Posted August 21, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Brooks Raley
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Not a good night for the Cubs minors as every team lost except AAA Iowa who snapped a five-game losing streak behind eight shutout innings from Brooks Raley.

A Guess at What the 2014 Cubs May Look Like

There's a lot of talk lately on what the Cubs future will look like and many of us are curious on just how young the Cubs will look in 2014. TheJedi have already hinted that a lot of youngsters will break camp with the team in 2014, but they say a lot of things and doesn't necessarily mean it's true. That being said, let's take a quick look at some possible options...

Chicago Cubs trade David DeJesus to Washington

Earlier today it was announced that the Chicago Cubs have traded veteran outfielder David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. This is the second deal these two teams have made this year, after the Cubs traded Scott Hairston to Washington back on July 8th. The Cubs signed DeJesus after the 2011 season to a two year deal worth $10MM, with a club option...

Did the Cubs give Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro the money too soon?

One of the major themes of the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 seasons is whether team management was hasty in awarding long term extensions to shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Anthony Rizzo when both were under club control for several more seasons.  On August 28, 2012, the Cubs signed Castro to a seven-year, $53 million contract through 2019 even though he was under club control...

Cubs Rumors: Chicago to pursue Shin-Soo Choo this winter

The Chicago Cubs have impressive pieces in the majors and in the minor leagues. They have Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant and others. Do you notice anything similar with all of those guys? Five out of the six of them hit right-handed, while the only left-handed hitter is Anthony Rizzo. In the offseason, the Cubs are going to pursue...

What’s wrong with Starlin Castro???

First thing’s first, we have a bit of news for all you readers.  We at The Full Count will be transferring our hosting over to  This should give us an opportunity to get a bit more exposure so make sure you check us out over there, and while you’re there, check out the rest of the site.  We will be up and running on there in the next couple weeks, so look...

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo misses game with migraine headache

Nothing is worse than a migraine. They always seem to hit at the most inopportune times, serving as some form of kryptonite to our everyday life. Simple tasks and responsibilities fall by the wayside, as we essentially become prisoners in our own heads. Don't believe me? Ask Anthony Rizzo, of the Chicago Cubs. Rizzo, was forced to miss last night's game marking his first...

Jayson Werth frozen on 57-mph curveball

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva broke off a 57-mph curveball on Jayson Werth Wednesday that left the Washington Nationals outfielder more frozen than Ted Williams’ head. Werth clubbed a 3-run home run earlier in the game, so no doubt Villanueva wanted to pitch him carefully in the at-bat. He threw him two called strikes to […]

David DeJesus’ wife posts heartbreaking tweet after he’s traded from Cubs

When the David DeJesus signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs in November, 2011, no one was happier about it than his wife, Kim. Kim grew up about 45 minutes away from Wrigley Field in Wheaton, Ill., so it was a welcome return to her old stomping grounds. That’s why Kim was particularly devastated […]The post David DeJesus’ wife posts heartbreaking tweet after he’s...

Jayson Werth Frozen by 57-MPH Curveball From Carlos Villanueva, Says He’s ‘Never Seen a Pitch That Slow’ (Video)

It doesn’t have to be fast, as long as it gets the job done. Jayson Werth found that out the hard way Wednesday night, when a pitch from Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva that looked like it belonged in the Little League World Series left the Nationals outfielder frozen to the ground. After firing in a 90-mph fastball for strike one, Villanueva dialed the speed way down for his second...

Cubs 11, Nationals 1

Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Schierholtz connected for a three-run shot in the first and a two-run drive in the seventh in his fourth career multihomer game. He also had an RBI double in the third in Chicago's highest-scoring...

Drunk Cardinals Fan Attempts To Kick Cubs Fan, Fails Miserably

The St. Louis Cardinals played a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs — a series that started with a 7-0 win by the Cubs on Friday night. After the one-sided shutout, a drunk Cardinals fan took to the streets to defend his team’s honor, approaching a clearly unfazed Cubs fan. After a brief round of “come at me, bro” posturing, he attempted to kick said Cubs fan. Key word...

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Charles Murphy

In preparation for this series on the supposed curses that have haunted the Chicago Cubs, I have done a lot of research on Cubs history and heard a lot of interesting stories. This weeks edition comes because of a tip from World Series Dreaming fan Pete D’Alessandro. In 1945, Billy Sianis placed the alleged curse on the Cubs which has been the rumored reason why the beloved North...

Cubs trade DeJesus, break out of offensive funk

The Cubs hope saving about $2.5 million after trading David DeJesus to the Nationals is only part of their latest look toward the future. For starters the dealing of DeJesus for a player to be named will give other players a chance to prove they can help revamp a stagnant offense. "The biggest thing is figuring things out offensively" general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...
Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.