Archive for 2014


The Cubs Have Several Excellent 4th Outfielders and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have Several Excellent 4th Outfielders and Other Bullets

It’s one of those mixed blessing things. Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano, in particular, have been on fire.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Service from Des Moines

Cubs Minor League Daily: Service from Des Moines

Lots of Iowa Cubs making the trip to Chicago lately. Also: scores, performances, and a Bryant ejection.


Cookies! Arismendy Alcantara to Be Called Up … for a Couple Days

Cookies! Arismendy Alcantara to Be Called Up … for a Couple Days

While Darwin Barney goes on paternity leave, Alcantara will be replacing him.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 6 – July 8, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 6 – July 8, 2014

Wada with a successful debut, but the bullpen let this one slip away.

by July 9, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

The Cubs dropped the first half of today’s doubleheader, but tonight’s is a new game. Tsuyoshi Wada makes his debut.

by July 8, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Want a Young Shortstop, Cardinals Want Peavy, Red Sox Might Not Want to Sell

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Want a Young Shortstop, Cardinals Want Peavy, Red Sox Might Not Want to Sell

Yes, yes, I understand where your head immediately goes now if you hear about any team wanting a shortstop.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 4 – July 8, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 4 – July 8, 2014

The Cubs wound up making a game of this one, but it wasn’t enough.

by July 8, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores

No, A’s – You Can’t Have Luis Valbuena

No, A’s – You Can’t Have Luis Valbuena

Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s wanted Valbuena in the big trade, and could come back asking again.

by July 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Two IFA Bonus Pool Slot Deals Have Been Made – Where Do the Cubs Stand?

Two IFA Bonus Pool Slot Deals Have Been Made – Where Do the Cubs Stand?

Do recent IFA trades tell us much about what the Cubs could do, and how much value they could get?

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (12:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (12:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Travis Wood kicks off today’s doubleheader, if the weather holds off.

by July 8, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: More James Russell Smoke, with a Side of Wesley Wright, um, Also Smoke

Lukewarm Stove: More James Russell Smoke, with a Side of Wesley Wright, um, Also Smoke

They may not be top pieces, but if the Cubs want to shop ’em, the Cubs have a couple interesting lefty relievers. And teams are interested.

by July 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

MOAR HOMERS: Baez, Soler, Almora (Twice) Go Deep – Plus Bonus Rizzo

MOAR HOMERS: Baez, Soler, Almora (Twice) Go Deep – Plus Bonus Rizzo

We can watch the Baez and Soler homers, though you’ll just have to take my word for it on the Almora dingers.

Cubs 35th Rounder Jordan Minch Will Sign, According to Jordan Minch

Cubs 35th Rounder Jordan Minch Will Sign, According to Jordan Minch

The 20-year-old lefty has been pitching well in the Cape Cod League after his sophomore year at Purdue.

Brian Cashman Provides Insight on Just How Much Chicago Cubs Liked Addison Russell

Brian Cashman Provides Insight on Just How Much Chicago Cubs Liked Addison Russell

Cashman says he believes the Yankees could have put together a deal for a Cubs pitcher, but Russell trumped it all.

We Get to See Hendricks, Wada, and Beeler This Week and Other Bullets

We Get to See Hendricks, Wada, and Beeler This Week and Other Bullets

It’s going to be a fun week to see some of the Cubs’ “young” pitching.

by July 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs News