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If you’ve paid attention over the first part of this season, the Cubs’ bullpen has been pretty bad and got even worse when Kyuji Fujikawa got shelled in a couple of appearances and then was put on the disabled list. Today, ESPN Chicago put up a blog suggesting that the Cubs probably should have put Fujikawa on the DL to start the season, but forgot to for whatever reason.
The Chicago Cubs, who were rained out Wednesday for a second time on this homestand, all but admitted a mistake in allowing reliever Kyuji Fujikawa to start the season in the bullpen instead of the disabled list. Fujikawa pitched in five games giving up eight hits and six runs despite feeling pain in his elbow.
“He dealt with this at the end of spring training,” general manager Jed Hoyer said on Tuesday. “We thought the time off at the end of spring would get him right and it never really did. Possibly this should have been done at the end of spring training going into the season, but we thought he was ready to go...
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Good news, everyone! Hisanori Takahashi and Brent Lillibridge have been designated for assignment.
Hisanori Takahashi was last relevant in 2011, when he was a relatively successful LOOGY/7th/8th inning guy. The wheels fell off in 2012 in 51 appareances between the Pirates and Angels. There's a great chance he makes it through waivers.
Brent Lillibridge was ONLY relevant in 2011...
This is a short Cubs minor league recap seeing as the Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed.
Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Huntsville Stars 1
Eric Jokisch struckout 7 and walked none over 6 innings today. He gave up 3 hits and no runs. The 23-year old left-hander is off to a fantastic start in AA. He's thrown 6 innings in each of his three starts and has not allowed more than...
A 105 year World Series drought does not just happen; unless you’re the loveable losers of course. The Boston Red Sox broke the 86 year curse of the bambino in 2004, and the Cross town White Sox broke their 80 plus year drought in 2005. Both 2004 in Boston and 2005 on the south side of Chicago were magical seasons, as any fan of either team would undoubtedly explain. Other...
The Cubs today will make some roster moves including the return of everyone's least favorite closer since Mel Rojas.
According to Twitter, the moves will be Darwin Barney being reinstated from the disabled list to begin his 2013 scrappy campaign. He'll be joined by 37-year-old Cody Ransom, which will give Barney a nice peak into his MLB future while also rescuing us fans...
MLB News: Tuesday the Chicago Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list. He began the season on the disabled list because of a deep gash in his knee.
Fantasy Ramifications: Barney will be a mainstay in the Cubs lineup, not because of his bat but rather because of his superior defensive skills. His fantasy value is minimal at best due to his lack of power, speed...
Hot News for RP Kameron Loe
It’s too early to worry. It’s a long season. They just have to find their bearings. All excuses that beat around the bush of the terrible bullpen of the Chicago Cubs. Through thirteen games, the Cubs relievers have blown four saves. The bullpen’s collective ERA is 6.06 and collective WHIP of 1.54. Despite the Cubs [...]
MLB News: The Chicago Cubs claimed infielder Cody Ransom off of waivers from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. His role is expected to be the utility infielder for the Cubs. The journeymen veteran will be playing for his 8th team in 11 seasons.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
The post Chicago Cubs Claim Cody Ransom From San Diego Padres appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings...
In the aftermath of the recently announced deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein spoke to the media about its potential benefits to the team:
Our payroll now is third in the division. That’s fine. But it should be first in the division. So this is one of the ways that we’re going to get there.
It should be, we are on the same page. And this is one of the...
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