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Cubs Clearly Want Jeff Samardzija to Succeed

Cubs Clearly Want Jeff Samardzija to Succeed

Not that the Cubs would wish failure on any of their players, but the team’s effort to push Jeff Samardzija to success this Spring has been obvious and, at times,[Read More…]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

It’s always a difficult issue this time of year: how much should the fact that a guy has a huge, guaranteed contract or the fact that a guy is out[Read More…]


If Randy Wells Doesn’t Make the Rotation, He’s Going to AAA Iowa

If Randy Wells Doesn’t Make the Rotation, He’s Going to AAA Iowa

I’ve made no secret about my belief that the very notion that Randy Wells is “competing” for a rotation spot is beyond absurd. Even if basing the decision solely on[Read More…]

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

A little less than a week ago, the Chicago Cubs traded second base prospect Tony Thomas to the Red Sox for reliever/prospect Robert Coello, whom the Red Sox had to[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

At the time of the 2010 Chicago Cubs Spring Training, there were no fewer than four guys competing for two back-end rotation spots: Tom Gorzelanny, Carlos Silva, Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

by January 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Chicago Cubs’ thinning prospect corps just received a shot in the arm when Villanova wide receiver Matt Szczur, drafted by the Cubs in the 5th round last year, but[Read More…]

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Is Carlos Silva impressively confident, or embarrassingly delusional? I’m not quite sure. But I am sure that the Chicago Cubs’ rotation prospects are looking both bright and crowded these days.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

2011 Cubs Convention Lineup: Includes Matt Garza and Carlos Pena

New Cubs Matt Garza and Carlos Pena, and recently-returned Cub Kerry Wood, will be at this weekend’s Cubs Convention, together with a number of other Cubs stars. And, of course,[Read More…]

by January 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

In case you’re headed to the 2011 Cubs Convention, beginning January 14, or in case you’re thinking of going, here’s a top-heavy sampling of what you can expect (aside from[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

I’m at least partially kidding. But several Chicago Cubs are already working out in anticipation of the 2011 season at “Camp Colvin,” an offseason workout camp in Mesa, Arizona, named[Read More…]

Sean Marshall to the Rotation?

Sean Marshall to the Rotation?

Last Spring, Sean Marshall was in a competition to make the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. Between he, Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Silva, and Tom Gorzelanny, Marshall easily pitched the best. No one[Read More…]


Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Might Look at Jon Garland

Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Might Look at Jon Garland

The Chicago Cubs’ rotation at present figures to feature Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster for sure, but the other three spots are somewhat up in the air. Randy Wells is[Read More…]

by November 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ Draftee Matt Szczur Prefers Football

Chicago Cubs’ Draftee Matt Szczur Prefers Football

The Chicago Cubs drafted Villanova baseball star Matt Szczur in the fifth round of this year’s draft, and expectations were high. Szczur, 21, is an athletic outfielder – whom the[Read More…]