Found May 15, 2012 on Obstructed View OLD:
PLAYERS: Starlin Castro
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The pitchforks and torches are out among many Cubs fans (and even the media) after Dale Sveum bunted with two men on and nobody out with a nonpitcher at the plate not once but twice late in yesterday's game. Even worse, ont of those cases was with the Cubs second best hitter, Starlin Castro. Sveum [...]

Cub Bats Rock Fitch Park

Javier Baez (solo HR and a two-run single), Jeimer Candelario (two-run triple and an RBI single), and Danny Lockhart (two-run single and an RBI single) drove-in three runs a piece, Xavier Batista doubled twice, singled, and scored a run, and Micah Gibbs reached base four times on two singles and two walks and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to an 11-3 thumping of the Rockies in...

Cubs more likely to trade Ryan Dempster if they extend Matt Garza?

Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, an obvious trade candidate, would be even more likely to be moved if the team signed righty Matt Garza to a contract extension. – Ken Rosenthal Does anybody understand this? I don't see what extending Garza has to do with whether or not the Cubs try to trade Ryan Dempster. Matt [...]

Matt Garza and Cubs extension talks going well

Ken Rosenthal has said that the Cubs and Matt Garza are discussing an extension and the talks are going very well. It's been awhile since we've taken a look at what kind of contract Garza may be looking at so we'll try to do that today. The league ERA is right at 4 over the [...]

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Acapulco Taco Pie

Iowa Another day another Anthony Rizzo HR. He decided to pair his 13th shot of the year with a triple and kept his average at .359. Brett Jackson on the other hand is really scuffling right now as he slipped down to .226 after another 0-4 day. Randy Wells got shelled and has a 7 + [...]

Cubs acquire Hunter Cervenka to complete Marlon Byrd trade

The Cubs and Red Sox completed the Marlon Byrd trade today as the Cubs acquired Hunter Cervenka. Cervenka is a 22 year old in A ball with a minor league ERA of 5.97. He has struck out over 8 batters per 9 innings, but he's also walked 7.2 per 9. I'd write more on this, [...]

Dempster still winless but Cubs beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryan Dempster's winless streak is now at 15 starts. But the Chicago Cubs took a step forward with their luckless pitcher. "It's all right. Baby steps," Dempster said after the Cubs sent the St. Louis Cardinals to their fourth straight loss at home with a 6-4 victory on Monday night. "We got a win when I started a game." Alfonso Soriano...

Inside Pitch: Cubs

The Sports Xchange deals out insider notes and quotes on the Chicago Cubs.

Series Preview - Cubs... again

Phillies (18-19) at Chicago Cubs (15-21)Pitching Matchups:Wednesday, 8:05 - Vance Worley K.K. v. Matt GarzaThursday, 8:05 - Roy Halladay v. Chris VolstadAs Carson mentioned this morning, Vance Worley has a sore elbow. The way things are going, that probably means TJ surgery. Unfortunately, Kyle Kendrick will get the start. I don't know why they don't throw Mick Billmeyer...

Phillies pull away late for rout of Cubs

CHICAGO -- Late-inning heroics have become habit-forming for the Philadelphia Phillies. One night after Hunter Pence hit a walk-off homer to beat Houston, the Phillies erupted in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday night to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 at Wrigley Field in the opener of a two-game series. Carlos Ruiz hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to break...

Phillies 9, Cubs 2

CHICAGO -- Carlos Ruiz hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday night to break a 2-2 tie, and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled away for a 9-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The home run, Ruiz's seventh of the season, came off of Cubs reliever Shawn Camp. The Phillies added six runs in the ninth inning, four coming on the first career grand...

Cubs Weekly Report

Northsiders Report publisher Chris Emma joins Fox Sports Next's Beth Long to discuss the latest on the Chicago Cubs.

Phillies-Cubs Preview

Because of an injury to Vance Worley, the Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick will face the Chicago Cubs' Matt Garza for the second time this season. The first matchup went in favor of Chicago, which isn't surprising considering Garza's success against Philadelphia. Garza has a terrific history against the Phillies heading into Wednesday night's opener of a...

Gameday: Phillies (18-19) at Cubs (15-21)

Philadelphia Phillies (17-19) at Chicago Cubs (15-21) Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 7.32) vs. Matt Garza (2-1, 2.56)Time: 8:05, Wrigley Field TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 60 Media: Twitter and FacebookNEWS ALERT! – Vance Worley has no structural damage according to the beat writers with the team in Chicago. He has inflammation in a joint of the right elbow. He wont throw for one week. No...
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