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Socrates Brito rifled a line-drive into the RF corner and then raced around the bases for a two-run inside-the-park home run, and Ben Eckels threw three innings of one-hit ball and combined with four relievers to toss a shutout, as the Diamondbacks blanked the Cubs 2-0 in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa.Tags: AZ Instructional LeagueJorge SolerGioskar AmayaPierce JohnsonStarling Peralta
BEST OF MAXIM
Earlier today, the Cubs Marketing Department was informed that their annual pizza party had been cancelled. The announcement came after the Cubs failed to reach 3 million in ticket sales for 2012. This season was the first since 2003 that the team didn't reach the magic number with only 2,882,756 fans paying to see the 61-101 team. "We're not going to reward failure...
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he is open to being traded in the offseason.
The 36-year-old is having his best season in years. He said Wednesday that ''I just want to have one more shot to go to the World Series before I (retire).''
Soriano has two years remaining on his contract and says he will consider walking away when the deal is up.
Bijan Rademacher roped a two-run triple, walked twice, and scored three runs, and NWL batting champion Stephen Bruno drove-in three runs with a two-run triple and an RBI FC, propelling the Cubs to a 10-7 victory over Athletics in Arizona Instructional League action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa.Tags: AZ Instructional LeagueBijan RademacherStephen BrunoDillon MaplesJuan...
The Chicago Cubs have received permission to add seats at Wrigley Field.
Just days after the Cubs completed one of the worst seasons in team history, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks gave the team permission Thursday to add more seats. The commission said Cubs officials can move a brick wall at Wrigley Field three feet closer to home plate so 56 more seats can be installed.
The Chicago Cubs didn't expect to contend this season, but the new brass might have been surprised by the 101-loss season. Give team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer credit, though. They approached their first season exactly the way they said they would. Once the July 31 trade deadline neared, Epstein and Hoyer traded veteran players for prospects, in keeping...
The Slanch Report suggests that Cubs tickets are selling for peanuts. Julie posted the other day you can get tickets for 9 cents. I wondered how accurate it would be to say they were selling for peanuts so I went over to Google Shopping to find out. Turns out the cheapest Planters Peanuts you can [...]
The Cubs have promoted Shiraz Rehman to assistant general manager.
The 34-year-old Rehman joined Chicago last November as assistant to the general manager after spending six seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' front office. He also worked under Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer as an intern in the Boston Red Sox's baseball...
Theo Epstein made numerous changes during his first season as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations.
Players were traded, prospects were called up, their star shortstop Starlin Castro was awarded a seven-year contract and front office personnel and coaches were fired.
When the tumultuous first season - one filled with player gaffes and fundamental mistakes - ended...
The Cubs' season has mercifully ended and now things get interesting again as Theo continues his overhaul of the entire organization. All Coaches Returning Next Year, Please Step Forward. Not So Fast, Pat… The strains of the final playing of "Go Cubs Go" were still echoing in the park when the team announced Pat Listach [...]
Game 162 is here and it features the worst two teams in baseball for the third consecutive day. So far the worst team has beaten the only slightly less worse team twice in a row. The Cubs are trying to avoid the embarrassing sweep at the hands of the mighty Astros. To do so, the [...]
Wednesday night marked the last game of the Chicago Cubs regular season. A season that ended with the second most losses in franchise history. Though it’s not in my nature to share personal preferences, I must admit in this case that as a fan, the 2012 season did sting a little bit. There was new management, a flurry of new talent and players, and in many ways a cleaning of house...
Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros' National League finale.
In the first series between 100-game losers in the major leagues since 1962, LaHair homered in the second and broke a 4-all tie in the ninth against Hector Ambriz (1-0).
Houston went 55-107 and set a club record for losses...
Warning: This post barely mentions the Cubs and even then only in a tangential manner. It will also contain what I can only assume will be a nauseating amount of sentimental nonsense. Please feel free to skip straight to the comments and post inappropriate GIFs, hilarious Alvin photoshops, or even some baseball stuff. In fact, [...]
Today is the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season, so (among other things) these three things happen: Tags: Cubs Roster Information