Archive for May, 2014


Prospect Notes: Soler, Ramirez, Tseng, Conway, Andreoli, Beeler

Prospect Notes: Soler, Ramirez, Tseng, Conway, Andreoli, Beeler

Jorge Soler could be close to returning, and Jen-Ho Tseng’s ascent continues.

Rebuilding the Cubs and White Sox

Rebuilding the Cubs and White Sox

Two different approaches, sure. But what really matters is the two different situations.

by May 5, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

If It Walks Like a Closer and Quacks Like a Closer and Other Bullets

If It Walks Like a Closer and Quacks Like a Closer and Other Bullets

Hector Rondon pitched in the 9th inning for the fourth straight game last night. It didn’t work out, but he’s the guy, right?

by May 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: The Race Is Over

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Race Is Over

In case you were worried – and it was too early to be – Albert Almora finally took a walk.

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 4 – May 4, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 4 – May 4, 2014

Just about the worst kind of loss, when you consider everything.

by May 4, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs can get the sweep tonight, which would have seemed like a joke just a few days ago. But they’re playing well.

by May 4, 2014 Pre-Gamin'

This Week In The Minors: Early Season Check-up

This Week In The Minors: Early Season Check-up

How have the Cubs’ top prospect fared so far this year? Above expectations? Below? Sideways?

A Great Win and a Robust Bullpen and Other Bullets

A Great Win and a Robust Bullpen and Other Bullets

The shine of yesterday’s win is still shining, and some thoughts on the 13-man staff.

by May 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 3 – May 3, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 3 – May 3, 2014

That’s three wins in a row, and the first series win of the year!

by May 3, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Jake Arrieta makes his season debut in a relatively big-ish game.

by May 3, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Roster Moves: Coghlan, Sweeney, Arrieta, Rosscup, Fujikawa (UPDATE)

Roster Moves: Coghlan, Sweeney, Arrieta, Rosscup, Fujikawa (UPDATE)

A flurry of moves preceding today’s game.

Roster Moves Coming and a New Closer in Place? And Other Bullets

Roster Moves Coming and a New Closer in Place? And Other Bullets

Arrieta coming, Sweeney possibly going, bullpen shifting. And is Hector Rondon the closer now?

by May 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 6 – May 2, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 6 – May 2, 2014

The Cubs thumped on Adam Wainwright today, which is just swell.

by May 2, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores