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Being a Cubs fan is never easy, and the pain has begun already: starting pitcher Matt Garza has been shut down, and will likely miss the entire month of April.
On Thursday, the news broke that Garza might start the year on the DL while battling a strained lat. Now, the news has grown even worse with Garza being shut down and missing more than just a start or two to kick the year off. Thankfully for the Cubs, Garza's elbow is fine. He missed the final two and a half months of 2012 after feeling pain in his triceps just before the trade deadline in July.
Where does this leave the Cubs now? Well, Jeff Samardzija was named the Opening Day starter by manager Dale Sveum after a breakout 2012 that saw Samarzija post a 3.81 ERA and strike out 180 hitters in 174 2/3 innings after struggling with his command in the bullpen during the entirety of his Cubs career. Also, with Garza and Scott Baker both starting the year on the DL, rotation spots are now essentially guaranteed for T...
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How long does it take to change your swing? Is it even possible to change in your 20's? The answer to these 2 questions will probably tell you all you need to know about Jackson's future with the Cubs.
Brett Jackson was drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 draft, at 31st overall. He worked his way up many prospect lists in the ensuing few years, putting up .400 wOBAs essentially...
the questions about Chicago Cubs’ starting pitcher Matt Garza’s health have
been answered. The Cubs have decided to shut Garza down until possibly the
beginning of May. This would mean that Garza will miss the rest of Spring
Training and the first month of the regular season.
strained the lat on his left side on February 17 while throwing batting
Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday that Samardzija will start at Pittsburgh on April 1. He was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA last season, when he had a 2.39 ERA in...
Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing, and Jeff Samardzija will be the Opening Day starter for the Chicago Cubs.
Garza's batting-practice session was cut short on Feb. 17 because of the injured latissimus dorsi muscle. He rested 10 days and was in the second day of a throwing...
The injury bug seems to love biting the Chicago
Cubs. Shortstop Starlin Castro came out of his team's Spring Training game on Wednesday, February 27, after straining his left hamstring while running out a ground ball. When Castro
still felt some stiffness on Friday morning, the Cubs sent him for an MRI.
The results came in Saturday. The MRI showed minor inflammation...
It's almost here Chicago Cubs fans. Another season of complete and utter futility. After crossing the century mark for losses last season, finishing with 101 losses, the 2013 campaign brings about more of the same for the Cubs, as they continue their epic rebuild of nearly the entire franchise. Will 2013 be any easier to watch? Or will the Cubs continue to fall flat on their...
Continuing from this morning's season preview of the Chicago Cubs...
Quite a few for a 101-loss team. But the big one is: will the Cubs keep or trade Alfonso Soriano?
Soriano's status with the Cubs is one of the more contested points giong into the 2013 season. Chicago recieved some interest on Soriano this winter, and I'm sure they'd love to dump him off...
Today, the Chicago Cubs will be facing the San Fransisco Giants in a Spring Training game at 2:05 CST and yes, you can listen to the Game on WGN Radio. Here is today’s lineup for your Chicago Cubs:
David DeJesus CF
Darwin Barney 2B
Nate Schierholtz DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Brian Bogusevic RF
Dioner Navarro C
Steve Clevenger 1B
Edwin Maysonet SS
Christian Villanueva 3B
For as long as I have been following the game of baseball, and likely for decades before that, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have made many comments for how stupid the team has been. Whether they accuse the team of being stupid for trading away one of their scrappy young stars, or failing to sign or re-sign one of the better hitters that are on the market, the fans wrath never ceases...
We're somehow halfway through our six week preview series, and today, we keep things rolling around with CUBS DAY. That's right...Cubs day will be kicking off the week highlighting the NL Central. I'm sure you know how things will be playing out by now.
Friday was Yankees Day at TOC, and here's your recap.
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End of Season Postmortem
In June of 2011, an 18 year kid named Daniel Vogelbach was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the MLB amateur draft. The high school first baseman was listed as 5’11″ 285. However, in the pics we saw of him, he looked easily three bills. But we thought hey Daniel Vogelbach he can hit a ton.
The Cubs claimed right after the draft he dropped 40 pounds off what...
Key offseason additions: Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Kyuji Fujikawa, Scott Feldman, Scott Baker Key offseason departures: Bryan LaHair The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. So needless to say its been pretty rough for Cubs fans. Before the 2012 season the Cubs made what could be the best … Continue reading »
Taylor Green singled, doubled, drove-in a run, and scored another, Carlos Gomez crushed a tape-measure home run, and Marco Estrada tossed four innings of one-hit shutout ball and combined with five relievers to throw a two-hitter, as the Milwaukee Brewers edged a Cubs split squad 4-3 in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ ...