Found February 19, 2013 on
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Everyone heckles the Cubs
Despite packing in the fans last year (the Cubs held the tenth spot in overall attendance rankings) the Cubs managed to fall 36 games behind the first-place Reds, finishing fifth in the NL Central standings. WIll the bleacher bums have something to cheer about in 2013 or will they heckle their own team worse than the two old men in the balcony on the Muppets?
Although Spring Training has only just begun, the bad luck for the Cubbies seems to be in Chicago already: yesterday, Matt Garza had to bow out of his throwing session early with a mild lat strain. The Reds offense did not face Garza last year as his season ended in July due to injury, so we can only speculate how he will fare against Reds’ bats. Official Cubs reports seem optimistic about yesterday’s incident, but their fragile rotation can’t handle any injuries: Scott Baker, returning from Tommy John surgery is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, leaving Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Ja...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last week, the Cubs outrighted Tony Campana off thier 40-man to make room for Scott Hairston. Today, the Diamondbacks agreed to give up two pitchers for the speedster...RHP Erick Leal and RHP Jesus Castillo. Judging by the quality going out, I wouldn't expect much on the quality coming in, but maybe the Cubs unearth one of those diamonds in the rough. Leal, a 6-3" righty...
Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has said that he wants to be a
part of the next winning Chicago Cubs’ team. However, if the Cubbies fall out
of contention this season, something could happen sooner than later, Soriano
would be interested in being traded, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago.
Soriano’s top priorities include going to a team where he
would feel comfortable...
Bad luck just keeps getting worse for Chicago Cubs’ starter Matt Garza. After
spending the second half of 2012 on the disabled list and the offseason rehabbing
his right elbow, Garza finally returned to throwing live batting
practice as the Cubs began full-squad Spring Training workouts. Now, Garza
will miss at least a week after Tuesday's MRI revealed a mild lat strain...
According to a report, the Cubs are willing to eat $26 million of the remaining $36 million owed left fielder Alfonso Soriano over the next two seasons, the last of the eight-year, $136 million deal he signed before the 2007 season. The contract includes a full no-trade clause, which Soriano invoked last season when he rejected a trade to the San Francisco Giants, using the negative...
Workouts are underway, less than a week until the Cactus League opener, and baseball cannot get here fast enough.
Today we are treated to a couple of Tweets as Darwin Barney engaged in live batting practice with one Jeff Samardzija, aka Shark…
Barney hits comebacker at Samardzija, who showed quick reflexes. Barney on near miss: “We don’t need that” #Cubs
— Carrie Muskat...
“Tom (Downers Grove)
People are downplaying the importance of Navarro coming here and backing up Castillo. Am I the only one who thinks Navarro was a great pick up and could play his way into starting?
No, you’re not–I’m convinced of the same possible result. During his media session on Monday, Cubs’ starter Matt Garza went on and on about Navarro’s...
I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues. Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway. Or perhaps it’s because the sub-zero windchill temperatures slapped at my face as I did so. I just need a reminder that the crack...
FINALLY! The Cubs have heard our cries!
Cubs in-game programming director Jim Oboikowitch said Tuesday there will be some changes to the stretch this year after listening to what fans had to say.
“I think we definitely want to focus on former Cubs players, people that are Chicago natives, people who know baseball and who are Cubs fans,” he said. “I do think we want...
News coming out of Mesa, Arizona is not good for the Chicago Cubs, their fans, or the current plans or a rebuild. The idea of possibly trading Matt Garza during the season may be taking a big hit.
According to several twitter reports coming out of Cubs camp, Garza had to cut his first live batting practice session short. After calling out Head Athletic Trainer Chris Bosio, Garza...