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Jordan Bernfield, who is now hanging out with the fine folks at Cubs Den, hosted Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on his Cubs Weekly show on WGN Radio today. I very rarely listen to the radio, but because I appreciate how transparent and honest Theo Epstein and Hoyer are with the team, and how well Bernfield conducts his show and questions, it was well worth my time. You can follow Jordan Bernfield via Twitter below and of course continue to check out Cubs Den.
#Cubs GM Jed Hoyer NOW on #CubsWeekly on @wgnradio
— Jordan Bernfield (@JordanBernfield) May 12, 2013
How’s the team gone so far?
Starting pitching good, record not so good, bullpen struggling. Pleased with the starters, frustrating that the Cubs are in so many games but struggling with guys in scoring position and the bullpen issues. Hard to complain about it, because they’ve done it to themselves by not pulling away in games and not closing things out.
About the Nationals and the way they built their team…
They look a...
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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...
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 ESPNChicago.com.
According to reports, the deal includes two team options that could make it worth as much as $73 million over nine years.
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.
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...
Sorry it's late, and sorry about Week 5. I'd say it won't happen again, but with Leah on the warpath, I'd probably be lying.
Brett Jackson 2: Des Moines Nights has been incrementally better than he was two weeks ago. His peripherals are still bad (8.7%, 28.3% BB/K) and his BABIP is still .358, but he's good for a .259/.341/.432 slash which is league average...
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 — Slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs agreed Monday to a $41 million, seven-year contract that could be worth up to $68 million over nine seasons.
The 23-year-old Rizzo is considered one of the centerpieces of the Cubs’ rebuilding efforts. He is hitting .280 with a .352 on-base percentage. He also has nine home runs and 28 RBIs in his third major...
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...
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...
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
The biggest concern for Garza is getting his pitch...
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...
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...
The Cubs signed Anthony Rizzo to a contract last night. GW wrote about it in the wee hours of the morning today. Let's recap the specifics, along with GW's take on it.
Anthony Rizzo has signed a long term extension with the Cubs. Ken Rosenthal has the details. The deal is for at least seven years (including 2013) and $41 million, which includes what would have been Rizzo...
The Cubs have agreed to a $41 million, seven-year contract with
slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo that could be worth up to $68
million over nine seasons.
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...