J.J. Putz

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wood Homers, Allows 1 Run In Cubs’ Win

Travis Wood was so dangerous at the plate Monday night that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson actually changed pitchers before the Cubs starter could bat with the bases loaded in the sixth.


Chicago Cubs' Blake DeWitt follows through on a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Kennedy Goes 7 Innings To Lead Diamondbacks Over Cubs, 3-2

Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past a Chicago Cubs split squad 3-2 Monday.


Kerry Wood

Spiegel: Kid K, Take 2, At 33

Maybe you’ve heard talk of, or even share, my standard reaction to Cubs maneuvers these days. The shrug. No matter the player acquired, I just can’t seem to divorce myself from broader feelings about the roster, and the man left in charge of the baseball decisions. Carlos Pena at 5 mil, with 5 mil deferred? Solid move. But where’s this club going next season?

670 The Score–12/16/2010

Paul Konerko

Grote: Konerko And Putz Say No, For Now

That is a no from Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz. Each refused to accept the White Sox offers of salary arbitration and are both now on the free agent market.

670 The Score–12/01/2010

A. J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko

Cowley: Sox offer arbitration to Konerko and Putz, no to Pierzynski

Let the offseason posturing begin. The White Sox announced before Tuesday’s 11 p.m. deadline that they offered salary arbitration to free agents Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz, but declined that same offer to catcher A.J. Pierzynski and designated hitter Manny Ramirez.

670 The Score–11/23/2010

Paul Konerko

White Sox Offer Arbitration To Konerko And Putz, Not A.J.

The Chicago White Sox have offered salary arbitration to free agent first baseman Paul Konerko and right-handed pitcher J.J. Putz.


Thornton and Putz headed to DL

White Sox pitchers Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz are officially headed to the DL. The team has confirmed this is a press release where they also announced that Lucas Harrell and Erick Threets will fill […]


Are the Sox Toast?

So I return from vacation to hear Sox fans describe their churning insides as they hurl invective at JJ Putz. (I will refrain best I can from easy “putz” references, though the mind does wander […]


Why The Sox Are In 1st Place…

Last night after crunching some numbers, I rattled off some stats off that may explain why the Sox are 25-5 in their last 30 games and in 1st Place in the AL Central. If you […]