Game Fifty-Five – Cubs 10 Rockies 9 WP – Scott Eyre (2-0) LP – Manny Corpas (0-3, BS 3) Save – Kerry Wood (13) No one, not even Lou Piniella saw this one coming. After rain delayed the start of the game for 22 minutes, the Rockies jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/06/08

Game Thirty-Three: Cubs (18-14) vs. Reds (13-20) Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Carlos Zambrano (4-1, 2.11/1.17) vs. Aaron Harang (1-4, 2.98/1.08) The Cubs are in need of a win tonight, plain and simple. Lou Piniella’s […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/03/08

Game Thirty: Cubs (17-12) vs. Cardinals (19-11) Game Time – 2:45pm C.T. Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Game of the Week – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Ted Lilly (1-4, 6.46/1.50) vs. Kyle Lohse (3-0, 2.36/1.17) Updated – 2:32pm C.T. – Hill Optioned and Gallagher Recalled According […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 04/26/08

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (15-8) vs. Nationals (8-16) Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Carlos Zambrano (3-1, 2.67/1.10) vs. Matt Chico (0-4, 6.04/1.55) For most of the sports world today’s focus is on the NFL draft, but Lou […]

Minor League Report – 04/25/08

The Cubs’ farm system received a boost this past week when Josh Vitters made his debut for the Peoria Chiefs. The rest of his week was not as good as his first game but at least the Cubs’ top prospect is now in A ball. Sean Gallagher turned in a great start with 12 strikeouts […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/09/08

Game Eight: Cubs (4-3) vs. Pirates (3-4) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.50/0.83) vs. Zach Duke (0-0, 3.18/1.94) Updated – 4:14pm C.T. – Carmen Pignatiello Optioned – Sean Marshall Recalled According to a […]

The Price of Winning

As the Cubs soared into the top ten of salaries in the majors, the expectations have risen to an all-time high. Fortunately for the Cubs, they do not have any albatross-type salaries from players that are not producing, ala the New York Yankees. 2009 will see a few contracts come off the books, and this […]

Rumors Heating Up…and Cooling Down?

Lou Piniella’s crew has only three games left in the desert before leaving for Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs’ skipper announced his starting rotation on Monday and he still has a couple of spots on the bench and a possible vacancy in the bullpen up for grabs. But could there be a new […]

Piniella Announces Rotation and Closer

According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Ryan Dempster and Jason Marquis will join Carlos Zambrano, Rich Hill and Ted Lilly in the Cubs’ starting rotation. Jon Lieber will work as Piniella’s long man out of the bullpen. Dempster will be inserted into the 3rd spot in the rotation behind Ted Lilly and make […]

Starting to Click?

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7 Padres 3 WP – Jason Marquis (1-1) LP – Greg Maddux (1-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s offense has finally started putting runs on the board. Over the past 4 games the Cubs have tallied a total of 26 runs, the same amount they scored in the 7 […]