From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Matt Garza from Rays in Eight Player Trade

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have acquired Matt Garza and two minor league players from the Rays for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Sam Fuld. Levine is reporting the two players coming from Tampa are a minor league outfielder and a minor league infielder. Updated – 11:10am […]

Leading Off for the 2011 Chicago Cubs …

ESPN broached the subject of Cubs leadoff candidates for the upcoming season. The Cubs have not had a true leadoff hitter since the days of Kenny Lofton, despite the likes of Juan Pierre, Alfonso Soriano and Ryan Theriot spending a lot of time at the top of the Cubs’ lineup. ESPN mentioned the possibility of […]

Close the Book on the Twenty-Ten Chicago Cubs – Cubs 0 Astros 4

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 0 Astros 4 WP – Nelson Figueroa (7-4) LP – Ryan Dempster (15-12) Save – None The Cubs season ended the way it began … with a loss. For the fourth season in a row the Cubs lost their final game of the year. The Cubs finished with a […]

Casey on the Mound – Cubs 2 Astros 0

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 2 Astros 0 WP – Casey Coleman (4-2) LP – Bud Norris (9-10) Save – Carlos Marmol (38) Casey Coleman continued to impress on Friday night. In his last start of the season, Casey Coleman picked up his fourth big league victory and for the seventh start in a […]

One is Enough – Cubs 1 Padres 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 1 Padres 0 WP – Sean Marshall (7-5) LP – Heath Bell (6-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (37) Nothing will ever make up for 1984 but Q’s crew pushed the San Diego Padres to the brink of elimination on Thursday night. The Cubs took three of four in San […]

Cubs Blanked Again – Cubs 0 Padres 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 0 Padres 3 WP – Chris Young (2-0) LP – Randy Wells (8-14) Save – Heath Bell (45) Randy Wells made his 32nd and final start of the year on Wednesday night and lost for the 14th time in Twenty-Ten. Wells received no run support, in large part due […]

Cubs Win Z Thriller in San Diego – Cubs 1 Padres 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 1 Padres 0 WP – Carlos Zambrano (10-6) LP – Tim Stauffer (5-5) Save – Carlos Marmol (35) While the Bears were busy beating the Packers, Carlos Zambrano treated his mother to an excellent game in San Diego. Z’s mom got to see her son’s first big league game […]

The Cardinals Walk Away with the Win – Cubs 7 Cardinals 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 7 Cardinals 8 WP – Jake Westbrook (9-11, 3-4) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-2) Save – Ryan Franklin (26) Wrigley Field was not home sweet home for the Chicago National League Ball Club in Twenty-Ten. The Cubs finished the season with a 35-46 home mark, their worst record at […]

A Little Two-Out Magic for Q’s Cubs – Cubs 7 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 7 Cardinals 3 WP – Casey Coleman (3-2) LP – Chris Carpenter (15-9) Save – None The Chicago Cubs finally posted their 70th win of the season in the next to the last home game of Twenty-Ten. Casey Coleman earned his first win at Wrigley after a solid seven-inning […]

Scott Maine … the Chevrolet Player of the Game – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 1 Cardinals 7 WP – Adam Wainwright (20-11) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (7-9) Save – None Following every Cubs game, Pat Hughes asks Ron Santo to name the Chevrolet Player of the Game. On Friday, the Cubs’ legend picked Scott Maine … and that spoke volumes as to the […]