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The Cubs lost to the Giants yesterday after Carlos Marmol toyed with a mixture of wildness and hittability to blow a ninth-inning tie. That's probably the nail in the coffin full of nails.

Did Jorge Soler murder a baseball last night?


Do the Cubs have a game today?


Quote I didn't see coming.

"I think the most progress is definitely the defense. For the most part, we've had a couple ugly games, and for the other 130 games, we've played pretty solid defense, especially up the middle with Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney and David DeJesus and even Alfonso Soriano. For what his legs can do, he's played heck of a left field."

–Dale Sveum

Low-flying fighter jet video of the day

Stat of the Day

The Cubs are 51-82 this year.


2013 Cubs Payroll

Since the 2012 season is coming to a close soon I figured it might be a good idea to look and see what the Cubs have on their books next year as far as player salaries go. This post will be updated and available on the menu. Here you go. Pitchers DOB B/T Ht/Wt 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Jeff Beliveau 01/17/87 L-L 6'1"/195           ...

The Benchwarmers

I waded through about 5 minutes of clips from "The Benchwarmers" trying to find something funny for this post. 5 minutes I'll never recover... Anyway, the Cubs are taking advantage of the roster expansion with a few call-ups. The lucky bastards so far include: (Drumroll) Dave Sappelt, OF Crazy Legs Campana, OF Adrian Cardenas, INF Miguel Socolovich, RHP Jaye Chapman...

A Sign of Progress?

Adam Greenberg will not get his desired one at-bat as a member of the Chicago Cubs. As Paul Sullivan reports in the Trib, if he bats anywhere in the majors, it will have to be with a team that is not the Cubs. Jed Hoyer made it pretty clear he was not interested: “Adam made the big leagues based on merit in 2005,” Hoyer said in an e-mail. “While it is unfortunate he got hit...

Adam Greenberg Wants One At Bat

All former big league outfielder Adam Greenberg wants is one more big league at bat.That's all...just one.You remember Greenberg, right?  Sure you do.  He's the cat who, in July 2005, was called up by the Chicago Cubs and, in his first (and only) at plate appearance, was hit by a Valerio de los Santos fastball.Yeah, that's it.  One pitch and his Major League career...

Nats And Cubs Match Up In DC

  When the Washington Nationals (81-52) faced the Chicago Cubs (51-82) on Opening Day at the historic Wrigley Field, they had no idea that the season unfolding before them would become one for the history books. This time, as the Cubs make the trek to Nationals Park, the Nats will be vying for yet another record breaking stat for this year: the best season record since baseball...

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (51-82) at Washington Nationals (81-52)

Team Overviews   Cubs Nats wRC+ 78 (16th) 98 (4th) BSR -0.7 (9th) -15.5 (16th) UZR 19.1 (3rd) 19.5 (2nd) DRS -5 (9th) -3 (7th) SP FIP- 104 (11th) 86 (1st) RP FIP- 113 (16th) 95 (6th) The Nats are definitely a deserving first place team. Pitching Matchups Monday: Jeff Samardzija, RHP (4.03, 3.69, 3.42, 3.88) vs Ross Detweiler, LHP (3.32, 3.66, 4.22, 4.06), 12:05...

Daily Facepalm – 9.4.2012

The Cubs lost to Walgreens in their special Labor Day uniforms, shocking the world yet again. With that defeat, the Cubs have now dropped 49 of their last 66 road games. Yeah. They have won a grand total of 17 road games all year. That's a road wining percntage of .WTF, despite a slightly lower Pythagorean winning percentage of .OMG. They're really lucky they haven't...

Nats Massacre Cubs With Six Home Runs, 83rd Win

I’ve seen many bizarre nights at Nationals Park, but Tuesday night’s matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs had to be among the weirdest. A ballpark that was full throughout the summer saw just 17,648 official attendees, but there were far fewer actually in the stands. Those that attended got quite the treat and a fun, weird game. The Nats went...

Giants knock off Cubs in the ninth

CHICAGO -- Everybody needs a little pick-me-up now and then, even pitchers as good as the San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain. Teammate Angel Pagan provided just that Sunday as he hit a line-drive RBI single to center field in the top of the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Giants went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 at Wrigley Field, taking two of three in the series. ...

Cubs-Nationals Preview

The Chicago Cubs know they are hardly catching a break even though they don't have to face Stephen Strasburg in this four-game set against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals will showcase the rest of their rotation in a home series that starts Monday, with their next win clinching the franchise's first winning season since 2003. Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings...

Giants 7, Cubs 5

CHICAGO -- Angel Pagan hit a line-drive RBI single to center field in the top of the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie, and the San Francisco Giants went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 at Wrigley Field on Sunday, taking two of three in the series. The Giants also got and run-scoring single in the ninth from Marco Scutaro. The tie-breaking hit came off Cubs closer Carlos Marmol...
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