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Cubs Acquire Lefty Hunter Cervenka from Red Sox to Complete Marlon Byrd Trade

Cubs Acquire Lefty Hunter Cervenka from Red Sox to Complete Marlon Byrd Trade

He’s striking out a ton in A-ball these days.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (12:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (12:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs go for a third win in a row, which would be swell.

by May 15, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Sign Mike MacDougal to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Mike MacDougal to Minor League Deal

The 35-year-old reliever was released by the Dodgers yesterday.

Everyone Wants to Talk About Geovany Soto to the Washington Nationals

Everyone Wants to Talk About Geovany Soto to the Washington Nationals

With two catchers going down in just a few days, the Nationals will probably be in the catcher market soon.

Adam Wainwright Might Be Kind of Dopey, Should Probably Shut Up

Adam Wainwright Might Be Kind of Dopey, Should Probably Shut Up

Wainwright thinks the Cubs should stop “babying” Jeff Samardzija.

Dale Sveum Addresses “The Bunt” Decision and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Addresses “The Bunt” Decision and Other Bullets

He has two explanations. Sveum also says he looks at the standings, Anthony Rizzo is the future, and someone says the Cubs should blow up Wrigley Field.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Pitching Prevails

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Pitching Prevails

Nice starts from Trey McNutt, Austin Kirk, and Kyler Burke tonight, and a nice combined effort from the Iowa bullpen.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 4 – May 14, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 4 – May 14, 2012

Screw you, Cardinals. (Yup, I would have said the same thing regardless of the outcome.)

by May 14, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Cubs, Cardinals, ESPN. At least one of those things is awesome. The other two are what make tonight’s game worth/easy watching.

by May 14, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Extending Matt Garza and the Window of Competitiveness – The Talks Are Going “Very Well”

Extending Matt Garza and the Window of Competitiveness – The Talks Are Going “Very Well”

If the Cubs do choose to extend Matt Garza, what might it say about how soon they expect to be competitive?

Chris Volstad May Be Running Out of Time

Chris Volstad May Be Running Out of Time

Volstad is going to get at least one more start, but Dale Sveum admits he’s started to think about what changes might need to be made.

Alfonso Soriano Dumps the Big Ol’ Log and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano Dumps the Big Ol’ Log and Other Bullets

Headline-writing is fun. But seriously, Soriano’s bat is smaller, Jeff Samardzija’s pitch count remains small, and Shawn Camp hopes his workload remains big.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Mother’s Day Was Happy

Cubs Minor League Daily: Mother’s Day Was Happy

The day was a good one for a number of reasons.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 2 – May 13, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 2 – May 13, 2012

At least it wasn’t a sweep, yo.

by May 13, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Jeff Samardzija is on a salvage mission, which feels out of place, him looking like a pirate and all.

by May 13, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Might the Red Sox Be Ready to Talk About a Ryan Dempster Trade? And Other Bullets

Might the Red Sox Be Ready to Talk About a Ryan Dempster Trade? And Other Bullets

The Red Sox could certainly use him. Chris Volstad still has no answers, Dale Sveum noticed Welington Castillo issues, and Carlos Marmol’s injury is not serious.

by May 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Streak Ends

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Streak Ends

Paul Hoilman had hit in 24 straight games, but the streak has finally come to an end.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 8 – May 12, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 8 – May 12, 2012

At least today’s loss wasn’t heart-breaking and sleep-depriving.

by May 12, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Casey Coleman Called Up)

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Casey Coleman Called Up)

Somehow, the Cubs will try to recover from last night.

by May 12, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Carlos Marmol Will Probably Hit the Disabled List Today and Other Bullets

Carlos Marmol Will Probably Hit the Disabled List Today and Other Bullets

A day too late, probably. Welington Castillo was rough behind the plate, the Cubs want to extend Matt Garza, and James Russell wants to start.

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