Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 2002-2012

There was quite a bit made about the Cubs losing Jeff Beliveau on waivers last week to the Rangers. Beliveau has the makings of a good lefty specialist (LOOGY) and he was the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year just the season before last. Did the Cubs give up on him too quickly? Or […]

Will Fielder End Up with the Cubs? … and Other News and Notes

The baseball world is still buzzing about Albert Pujols’ decision to spend the next decade on the West Coast. In between talking all things Pujols, the speculation of which team could land Prince Fielder continues to pick up steam. And, despite Theo Epstein’s recent statement about the Cubs not having enough money to sign him, […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

Firsts of the Spring – Cubs 6 A’s 4

Game Seven – Cubs 6 A’s 4 WP – Sean Marshall (1-0) LP – Sean Gallagher (0-1) Save – Esmailin Caridad (1) In a game full of former Cubs, it was two of ‘The Big Three‘ that helped power Lou Piniella’s crew to their fifth win of the spring. Alfonso Soriano hit his first long […]

Not Quite a Field…but a Hotel of Dreams

Have you ever had a drink with Bob Dernier? Have you ever had your picture taken with Andre Dawson? Have you ever seen Rick Sutcliffe apologize to Andre Dawson for throwing at his head before they were teammates? Have you ever asked Jason Marquis what number he was going to wear when everyone knew it […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Central Champs

The Cubs took advantage of a favorable home schedule in August and paced the second place Brewers. The offense struggled in September before waking up and putting away the division against the Cardinals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. The Cubs designated Scott Eyre for assignment on August 5th and traded him to the […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Maintaining A Lead

Interleague play, a broken hand, DL trips for Carlos Zambrano and Reed Johnson, new arms added to the mix, a big turnaround against the Fish and a four-game sweep were just a few of the storylines and highlights for the Cubs in June and July. The solid start Lou Piniella preached about ended up being […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Getting Off to a Strong Start

From Kosuke Fukudome’s dramatic home run on Opening Day to Reed Johnson’s catch to Jim Edmonds to sweeping the four game series against the Brewers at the end of July to Carlos Zambrano’s no-hitter in Milwaukee against the Astros, it was truly a magical summer for Lou Piniella’s crew. The Cubs posted 97 wins, the […]

Roster Rollover and Over

With the Cubs completing game number 124 on Sunday afternoon, let’s take a quick look back with 38 remaining on the schedule to see how the Cubs’ active roster has changed since March 31st Some think when teams release their 25-man roster out of Spring Training those are the players that will suit up game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 08/05/08

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs (67-46) vs. Astros (54-57) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rich Harden (6-2, 2.04/1.09, 1-1, 1.11/0.90) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (6-4, 3.61/1.31) Updated – 12:28pm C.T. – Scott Eyre Designated for Assignment – Kerry […]