Archive for April, 2014


Jake Arrieta’s Return Pushed Back by the Rain and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta’s Return Pushed Back by the Rain and Other Bullets

He was going to start on Friday, and then on Wednesday, and now some time this weekend.

by April 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Irrational Excitement Has Almost Arrived

Cubs Minor League Daily: Irrational Excitement Has Almost Arrived

The first not-quite-so-small-sample plateau is approaching for a top Cubs prospect.


Javier Baez Crushes One for the Iowa Cubs Tonight (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Crushes One for the Iowa Cubs Tonight (VIDEO)

No big league game tonight? Just watch this instead.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Rained Out)

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Rained Out)

Jeff Samardzija has been fantastic this year, but it’s tough to keep the Reds down in Great American Ballpark.

by April 28, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Jake Arrieta Set to Make His Season Debut on Wednesday, Replacing Carlos Villanueva

Jake Arrieta Set to Make His Season Debut on Wednesday, Replacing Carlos Villanueva

He wasn’t expected back until Friday, but he’ll go on short-ish rest.

by April 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Already Receiving Calls on Samardzija, Hammel, and Wood (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Already Receiving Calls on Samardzija, Hammel, and Wood (UPDATE)

We haven’t even reached May yet, and the inquiries are starting. (UPDATE: Or possibly not yet.)

by April 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

In the span of nine innings, Castro went from “struggling” to being at the top of his game.

by April 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

Cubs Pitching Prospect Corey Black is the Southern League Pitcher of the Week

Cubs Pitching Prospect Corey Black is the Southern League Pitcher of the Week

The righty starter has had two no-hit performances in his four pitching outings this year.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 28 – April 30, 2014

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 28 – April 30, 2014

The Reds were just swept by the Braves, and the Cubs are still looking for their first series win.

by April 28, 2014 Series Previews
Pierce Johnson’s Wild Night and Other Bullets

Pierce Johnson’s Wild Night and Other Bullets

Cubs pitching prospect Pierce Johnson walked eight in just four innings yesterday. How did he look?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Still Cold

Cubs Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Still Cold

It’s still very early, but the Cubs’ top prospect has yet to click at AAA. It could come quickly though.

Myles: It’s Sammy vs. Everyone

Myles: It’s Sammy vs. Everyone

Thoughts on why Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to celebrate at Wrigley last week, and why it was the right decision.

by April 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 0 – April 27, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 0 – April 27, 2014

Baseball, man. Anything can happen. Usually does.

by April 27, 2014 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.

The Cubs will try to avoid the sweep. You gotta set goals, ya know?

by April 27, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
This Week In The Minors: Some Excellent Starts

This Week In The Minors: Some Excellent Starts

The Cubs’ farm teams have started off reasonably well this year, and there are some surprising hot starts out there.