Updating the Tanaka Derby and Other Cubs News and Notes

Speculation continued Monday on which team will end up signing Masahiro Tanaka. And the usual suspects are still the favorites to sign the 25-year old right hander. The Tanaka derby will heat up in the coming days leading up to the deadline in ten days. Many have Tanaka signing with the Yankees with their new […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already looked at the infield and catcher, next up is the outfield starting with left field.

Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players. The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. […]

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 […]

From the Wire … Cubs Option Boscan to Iowa, Call-Up McDonald, Transfer Neal to 60-Day DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs roster shuffle continued on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs made three more roster moves and optioned catcher J.C. Boscan to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the active roster for OF Darnell McDonald. The Cubs selected the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 08/08/13

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs (50-63) vs. Phillies (51-62) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Jeff Samardzija (6-10, 3.78/1.31) vs. Ethan Martin (0-1, 12.46/2.54) Weather permitting … The Cubs wrap up the three game series with the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Guerrier and Neal on the DL, Call-Up Sanchez and Boscan from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports on Thursday morning, the Cubs have placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 15-day DL with a sore right elbow. Guerrier was sent back to Chicago following Wednesday night’s game to have his elbow examined by team doctors because of soreness in the elbow that occurred during the seventh inning. As expected, […]

The Donnie Murphy Game – Cubs 5, Phillies 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 5, Phillies 2 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4) LP – Luis Garcia (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (23) The Cubs ended their five-game losing streak behind a career night from Donnie Murphy on what ended up being a strange, injury filled game in Philadelphia. Donnie Murphy (3-for-3 with two […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 08/07/13

Game One Hundred Thirteen: Cubs (49-63) vs. Phillies (51-61) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Travis Wood (7-8, 3.05/1.13) vs. Cole Hamels (4-13, 3.87/1.23) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to snap their five-game losing streak tonight […]

Cubs Lose the Slugfest in Philly, Drop Fifth in a Row – Cubs 8, Phillies 9

Game One Hundred Twelve – Cubs 8, Phillies 9 WP – Kyle Kendrick (10-8) LP – Edwin Jackson (7-12) Save – None The Cubs finally scored a few runs but Edwin Jackson could not keep the Phillies off the board and the Cubs dropped the opener in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The Cubs actually took […]