Matt Garza

Starter Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 20, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hanley: Cubs Can’t ‘Tune Out The Noise’ If They Don’t Deal Dempster

It was only about six weeks ago that Cubs president Theo Epstein said he and his staff had to “tune out the noise” from fans and media as they went about building the team into something akin to championship caliber. Better buy some ear plugs.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

Matt Garza

Garza Doesn’t Think He’ll Need A DL Trip

Good news for Cubs fans: Matt Garza said his tricep is feeling better and a trip to the disabled list is unlikely.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Gammons Breaks Down Trade Deadline

With rumors beginning to swirl, The Mully and Hanley Show spoke with MLB Network’s Peter Gammons to get the inside scoop.

670 The Score–07/20/2012

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney hits a two-run home run in the 2nd inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on July 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Barney, Garza Lead Cubs Over Diamondbacks 3-1

Darwin Barney homered and Matt Garza threw seven shutout innings to lift the Chicago Cubs to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-1 win Sunday.

07/15/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Heyman: Dodgers Interested In Dempster, Garza

The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in both Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Matt Garza

Report: Tigers Interested In Garza

The two teams discussed a trade for Garza back in January, but talks fizzled out.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his two-run home run in the fifth inning with Starlin Castro #12 during the game against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on June 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s 1st HR Of Season Lifts Cubs Over Astros 3-2

Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer with the Cubs, a two-run go-ahead shot in the fifth inning, and Chicago beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday for its fourth win in five games.

06/30/2012

Aaron Hill #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reaches first base safely as Jeff Baker #3 of the Chicago Cubs makes a play on a throw in the dirt at Chase Field on June 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cubs Swept By Diamondbacks With 5-1 Loss

Wade Miley outpitched Matt Garza in eight strong innings, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

06/24/2012

Matt Garza

Report: Yankees, Red Sox Interested In Garza

The New York Yankees need starting pitching depth and they are interested in the Cubs’ Matt Garza.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Joe Mather. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Ok That The Cubs Are Really Bad

Consuming Cubs baseball is simply unhealthy right now, if it matters to you.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Garza Dominates, Cubs Beat Phillies 5-1

Matt Garza executed his plan to near perfection. Garza pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and struck out 10 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1.

04/29/2012

Miami Marlins starter Mark Buehrle pitches during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on April 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Ramirez, Buehrle Help Marlins Beat Cubs 9-1

Hanley Ramirez homered for the third game in a row, Mark Buehrle pitched eight innings for his first victory with Miami and the Marlins beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Wednesday night.

04/18/2012

Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza throws a pitch in the 4th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Garza Shines, Greinke Routed As Cubs Beat Brewers

Matt Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs sent Zack Greinke to his worst beating in 1 1/2 years in an 8-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday that prevented a four-game sweep.

04/12/2012

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto talks with pitcher Carlos Marmol after Marmol blew a 4-3 lead against the Washington Nationals in the 8th inning at Wrigley Field on April 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bullpen Blows Lead Again, Cubs Fall To Nats 7-4

Carlos Marmol insists it’s too soon for him to be frustrated. Cubs fans sure are, though. Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.

04/07/2012

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Barney, Cubs Beat Weaver, Angels 8-1

Darwin Barney hit an RBI triple off Jered Weaver that broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Sunday.

04/01/2012

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Reds’ Latos Strains Calf, Leaves 7-4 Loss To Cubs

Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos strained his left calf during a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, providing another pitching concern for the Reds.

03/27/2012

Matt Garza

McKnight: Matt Garza Turns In Solid Start, Teaches Youngsters

Cubs starter Matt Garza was much better in his third start than his first two. Garza threw three innings and gave up two earned on three hits and a walk. He struck out three and, most importantly, said it’s all going to plan.

03/16/2012

Matt Garza #17 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 27, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Garza Wild In 5-0 Loss To Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of Matt Garza’s wildness and beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Sunday.

03/11/2012

Pitcher Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a pitch that got him ejected from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Wisch: An ‘Amazing’ Zambrano? Don’t You Believe It, Chicago

I believe the guy is talented. I believe he is a decent person, albeit a ridiculously hotheaded and immature one. And I believe that he’s one of the most passionate – and entertaining – athletes in all of baseball. I also believe that the Cubs couldn’t be luckier to be done with him.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Jeff Samardzija

Schuster: Samardzija Will Get Shot To Start

Samardzija is coming off his best season as a professional notching eight wins in 2011 to go along with an era of 2.97.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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