Posted May 12, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Matt Garza
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, pictured, made his third rehab start tossing three plus shutout innings in AA. It was a good night for the Cubs' minors as Iowa, Tennessee and Kane County all won. Daytona had their game rained out.

Carlos Villanueva Has The Best Mustache In Baseball

Carlos Villanueva has a heck of a mustache.  I mean, just look at that thing.  Signed in the offseason to be a long reliever/plug ‘n play starter, Carlos Villanueva has stepped into the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs and made an instant impact.  Dubbed by Cubs color man, Jim Deshaies, as the “best mustache in baseball”, Villanueva is the owner of a 3.02 ERA and a...

Cubs Bats Alive & Well at the Wind, Not So Much on the Jack

Yasiel Balaguert mashed a two-run home run to key a three-ruun 3rd, Jeffrey Baez belted a solo HR, Trevor Gretzky collected an RBI double and two singles and scored three runs, Carlos Penalver singled, doubled, walked, stole a base, and scored two runs, Reggie Golden singled twice, walked, drove-in a run, and scored two more, and Lance Rymel doubled and walked and drove-in three...

Reports: Cubs, Rizzo agree on 7-year extension

Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year, $41 million contract. Multiple media outlets reported the extension, citing unidentified sources, before the first baseman's agent, Marc Pollak, confirmed the deal to According to reports, the deal includes two team options that could make it worth as much as $73 million over nine years. The 23...

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Backward Bobble Somersault Catch

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo flashes the leather with a backward, bobble, somersault basket catch while running towards right field. The kid can mash and flash! The post Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Backward Bobble Somersault Catch appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Chicago Cubs sign Anthony Rizzo to seven-year extension

During the 2012 regular season, the Chicago Cubs managed to lock up one of their core pieces for the future when they signed Starlin Castro to a six-year contract extension. On Sunday night, the nailed down another piece of that core with an extension of his own. The Cubs and first baseman Anthony Rizzo agreed to a seven-year contract extension, on a deal that could pan out to...

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Signs Extension: Future Is Now

The Chicago Cubs have not had much go right for them this season, but there is reason for Cubs fans to be happy about the future of their team. They just locked up their power-hitting first baseman Anthony Rizzo to seven-year extension worth $41 million. The Cubs envisioned Rizzo being part of their future, when they acquired him from the San Diego Padres in the 2011-12 off-season...

Cubs and First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Agree to 7-Year $41 Million Deal

  I always chuckle when I hear folks say baseball is dying, because it’s the complete opposite, players are getting paid. According to a story courtesy ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have locked up emerging first baseman Anthony Rizzo, after both parties agreed to a long term deal. The Chicago Cubs and first baseman Anthony Rizzo have agreed to a seven-year, $41 million deal...

Cubs close to activating Garza

Matt Garza could rejoin the Cubs’ rotation after Thursday’s rehab start with Triple-A Iowa. Garza has been Sidelined due to his lat. Garza lasted just 3 1/3 frames in his last rehab start, but three 66 pitches in the contest Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the righty threw with a lot of “aggressiveness” in his bullpen session on Monday. “We just have to get him built...

JoT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-11-13

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Reno Aces 1 Logan Watkins had a very un-Watkins like day. He went 1-4 with no walks or strikeouts. He was also hit by a pitch and had his 3rd error. Brett Jackson 2: Revenge of the Fallen Prospect Status went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI. He also struck out once, for old times sake. Josh Vitters went 1-5 with a double and 2 strikeouts. He's almost certainly the...

A Few Thoughts on Edwin(less) Jackson

Throughout the long storied history of the Chicago Cubs franchise, there have been many mistakes made in trades and in free agency. They made a mistake when they traded away Lou Brock. They made a mistake when they signed Kosuke Fukudome. They made a mistake when they extended Carlos Marmol to an ungodly amount of money, and yes they made a mistake when they traded Tyler Colvin for...

Cubs’ Matt Garza possible return May 21

Chicago Cubs' starting pitcher Matt Garza continues to show remarkable progress. Garza completed his third rehab outing, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings for the Cubs’ Double-A Tennessee Smokies on May 12. He has now pitched a total of 9.1 innings and allowed only two runs. He has walked four but struck out five. The biggest concern for Garza is getting his pitch...

Cubs sign Anthony Rizzo to seven-year deal

The Chicago Cubs have made Anthony Rizzo the face of their rebuilding efforts. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have signed the first basemen to a seven-year, $41 million extension. Escalators in the deal could push the total value to $73 million. Rizzo has spent parts of three years at the major league level. Since being inserted into the Cubs starting lineup the...

Anthony Rizzo Agrees To Seven-Year Extension With Cubs

Anthony Rizzo agreed to a contract extension worth $41 million that will keep him with the Chicago Cubs through 2019, according to major-league sources. The deal also includes two $14.5 million club options, plus $2 million buyouts. The guaranteed portion of the deal runs from 2013-19. The deal does not include any no-trade protection. Rizzo, 23, is hitting .288/.361/.554 with...

Chicago Cubs reactivate potential closer Kyuji Fujikawa

The Chicago Cubs currently have Kevin Gregg closing games for them. He’s got five saves and a perfect zero ERA. Kyuji Fujikawa is probably the future though. Fujikawa was activated from the 15-day disabled list today. To make room, Rafael Dolis was demoted to Triple-A Iowa. Fujikawa landed on the disabled list April 13th with a muscular strain of his right forearm. In two rehab...

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (13-21) at Washington Nationals (19-15)

The Nats have had a bit of a streaky season so far. They've swept the Mets, White Sox, and Tigers and have been swept by the Braves and Cardinals. They're currently riding a four game winning streak. Inconsistent offense has plagued the team this year (sounds familiar). I'm wishing I was back home this weekend, as just about everyone I know seems to be going to a game...
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