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What else can we say about Carlos Marmol that hasn’t been said before? The guy has always had poor control. With loss of velocity and more hitters being patient against him, Marmol has gone from being historically awesome to being piss poor. He’s probably done.
After today’s tough loss where Marmol couldn’t record a single out while leaving quite a big mess for Hector Rondon to clean up (Rondon didn’t clean anything up), Cubs manager Dale Sveum had this to say:
Sveum on Marmol: “He’s got to pitch. We only have seven guys, and they have to pitch.” #Cubs
— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) May 4, 2013
As much as Cubs fans would love for someone other than Marmol to take the ball in any situation (I could even see some pining for Kevin Gregg or Shawn Camp, lulzy), the fact is that relievers cannot be perpetually used due to the stress of warming up and having to toss high-pressure pitches in those stints. Maybe we could attribute those eight walks to home plate umpire Alan Porter’s ridicu
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The Cubs have reinstated 3B Ian Stewart from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA Iowa.
Stewart suffered a strained quad in an intrasquad game in February, and missed the entire 2013 MLB Cactus League Spring Training schedule. He was placed on the Cubs MLB 15-day Disabled List on March 31st (retro to 3/22), and was left behind at Extended Spring Training when the Cubs left Arizona...
After Saturday’s loss, Chicago Cub fans have completely given up on Carlos Marmol, and manager Dale Sveum has been thrown into the fire right along with him. Fans are getting tired of seeing Marmol trotted out to the mound game after game, only to see him give fans heart attacks, and finding a way to grab defeat from the jaws of victory. They want Marmol gone from the team, and...
Just by taking the field today the Iowa Cubs snapped their three-game skid at the hands of Mother Nature. Then they proceeded to hand Oklahoma City its first loss in a week by whipping the Redhawks 5-2 in the first game of a twinbill at Principal Park with a little help from rehabbing Kyuji Fujikawa.
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Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is now officially
active. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Stewart completed his 20-day rehab assignment on May 3, and the Cubs
officially assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs. He began his
rehab on April 13.
#Cubs activate Stewart from DL, and he's optioned to Iowa
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May...
Chicago Cubs pitchers will get Triple-A rehab assignments within the next few
days. Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch for the Iowa Cubs on
Sunday, May 5, and starter Matt Garza will pitch on Monday, May 6.
Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her follwers:
#Cubs rehab updates: Fujikawa to pitch at @iowacubs on Sunday, Garza to start there...
Darwin Barney of the Cubs got up and personal with a bench on Friday as he chased after a foul ball. The result was a pretty solid collision with a bench but the young man rubbed some dirt on it and he was fine.
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When I think about great actors, I think about Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks, Rock Hudson and Julio Borbon?!?
During Thursday's Padres/Cubs affair at Wrigley, Borbon was facing Padres pitcher Luke Gregerson and pulled off one of the worst acting jobs in MLB history.
Watch as a Gregerson pitch goes a tad outside and fails to hit Bourbon but that doesn't stop Julio from acting...
It’s Sunday, the weather is…eh, serviceable…and the Cubs are hosting the Reds in the last of their three-game set at Wrigley Field. We have ourselves a lineup:
CF David DeJesus
SS Starlin Castro
1B Anthony Rizzo
LF Alfonso Soriano
RF Nate Schierholtz
C Dioner Navarro
3B Luis Valbuena
2B Darwin Barney
P Edwin Jackson
We should probably...
The Cubs kicked off their 10-game home stand with a four-game series against the Padres. There were great outings by our starting pitchers, and by “our starting pitchers,” I mean the Cubs starting pitchers. Offensively, the Cubs seem to be getting more life, they finished off the month of April with 35 home runs, which is third in franchise history. Defensively they need...
Before yesterday's bottom of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman had allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and 1 measly run over 13.1 IP. Friday, the Cubs got to him for 4 hits, 2 BB, and 3 runs in just two-thirds of an inning, and his ERA jumped from 0.68 to 2.57. It was also just the second time in 17 career appearances v. the Cubs that Chapman has been scored upon at all. Thus, I am counting yesterday...
The Cubs dropped thier third straight game yesterday. Two of the past three games where lost due to 4 run eighth inning. The bullpen has been the source of great frustration for the second straight start of a season, and I really don’t want to dwell on the obvious of Cubs need better relievers. Instead I want to talk about the #TeaseRally on Friday.
The Cubs were down four and...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija cut his hand open on a baseball, and that bloody ball was then sold at an auction for the Cincinnati Reds' charity.
John Polonius blasted a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the 4th to break a 4-4 tie and propel the Giants to a 6-4 victory on Field #1, and Jonathan Jones belted a two-run walk-off double off the LF fence on a 3-0 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 5th as the Giants edged the Cubs 4-3 on Field #2 (thus sweeping the doubleheader), in Cactus League Extended...