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.
Good news for Cubs fans: Matt Garza said his tricep is feeling better and a trip to the disabled list is unlikely.
With rumors beginning to swirl, The Mully and Hanley Show spoke with MLB Network’s Peter Gammons to get the inside scoop.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in both Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
The two teams discussed a trade for Garza back in January, but talks fizzled out.
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.
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.
The New York Yankees need starting pitching depth and they are interested in the Cubs’ Matt Garza.
Consuming Cubs baseball is simply unhealthy right now, if it matters to you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of Matt Garza’s wildness and beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Sunday.
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.
Samardzija is coming off his best season as a professional notching eight wins in 2011 to go along with an era of 2.97.