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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 looking at their team right now...their future rebuilding plan has already started at the major league level.
Looking at the Cubs' payroll situation for next season, there is a whopping one player who isn't under contract or team control: reliever Shawn Camp, who has been solid, albeit unspectacular for the Cubs. Every other player is currently signed through next season, still controlled under arbitration, or even still in their pre-arb years. This is both a good and a bad thig for the Cubs. With only two huge guaranteed contracts on their payroll (Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol), the Cubs c...
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The Chicago Cubs have fired vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita.
President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday that more front office changes were imminent for the 45-70 Cubs.
Fleita joined the organization in 1995. He was the manager of the club's Class-A affiliate and also oversaw extended spring training.
After spending time as an area scout and...
Tony Campana went 3-4 with a pair of stolen bases. He also somehow threw guy out from the OF with his baby arm. So there's that.
No Game. Between the rainouts and off days Baez should have just stayed put
Yao Lin Wang had another good start going 6 IP and striking out 4. He allowed a pair of solo HR's including one to Miguel Sano. Jorge...
The evolution of the Cubs' front office continues. Team president Theo Epstein might have raised a few eyebrows Wednesday with the firing of longtime minor-league fixture Oneri Fleita. Less than a year ago, team owner Tom Ricketts gave Fleita four-year contract extension. Fleita had served the Cubs since 1995 in various capacities relating to the minor leagues. His most...
The struggling Chicago Cubs have dismissed Oneri Fleita, the former head of their minor-league organization and international scouting operations. Fleita had been with the club for 17 seasons in various capacities. He joined the Cubs in 1995 as a minor league manager and was named a vice president of player personnel in 2007. “I'm very grateful for the opportunity for my...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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...
A bit of an old news at this point, but the previous thread is overloaded with yet another should the Cubs spend or wait to develop some talent first argument? A good 2-3 years more of that discussion...I'm excited.
The big news is that the Cubs fired Oneri Fleita, VP Of player personnel. Of course, last September, Fleita was about to jump ship to the Detroit Tigers and Ricketts...
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.
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