Cubs 2015 Position Review – Catcher

One big priority going into the off-season was upgrades at the catching position as the team felt that incumbent starter Welington Castillo didn’t make a big enough leap forward. The front office didn’t waste any time in that respect trading for Miguel Montero and signing David Ross to a two-year deal. The combination of them […]

The Daily CCO: No ‘Chicago Punks’ for Joe Maddon and Other Cubs News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, Wednesday was a bad day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the Cubs lose a game to the floundering Fish with Jon Lester on the hill. Junior Lake ended up in the headlines for the wrong reasons. The Cubs dropped to third place in the division. And […]

Cubs Player Profile: Yoervis Medina

With the trade of Welington Castillo, the Cubs say goodbye to a player that has been a part of the organization since 2004 and welcome a new one with the acquisition of RHP Yoervis Medina. Let’s take a look at the player that caused the front office to finally end their three catcher experiment. On […]

From the Wire: Cubs Acquire RHP Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for Welington Castillo

The Cubs announced Tuesday morning the team traded C Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Yoervis Medina. Yoervis Medina will report to Triple-A Iowa. Medina has a big arm with a rather concerning strikeout to walk rate for a reliever. Updated 11:05am CDT – According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are sending Yoervis Medina […]

Reports: Cubs Trade Welington Castillo to the Mariners

Updated 9:45am CDT – According to Mark Gonzales, the Cubs will receive a prospect for Castillo. Gonzales did not provide a name in his report. Welington Castillo is expected to be the back-up to  Mariners’ starting catcher Mike Zunino. According to multiple reports, the Cubs have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Jeff Passan […]

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Pirates 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (3-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (4-4) Save – Mark Melancon (9) The Cubs managed only three hits over seven innings against A.J. Burnett. Jake Arrieta gave up one run in seven innings on a bloop double and a single. But on a day with […]

Jon Lester Leads the Way, Cubs Win Sixth in a Row – Cubs 4, Pirates 1

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 4, Pirates 1 WP – Jon Lester (4-2) LP – Gerrit Cole (5-2) Save – Travis Wood (1) Jon Lester limited the Pirates to one run over seven innings and and outdueled Gerrit Cole. Joe Maddon pieced together a bullpen that had Travis Wood pitching the ninth inning. Starlin Castro drove […]

Cubs Win on an Unbelievable Finish to a Wild Day at Wrigley – Cubs 11, Pirates 10

Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 11, Pirates 10 – 12 innings WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Radhames Liz (1-3) Save – None It took five hours, one minute and 12 innings but the Cubs won for the fifth time in a row on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard. There was a little déjà […]

Rambling About the Cubs While Waving My Broom

Hello again, everybody! It is nice to be back, and it is even nicer to be writing about the Cubs sweeping a four-game series. And this was not a normal four-gamer; this was against the Mighty Mets who rode into town with an impressive 20-11 record. Well, thanks to the Cubbies you can add four […]

Cubs Come All the Way Back and Sweep the Mets – Cubs 6, Mets 5

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 6, Mets 5 WP – Pedro Strop (1-2) LP – Jon Niese (3-3) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Down 5-1 going in the bottom of the fifth, the Cubs scored four times with Matt Szczur, Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant driving in the runs to tie the game. Dexter […]