thursday morning. According to multiple reports, Randy Wells and Welington Castillo were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Steve Clevenger will begin the season as the Cubs’ back-up catcher. Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt, Scott Maine and Casey Coleman were also optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs also announced Jeff […]