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CHICAGO (AP) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been scratched from the lineup due to left ankle soreness. Ruggiano was replaced by Ryan Sweeney for Saturday's game against Baltimore. Sweeney got the start in right and also batted in Ruggiano's fifth slot. Ruggiano is batting .281 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 81 games.

Chicago Cubs Refused to Trade Edwin Jackson

It was recently revealed by USA Today that the Chicago Cubs turned down a deal with the Atlanta Braves that would essentially trade Edwin Jackson for Braves OF B.J. Upton. Fans would do almost anything to ship Jackson out of town, but taking on Upton’s contract and strikeouts made it an irrational move for Cubs brass. Not only does Upton have more career strikeouts than hits,...

Watch the Cubs John Baker's bat go flying at a fan...who makes the COTY

The Cubs' John Baker loses his grip on his bat and it goes flying down the right-field line, only to be snared by a sure handed fan sitting behind the Cubs' dugout.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home

Unlocking Theo’s Blueprint for Rebuilding the Cubs

In what sometimes feels like a century old rebuilding process, Theo & Co. have stocked the farm system with a wealth of talent and rebuilt the franchise from the ground up. Trading valuable veteran assets for prospects has certainly sped up the process, but his philosophy on how to build a farm system will not only make the Cubs competitive soon but give the organization a level...

Report: Cubs rejected Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton trade proposal

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cubs rejected a trade offer that would have sent right-hander Edwin Jackson to the Braves for outfielder B.J. Upton. They were teammates while with the Rays a few years ago. The two sides discussed the deal before the trade deadline in July. A Jackson-for-Upton swap would be the epitome of a bad contract-for-bad contract deal. Jackson...

Why The Cubs Nixed the Braves

  In case you haven’t heard by now, The Cubs were reportedly offered Braves outfielder, BJ Upton in exchange for Edwin Jackson. To some Cubs fans, this deal would be a no brainer, Jackson hasn’t performed well, and any deal to get him out of a Cubs uniform should be warmly accepted. However, the Cubs denied the Braves request, and neither player was dealt. The Cubs and the Braves...

Cubs Edwin Jackson could thrive in bullpen

Genius physicist Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  The Cubs intransigence in keeping RHP Edwin Jackson in the starting rotation is bordering on insanity. Since he signed a four-year, $52 million contract prior to last season, Jackson, 30, has arguably been the worst starting pitcher in major league...

Longest Rain Delays in MLB History

With the ongoing saga that was the Cubs-Giants game finally ending Thursday evening before the regular game got going at 8 PM, have you wondered where it ranks among the longest rain delays in MLB history? For a bit of a refresher, that Cubs-Giants game started Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled time. Anthony Rizzo hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning and then...

Cubs reinstate Schlitter, option to Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs reinstated right-hander Brian Schlitter from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. Schlitter went on the disabled list on Aug. 9 with right shoulder inflammation. He is 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 53 games this season. He gave up one run and one hit in one inning during a rehab assignment on Saturday at Iowa.

Coghlan helps Cubs beat Orioles 7-2

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. Justin Grimm (4-2) pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings after a long rain delay as the last-place Cubs won their second straight against the AL East leaders. Logan Watkins...

Cubs' Wada has no-hitter through 6 innings

CHICAGO (AP) Tsuyoshi Wada of the Chicago Cubs has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Making his eighth major league start, the Japanese left-hander has eight strikeouts. Facing his first big league organization, Wada has walked one and thrown 88 pitches.

Jake Arrieta pitches Cubs to 4-1 victory vs. Orioles

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hasn’t forgotten his time with the Baltimore Orioles. Instead of simply moving on from that part of his career, he still draws on the positive and negative experiences he had in Baltimore. It was clear during the Cubs’ 4-1 victory Friday against the Orioles that those years haven’t been wasted. ‘‘You think about it all the time,’’ Arrieta...

TCR Friday Notes

- Well the Cubs let someone else hand out the stupid contract and the Red Sox are the winner. 6/72.5M for Rusney Castillo...a little over $12M per which isn't terrible for a Shane Victorino comp, but I don't think the Cubs had a spot for him for 6 years (or evern 3) and certainly not at a price higher than what Jose Abreu or Yasiel Puig got. - Javier Baez watch: 5 Home Runs...

Chicago Cubs Fan Is The Real Batman

This Chicaco Cubs fan plucked John Baker's flying bat right out of midair.

Cubs top Orioles 7-2

Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. The game was delayed because of rain for more than three hours. Justin Grimm (4-2) pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings after a long rain delay as the last-place Cubs won their second...

Cubs win ‘Tarpgate’ game over Giants

It took another seven-plus hours Thursday – including nearly two more hours of rain delay – but the Cubs finally completed a victory they thought they’d already won Tuesday, then finished a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants with a 5-3 loss in a regularly scheduled “nightcap.” If it seemed like a day of firsts for the Cubs, that’s because it was – including...
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