Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein had absolutely no problem with manager Dale Sveum’s decision to demote Carlos Marmol from his closing position.
The only way to find out if that request rings the Cubs’ phones is if Carlos Marmol keeps pitching, though. He needs to be given the opportunity to possibly return to the type of guy Jason Goff referred to as “You won’t hit me, but I might hit you.”
The Cubs today made 11 cuts as the teams works to define a 25-man roster.
The 2013 Cubs are fait accompli, and there are only so many ways for someone to write that the team is going to be bad again.
The bunting tournament is back for the Cubs in Spring Training and believe it or not, that wasn’t the biggest news for day one with the Cubs. Lots of topics were broached as Theo Epstein and crew addressed the assembled media.
“He got the bird but he also got me. It happens more often then you think”, said Sveum.
Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros’ National League finale.
Well, the 2012 baseball season in Chicago has come to an end. For some, mercifully. For others, disappointingly.
On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Marco Estrada allowed two hits in six solid innings to win for the first time in almost a year, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Tuesday night.
Before the start of the Cubs-Astros game Wednesday afternoon, Cubs manager Dale Sveum let him mind wander to what it would be like if the North Siders actually won the World Series.
It doesn’t take any kind of experienced scout to see outs being made, or any kind of analytical wizard to see month-by-month batting numbers sliding into frightening territory.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Matt Garza will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season.
A bleacher ticket for tonight’s game at Wrigley Field against the division-leading Reds still costs $52. Actually, make that $67.42 with the service charge and processing fee. Oh, and did I mention that Chris Volstad (0-8, 7.22 ERA) is on the mound, too?
Joe Mather was playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time in his career, and his timing couldn’t have been worse — in more ways than one.
Chris Volstad will look to improve on his 0-7, 7.94 ERA this year on Saturday against the Dodgers.
Ryan Dempster’s trip to Arlington, Texas has opened doors and spots in the Cubs rotation this weekend and early next week.
Paul Maholm pitched eight innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Thursday, ruining Mark Buehrle’s return to Chicago.
It was the Ozzie Guillen, Carlos Zambrano, and Mark Buehrle show before the Cubs/Marlins game tonight at Wrigley Field, and the sweaty-hot, filled to capacity Marlin dugout wasn’t my assignment.
James Rowson joined the Cubs this year as their minor-league hitting coordinator but was quickly promoted. CBS 2′s Megan Mawicke reports.
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