Early Off-Season Storylines for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ managerial search continued on Monday when Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly interviewed Rick Renteria in San Diego. Renteria is the third candidate known to have interviewed for the Cubs’ job. Epstein and Hoyer are expected to speak with Dave Martinez this week in Chicago about the skipper’s job after receiving permission from […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

GGotta Make ‘Em Earn It – Cubs 5, Braves 9

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Braves 9 WP – David Carpenter (4-1) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-5) Save – None The Cubs fought back from a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning and tied the game at five in the seventh when Dioner Navarro launched a solo home run onto Waveland Avenue. But […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 09/20/13

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs (64-89) vs. Braves (90-62) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Scott Baker (0-0, 0.82/0.55/3.59) vs. Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.35/1.42/4.17) Weather permitting … The Cubs begin the final stretch of the 2013 season this […]

Two Big Flies and a Cubs Loss – Cubs 1, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-7) LP – James Russell (1-6) Save – Mark Melancon (15) The Pirates hit a pair of solo home runs while the Cubs struggled with runners in scoring position again and the Cubs dropped the third game of the series in Pittsburgh […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/14/13

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs (63-84) vs. Pirates (85-62) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Scott Baker (0-0, 0.00/0.60/3.25) vs. Gerrit Cole (7-7, 3.48/1.16/3.18) The Cubs will try to win two games in a row over the Pirates […]

Three Cubs Prospects Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Three of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system were named to Baseball America’s 2013 Minor League All-Star team on Thursday. Javier Baez and C.J. Edwards received first team honors while Kyle Hendricks was named to the second team. Baseball America named Javier Baez as the first team’s designated hitter. The Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts received […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/12/13

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs (62-83) vs. Pirates (84-61) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.89/1.38/4.44) vs. Jeff Locke (9-5, 3.23/1.38/3.95) The Cubs longest road trip in nearly a decade continues tonight with the first […]

Cubs Go With a Six-Man Rotation, a Tentative Schedule and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced on Tuesday that they will be using a six-man rotation the next two times through the rotation. The addition of Scott Baker will help limit innings for Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood without shutting either pitcher down early. Scott Baker has been inserted into the rotation and will start on Saturday in […]

Bullpen Blows Baker’s Debut – Cubs 1, Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 1, Brewers 3 WP – Yovani Gallardo (11-9) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – Jim Henderson (24) Scott Baker tossed five innings of shutout ball and turned the game over to the bullpen with a 1-0 lead but the Brewers scored three runs in the seventh off Justin […]