With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.
Edwin Jackson returned to the mound after a 66-minute rain delay and pitched eight solid innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Wednesday for their only victory of the four-game series.
Sveum acknowledged that it’s ultimately team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer’s decision, but he doubts the duo will move the right-hander.
Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano’s impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that played a part in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
An eight-day layoff didn’t agree with Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood.
Is Starlin Castro turning the corner again?
Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood seems to keep pitching better every outing. He just has very little to show for it.
Yes, the Cubs lost to the Reds 6-2 at Wrigley Field last night. But that small fact isn’t even close to the biggest story in the Cubs organization from Monday.
The Chicago Cubs’ bullpen has allowed 17 home runs through the first 56 games this season, and the one Carlos Villanueva gave up to Albert Pujols was easily one of the most aggravating for manager Dale Sveum to watch.
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.