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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…]

Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition After Taking Bat Shard to Chest

Some scary stuff in today’s game, as outfielder Tyler Colvin was hit in the chest by a flying piece of bat, which pierced his skin and caused some internal damage.[Read More…]

by September 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija Will Start Tomorrow

Carlos Silva has been bumped from his scheduled start tomorrow in St. Louis because of the dreaded “right elbow strain.” So who ya gonna call? Jeff Samardzija. “It sounds good.[Read More…]

by September 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join the Rotation Soon

After his call-up this week, the Chicago Cubs are almost ready to insert Jeff Samardzija into the rotation. Manager Mike Quade said Friday they hope to insert Jeff Samardzija into[Read More…]

by September 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Make Five September Call-Ups

Chicago Cubs Make Five September Call-Ups

Yesterday, with the AAA Iowa Cubs bowing out of the Pacific Coast League playoff race (on the last day of the regular season – ouch), the Chicago Cubs called up[Read More…]

September Call-Ups to Be Delayed for AAA Playoffs

September Call-Ups to Be Delayed for AAA Playoffs

Rosters expand today from 25 to 40, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to call up a number of the young players – most of whom we’ve seen already this[Read More…]

by September 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Whoa: Jeff Samardzija ASKED to Stay Down at AAA Iowa

Whoa: Jeff Samardzija ASKED to Stay Down at AAA Iowa

As the Chicago Cubs have gone through a cavalcade of young options in their bullpen in the last couple of months, questions have popped up as to why former top[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join Chicago Cubs Soon

Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join Chicago Cubs Soon

On September 1, MLB teams can expand their active roster – usually limited to 25 players – to as many as 40 players; namely, the 40 guys on the 40-man[Read More…]

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