Found August 13, 2012 on
Chicago White Sox
The Cubs are 7.5 games out of the top pick in the 2013 draft, and can pick up some ground on the loss-leading Astros in this series. The Cubs have done their part, going 2-11 over the past two weeks but barely made a dent in the Astros lead after they went 3-10 over the same span.
This should be ugly. NL rankings in parens
The Cubs might stink, but this is a rare opportunity for us to watch the Cubs play a team that they are actually superior to. The 2012 Astros are well deserving of their position at the top of the loss column.
The Astros have Jed Lowrie and Jose Altuve…but that's about it. Former top catching prospect Jason Castro has not made much of his chance in the upper minors and majors, posting a .259 wOBA in 200+ PAs in 2010 and blowing out his ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Iowa Game 1
I'm sorely tempted to just post links to this ****** team anymore now that everyone of interest is gone. But in all fairness to the Greg of Rohan he was awesome going 3-5 and raising his average to .359.
Logan Watkins is a pretty salty player who just might be able to push for a starting job someday. Last night he went 1-2 with 3 walks...
When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer rolled into Chicago last season, everyone knew that the rebuilding process wouldn't be easy for the Cubs. Sure enough, the Cubs are 45-69 on August 14th, and in line for the third overall pick in next summer's draft after picking sixth this past June. Epstein and Hoyer have done a pretty good job at retooling the Cubs for the future, but...
I learned the word "Cubbery" right here at TCR.
And it sure seems like we've been seeing quite a bit of the DISCUBBERY Channel this year.When Jeff Samardzija broke a bat over his knee last week, do you have any idea how lucky we were that he didn't, you know, break his wrists?Cubbery!And then we wouldn't have Shark Week starting Monday night.Jeff Samardzija...
The Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make with their starting pitching. For the injured Matt Garza, it's beginning to look as if time might run out on a return to the rotation this season. And for Jeff Samardzija, the team says it's monitoring his workload but has no plans to shut him down. Garza has not pitched since July 21 because of what the Cubs say is a stress...
We are in the midst of one of the greatest weeks of the year folks. That’s right, it is Shark Week ladies and gentleman! No better time to try and figure out the real fantasy value of Jeff “The Shark” Samardzija than by taking a bite out of his numbers! You see, The Shark has actually been very solid for the Cubbies this season. Even more solid than his 8-10 record would...
This past season we used the slogan "This is a year" for the Cubs. Since the season is ending the new one unofficially beginning when this one does end, so it's time for a new slogan. We're going to let you guys come up with it.
The winners will receive The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs on DVD from A+E Home Entertainment. Product description below:
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija struck out a career high-tying 11 in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Monday night.
Darwin Barney and Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers and Anthony Rizzo had four hits for the Cubs.
Chicago won for just the second time in 13 games. The Astros have lost 25 of its last 27 road games.
The crowd of 31,452 was the smallest...
There are new faces all over Wrigley Field, but the results are starting to have an old, familiar look. And that's not good. The Chicago Cubs fell 3-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. And while many observers felt pitching would be a problem after the trades of Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm and the elbow injury to Matt Garza, it's the hitting that's been the biggest...
This poor little girl had all her hopes and dreams (and this foul ball) literally stolen out of her helpless grasp by a monster at the Houston Astros games tonight. Observe as this soulless she-devil steals a souvenir out of the precious little arms of a seven-year old girl. You know you are in for a bad night [...]
Deciding not to renew the contract of assistant general manager/scouting director Bobby Heck, the Houston Astros promoted 29-year-old Mike Elias to scouting director. The move is all part of the quest to improve the talent level of the lowly Astros, who lost 5-3 Sunday against the Brewers. It was Houston's 25th loss in 30 games since the All-Star break. "In my best judgment...
The Superfriends added a new member to the Hall of Justice this week, poaching Padres scouting director Jaron Madison for the same position with the Cubs. Fomer scouting director and draft boss Tim Wilken is being promoted to a special assistant to the GM, and the Cubs are working out a contract extension.
Adolfo: Starlin Castro needs to concentrate more...
Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez each hit three-run homers to back Lucas Harrell's eight strong innings and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Harrell (10-8) scattered six hits and struck out six, helping the Astros win for only the third time in their last 28 road games. Harrell has allowed two runs or fewer in all seven of his starts since the...
Daniel Vogelbach is working to transform his game, hoping to become a more complete player at first base. As he works toward that goal, his future remains uncertain, with Anthony Rizzo's presence in the Cubs' lineup. Vogelbach isn't concerned about what his future holds. Instead, he's focused on making improvements each day.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez each hit three-run homers to back Lucas Harrell's eight strong innings and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Harrell (10-8) scattered six hits and struck out six, helping the Astros win for only the third time in their last 28 road games. Harrell has allowed two runs or fewer in all seven of his...