Lee Hits Go-Ahead Slam For Pirates, Cubs Lose 7-5Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.
Abbatacola: Don't Expect Much From September Call-UpsMike Quade has a tough road ahead in trying to find the proper balance of winning and developing unproven talent that may affect the organization's future.
Castro Gets Another Hit But Cubs Lose To GiantsMadison Bumgarner matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, Jeff Keppinger and Pablo Sandoval hit consecutive homers in the fourth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday to snap a three-game skid and avoid a sweep.
Greinke Stays Perfect At Home, Brewers Win AgainZack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth to remain perfect at home, Corey Hart homered for the second time in as many days and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
Abbatacola: Quade Explains Cubs' 2nd Half SuccessThe Cubs are 14-8 in August having won five of the six series that they have played. Today they go for the split against a 78-53 team, Atlanta.
Abbatacola: Quade, One Year LaterIt was one year ago when Mike Quade took control of the Cubs as they beat the Washington Nationals en route to a 24-13 record to finish the 2010 season.
Baffoe: Sunflower Seeds, ADD, And Misguided Uproar Over Starlin CastroIn what should be one of many not-so-memorable Cubs seasons in a long line of such, this team is certainly finding ways to be newsworthy.
Abbatacola: Castro Gets A 'Mental Day' Off
Report: Sandberg Still Interested In Cubs' JobRight now, there is no managerial opening with the Cubs. But if there were, Ryne Sandberg would be reportedly open to interviewing for the job.
Quade's Future In Doubt With Hendry OutLeft in the wake of Jim Hendry's dismissal as Cubs GM is manager Mike Quade, whose future in Chicago was already in doubt.
Bernstein: Good Riddance To A Big, Stupid BabyGo away, Carlos, and take the whole act with you. Pack up all your stomping, snorting, outsized machismo and sell it somewhere else.
Zambrano Cleans Out Locker, Threatens To Retire After EjectionChicago Cubs manager Mike Quade says Carlos Zambrano cleaned out his locker and "walked out" on the team after giving up five homers in Friday night's 10-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Bernstein: Will Cubs' Streak Make Ricketts Stupid?When Ricketts and his siblings took over the Cubs, he knew he needed to make significant changes to the baseball business, and he was not shy about telling people close to him about his plans.
Abbatacola: It's All About The Pitching
Wisch: Why The Cubs’ Deadline Inactivity Wasn’t DumbBaseball watchers everywhere are trying to figure out exactly what it was that the Chicago Cubs were up to last weekend at the MLB trade deadline.