Soto isn’t the only catcher expected to be available this Summer, but he might be the best.
Month: April 2012
The big righty will join the Cubs’ bullpen today.
The Cubs’ shortstop is fine after taking a pitch off the arm. Dale Sveum defends yanking Bryan LaHair, the Cubs are watching Brett Jackson closely, and we expect a roster move today.
AAA Iowa lefty Chris Rusin and A-ball right PJ Francescon were dominant yesterday.
Another series loss for the Cubs, who drop the bookends of their three-game set with the Reds.
Randy Wells and Tony Campana make their first starts for the Cubs this year.
As expected, even without Marlon Byrd in the picture, Jackson will have to wait. Jed Hoyer discusses the Byrd trade, and Ryan Dempster’s DL stint is precautionary.
Without Tony Campana, the Iowa Cubs are lost. Or, well, actually, they just lost.
Marlon Byrd Traded to Red Sox – Trade Details Yet to Be Announced (UPDATE: Probably for Bowden and PTBNL)
The Marlon Byrd era in center field is at a close.
Even after everything, it still feels good to watch the Cubs win, doesn’t it?
The dismantling wheels might already be in motion.
The Dempster part isn’t a “whoa,” but the Campana part certainly is.
It’s not often that you get a chance to end a six-game losing streak. That makes today special.
I’m sure it’s not easy to do these days. Dale Sveum defends Marlon Byrd, the Cubs’ offense is woeful, and Angel Guzman is in some trouble.
The tough luck Daytona Cubs finally get a win. Brett Jackson is on a strikeout-less streak. And don’t forget: Peoria’s insane(ly awesome) helicopter candy drop promotion is today.
This is undoubtedly a relief both for Castro and for the Chicago Cubs.
It’s Friday! Go party!
God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood to the DL, Ryan Dempster Ailing, Scott Maine Called Up, Randy Wells Next
The pitching staff is suddenly in flux.
It’s Friday afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field. There’s a lot of good there, even if the Cubs are playing badly.