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The Chicago Cubs have made their first dramatic roster shakeup before the game against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs added two relievers on Sunday, and both Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe are going to be added to the bullpen. Kameron Loe was not a surprise because he was added on a waiver claim. Loe also has been a moderately effective reliever as recently as 2011. Loe does a number of things the front office likes including limiting walks and keeping the ball in the ballpark.
Rafael Dolis was sent down to make the move. Dolis was never meant to be on the roster for a long time. He really struggled so far in the young season at Iowa, and the changes in his delivery to add deception really hadn’t worked against AAA hitters.
The surprise to me was Kevin Gregg being added to the bullpen right now. Gregg according to initial reports was headed to Mesa, and I figured his likely role was depth in Iowa with Corey Wade et al. Kevin Gregg is most famous in these parts for his te...
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Good news, everyone! Hisanori Takahashi and Brent Lillibridge have been designated for assignment.
Hisanori Takahashi was last relevant in 2011, when he was a relatively successful LOOGY/7th/8th inning guy. The wheels fell off in 2012 in 51 appareances between the Pirates and Angels. There's a great chance he makes it through waivers.
Brent Lillibridge was ONLY relevant in 2011...
This is a short Cubs minor league recap seeing as the Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed.
Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Huntsville Stars 1
Eric Jokisch struckout 7 and walked none over 6 innings today. He gave up 3 hits and no runs. The 23-year old left-hander is off to a fantastic start in AA. He's thrown 6 innings in each of his three starts and has not allowed more than...
When the Ricketts family first took over the Cubs, some of the first words out of their mouths were expressions of unbridled love of Wrigley Field. They were going to win and they were going to win in Wrigley Field. That was their story. Tom went around telling anybody who would listen that he once lived across the street from Wrigley. He skipped classes at University of Chicago...
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts believes the framework for a deal to renovate Wrigley Field will bring a World Series to a club and fan base that hasn’t seen a championship since 1908.
“This massive investment will help
A 105 year World Series drought does not just happen; unless you’re the loveable losers of course. The Boston Red Sox broke the 86 year curse of the bambino in 2004, and the Cross town White Sox broke their 80 plus year drought in 2005. Both 2004 in Boston and 2005 on the south side of Chicago were magical seasons, as any fan of either team would undoubtedly explain. Other...
The Cubs today will make some roster moves including the return of everyone's least favorite closer since Mel Rojas.
According to Twitter, the moves will be Darwin Barney being reinstated from the disabled list to begin his 2013 scrappy campaign. He'll be joined by 37-year-old Cody Ransom, which will give Barney a nice peak into his MLB future while also rescuing us fans...
MLB News: Tuesday the Chicago Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list. He began the season on the disabled list because of a deep gash in his knee.
Fantasy Ramifications: Barney will be a mainstay in the Cubs lineup, not because of his bat but rather because of his superior defensive skills. His fantasy value is minimal at best due to his lack of power, speed...
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the Chicago Cubs possibly moving out of Wrigley Field. Well, that is definitely not going to happen now, because late last night/early this morning, the Cubs and City of Chicago came to an agreement that will allow the Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field, and will keep them in the park for a very long time.
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MLB News: The Chicago Cubs claimed infielder Cody Ransom off of waivers from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. His role is expected to be the utility infielder for the Cubs. The journeymen veteran will be playing for his 8th team in 11 seasons.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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In the aftermath of the recently announced deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein spoke to the media about its potential benefits to the team:
Our payroll now is third in the division. That’s fine. But it should be first in the division. So this is one of the ways that we’re going to get there.
It should be, we are on the same page. And this is one of the...
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