Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 05/04/11

Game Thirty: Cubs (13-16) vs. Dodgers (15-16) Game Time – 2:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Carlos Zambrano (3-1, 4.91/1.28) vs. Ted Lilly (2-2, 4.45/1.45) Can Q’s squad close out a series with a win behind Carlos Zambrano? The Cubs […]


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Twenty Names from the Cubs Farm System

The Vine Line’s annual look at the Cubs’ farm system, with Brett Jackson on the cover, features twenty players in the Cubs organization to keep an eye on in the upcoming season. The Cubs farm system has shown improvement in the last four years and the organization, as a whole, remains deep in talent. Even […]


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Rambling While Worrying About Who’s Playing First

With just over 90 days until pitchers and catchers report, the hot stove is about to step it up to a strong simmer before the full-blown boil of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Some refer to it as Disney World. During Hendry’s tenure, the Cubs have been players in the off-season, but […]


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Two Less Options for the Cubs in 2011

Scratch Eric Wedge and Ted Lilly off the list of possibilities for the Cubs this winter … and beyond. Eric Wedge officially became the new manager of the Seattle Mariners on Monday, reuniting him, for now, with Milton Bradley … and Ted Lilly agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a new three-year deal over […]


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Cubs News and Notes from the Final Day Off of Twenty-Ten

Monday was the Cubs final off day of the 2010 season. Q’s crew has 13 games remaining before what figures to be an interesting off-season. Here are updates on Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto, a look at possible candidates for the 2011 rotation, another mention of the “curse”, an official addition to “The Search” and […]


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Only Seven Months Away

April is seven months and one day away. That is approximately 210 short days until the 2011 baseball season starts. See, a bad baseball season can put a fan in a rut just like a bad job in the office, a bad relationship, a tough friendship, etc. Being in a rut has many causes, and […]


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More Rookies on the Way for the Cubs?

After trading Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers last Saturday, Jim Hendry mentioned the Cubs roster would get younger in the coming weeks. Hendry said the team would be calling up players in two waves from the minors. Casey Coleman and Thomas Diamond were called up Monday and more appear to be on […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 08/03/10

Game One Hundred Seven: Cubs (46-60) vs. Brewers (49-58) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Thomas Diamond (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Chris Narveson (8-7, 5.90/1.50) Updated – 4:02pm CDT – Mitch Atkins recalled from Triple-A Iowa – Brian Schlitter […]


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Rambling while it is time to move on …

Well, shut the competitive door on the Cubs 2010 season. It is over. An oversized female is shouting words somewhere. It … is … over. Of course, this is not breaking news to anyone. Those paying attention knew this was most likely going to happen back in late May. It is a poor way to […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 08/02/10

Game One Hundred Six: Cubs (46-59) vs. Brewers (48-58) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (5-8, 4.10/1.39) vs. Yovani Gallardo (9-5, 2.77/1.31) Updated – 4:07pm CDT – Cubs purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman from […]


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