Carlos Marmol

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by former teammate Aramis Ramirez #16 after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 3, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Castro Homers, Garza Goes 7 As Cubs Top Pirates

Starlin Castro homered and Matt Garza pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.


Carlos Zambrano. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: What’s ‘Z’ Deal? Keeping Zambrano Makes More Sense

If the Cubs trade Zambrano and still have to pay the majority of his freight – as was rumored in the proposed deal with the Yankees – then how does that help the Cubs?

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Chicago Cubs' Marlon Byrd hits a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Wells Wins For First Time Since April, Cubs Beat Astros, 5-1

Randy Wells pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since April 4 and Geovany Soto added a solo shot and an RBI single in the ninth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the major league-worst Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.


Carlos Marmol

Wisch: What Exactly Is Wrong With Carlos Marmol?

A year ago, Carlos Marmol was virtually un-hittable. Now he’s Mel Rojas. And the mighty struggles of the Cubs’ once mighty closer seems to have everyone asking questions.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Carlos Marmol

Stone: Limited Time To Move Marmol

You can count Steve Stone among the many baseball experts have been encouraging the Cubs to trade Carlos Marmol.

670 The Score–07/17/2011

Mike Quade and Sean Marshall. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Cubs Beat Marlins 2-1 Despite Marmol’s Struggles

Carlos Marmol struggled again but Sean Marshall came in to save the Cubs’ 2-1 win over the Marlins Friday at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Carlos Marmol

Teams Would Be ‘Happy To Unload Prospects’ For Marmol

In his last 1.1 innings pitched, Carlos Marmol has given up three hits, five walks and seven earned runs on his way to blowing to saves. And as the trading deadline approaches, he recent struggles may not have much of an impact on his trade value.

670 The Score–07/15/2011

Cubs Blow Game vs. Marlins After Disastrous 9th

The Marlins scored six times in the ninth inning to rally for a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night that extended their season-high winning streak to six games.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Carlos Marmol

Would The Cubs Consider Trading Marmol?

At this point in the season, it’s pretty clear that the Chicago Cubs aren’t going to be competing the NL Central. But, in preparing to compete in the division over the next few season, the team needs to evaluate which players can be traded for prospects.

670 The Score–07/10/2011

Marcos Mateo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Cubs Make Roster Moves As Mateo Goes On D.L.

A day after leaving the Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals in Washington, Marcos Mateo was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Sergio Santos

Stone: Santos Has ‘Great Pitcher’s Mentality’

The closer role is reserved for a team’s best, and most reliable relief pitcher. For the Chicago White Sox, Sergio Santos has taken a strangle hold over that role.

670 The Score–07/03/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Cubs Win On 11th Inning Philadelphia Error

Tyler Colvin scored from second on a throwing error in the 11th to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Home Runs Power Cubs Past Reds, Snap Eight-Game Losing Streak

Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to lead the slumping Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Starlin Castro (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Cubs Drop Seventh Straight As Garza Struggles

Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer and drove in four as the Cincinnati Reds sent the frustrated Cubs to their seventh straight loss Monday night.

670 The Score–06/06/2011

Carlos Zambrano. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Zambrano Apologizes, Wants To Remain A Cub

Carlos Zambrano apologized to closer Carlos Marmol Monday for his critical comments after the closer blew a save Sunday and will not be fined.

670 The Score–06/06/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Muller: Big Z Is Right, The Cubs Are ‘Embarrassing’

Carlos Zambrano has been quite the “character” during his time with the Chicago Cubs. From his outbursts at himself, the umpires, the media, his teammates and seemingly anything or anyone else that gets in his way, Carlos is never one to hide how he really feels.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Carlos Marmol

Slumping Cubs Start Series With Reds

The struggling Chicago Cubs might be exactly who the Cincinnati Reds want to see right now, and Cubs’ current losing streak might be in danger of growing.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Zambrano Unloads After Cardinals Sweep Cubs

After losing a victory, Carlos Zambrano lost his cool. The volatile Cubs starter criticized closer Carlos Marmol for giving Ryan Theriot a pitch to hit on the RBI double that kept the St. Louis Cardinals alive for another timely shot from Albert Pujols.


Albert Pujols

Guess Who? Pujols Leads Cardinals Past Cubs Again

Albert Pujols hit a game-ending homer in extra innings for the second straight day, beating the Chicago Cubs with a leadoff shot in the 10th inning of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-2 victory on Sunday.


Carlos Marmol

Quade Still Confident In His Closer

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cubs put together a three-run rally to take the lead, and what most would assume would be the game as well. But Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in the following inning and the Cubs lost 7-3.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011