The Chicago Cubs have been the model of mediocrity and consistency all season long. But if they want to compete for the National League Central title, they’ll need to see improvement from their starting rotation.
The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander Doug Davis to a Minor League on Tuesday, according to the team’s official website.
In his opening day post-game press conference, Mike Quade told us that Ryan Dempster made “two mistakes and they left the ballpark.”
Andrew Cashner had to leave Tuesday’s game in the 6th inning after he experienced tightness in his right shoulder.
Matt Garza’s first spring training with the Chicago Cubs didn’t go the way that he, the Cubs or the fans would have wanted.
On Friday, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade named Randy Wells as the team’s fourth starter. With four of the five starting slots filled, the final spot comes down to Andrew Cashner or Carlos Silva.
Carlos Zambrano isn’t your typical pitcher. Of course there’s the whole anger management thing, but he’s also a very effective player in the batters box.
This is one of the biggest spring trainings of Jeff Samardzija’s young career, but you couldn’t tell by talking to him.
On June 25 of last season Carlos Zambrano got into a dugout altercation with then first baseman Derrek Lee. The result of the altercation was a suspension of Zambrano and eventual enrollment in anger management counseling.
Wait…there’s trouble with Carlos Marmol? Well, you wouldn’t think so considering that the Cubs’ star closer avoided arbitration on Monday by agreeing to a three-year, $20 million deal that locks him up with the team through 2013.
For Carlos Zambrano, last season was filled with disappointing performances and uncontrollable anger on the field.
There are a lot of elements to the Chicago Cubs that could turn into positives or negatives for the team. The purpose of spring training it to do your best to make them positives.
Dinner will be on Carlos Marmol tonight. In fact he should be paying for the remainder of the spring after signing a 3 year deal in excess of $20 million.