From the Wire … Cubs Receive RHP Ivan Pineyro from Nationals for Scott Hairston

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Nationals have finalized the trade for Scott Hairston and will receive 21-year old RHP Ivan Pineyro from the Nationals. The Cubs will included less than $500,000 of Hairston’s 2014 salary of $2.5 million in the deal according to Jon Heyman. Updated 9:21am CDT – The Cubs have announced […]

Report: Cubs Trade Scott Hairston to Nationals for Minor League Pitcher

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs traded Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a minor league pitcher. Rosenthal did not announce the pitcher the Cubs would receive for Hairston but did indicate the deal would be announced on Monday morning. Depending on the pitcher the Cubs receive in return from the Nationals, […]

Cubs Manufacture a Walk-off Win – Cubs 4, Pirates 3

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 4, Pirates 3 – 11 innings WP – Matt Guerrier (1-1, 3-4) LP – Bryan Morris (4-3) Save – None The Cubs won for the second day in a row on a sacrifice fly by Dioner Navarro in the 11th inning on Sunday. The Cubs took two of three from the […]

Soriano Being Soriano – Cubs 4, Pirates 1

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs 4, Pirates 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) LP – Charlie Morton (1-2) Save – Kevin Gregg (15) The Cubs snapped their two-game losing skid behind a big day from Alfonso Soriano and beat the Pirates on Saturday afternoon. Edwin Jackson put together a decent outing before turning the game over […]

Pirates Roll Over Samardzija – Cubs 2, Pirates 6

Game Eighty-Four – Cubs 2, Pirates 6 WP – Francisco Liriano (8-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-8) Save – None The Cubs struggles with their division rivals continued on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard as Dale Sveum’s team lost another game to the Pirates. The Pirates outplayed the Cubs in just about every aspect […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/05/13

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs (36-47) vs. Pirates (52-31) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (5-7, 3.34/1.20) vs. Francisco Liriano (7-3, 2.23/1.29) The Cubs open a three-game series this afternoon against the first place Pittsburgh Pirates. […]

Cubs Broke Out the Bats and Beat the ‘Stros – Cubs 14, Astros 6

Game Seventy-Four – Cubs 14, Astros 6 WP – Jeff Samardzija (5-7) LP – Jordan Lyles (4-2) Save – None Ryan Sweeney had a career day, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs with a three-hit day and Jeff Samardzija survived the conditions at Wrigley as the Cubs closed out the weekend series with a convincing […]

Astros Squeeze One Out at Wrigley – Cubs 3, Astros 4

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 3, Astros 4 WP – Jose Cisnero (2-0) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-1) Save – Jose Veras (15) Travis Wood was cruising right along until two outs in the sixth inning when Jose Altuve and Chris Carter reached on back-to-back singles and J.D. Martinez launched a three-run homer onto Waveland that […]

Garza Worth the Wait – Cubs 3, Astros 1

Game Seventy-Two – Cubs 3, Astros 1 WP – Matt Garza (2-1) LP – Dallas Keuchel (4-4) Save – Kevin Gregg (11) Rain delayed the start of Friday’s game for three hours and 18 minutes, but once the game got started, it was all about Matt Garza. Garza put together a gem against the Astros […]

Rambling as Summer Officially Begins

Hello again, everybody.  While it may be true that summer officially begins today, the Cubs’ performance of late makes me yearn for the break of Fall. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve bored you with my stream of consciousness, but it’s Friday, and it’s about time I start throwing random thoughts out there and […]