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Your browser does not support iframes. Cubs second basemen Darwin Barney is trying really hard to win back-to-back Gold Glove awards. This was certainly evidenced Friday afternoon when the Oregon State product went crashing into a bullpen bench while trying to flag down a foul ball against the Reds. The play came in the top of the fifth inning when Reds shortstop Zack Cozart smacked an offering from Carlos Villanueva off to the first base side of the stands. As you can see, Barney races all the way from his position to try and make the snag, but comes up with empty. You have to applaud his effort, though. Barney shook off the cobwebs and wound up finishing the rest of the game. However, the blow may have played a role in his 0-for-5 showing at the plate. He is hitting just .179 on the campaign and has been held hitless in every game since Tuesday. Furthermore, his Cubbies dropped the first game of the series, 6-5, despite a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning a...
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Darwin Barney of the Cubs got up and personal with a bench on Friday as he chased after a foul ball. The result was a pretty solid collision with a bench but the young man rubbed some dirt on it and he was fine.
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The Cubs have reinstated 3B Ian Stewart from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA Iowa.
Stewart suffered a strained quad in an intrasquad game in February, and missed the entire 2013 MLB Cactus League Spring Training schedule. He was placed on the Cubs MLB 15-day Disabled List on March 31st (retro to 3/22), and was left behind at Extended Spring Training when the Cubs left Arizona...
This may not be an actual flop, but we are definitely going to classify it as such. Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon, who you probably have never heard of until now, seems to be one of the first MLB players to bring flopping to the mainstream baseball audience. Check out the slightly delayed and fake reaction to a ball that bounced in the dirt, and never came close to him. Soccer...
At the beginning of the season, I made a post with a new take on Game Score. That was the DiPS Game Score, found here.
Tom Tango, a consultant for the Cubs, did similar work along these lines. He showed up in the comments (I still can't believe how cool that is, by the way) and pointed me towards his previous work, which can be found here. He expressed interest in some further...
Round Rock Express 1 @ Iowa Cubs 0
Chris Rusin had a very good start. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits and a run. He walked none and struckout 5. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out and allowed a hit in the 8th. Zach Putnam struckout 2 and allowed a hit in the 9th.
Logan Watkins was 3-3 with another walk. He’s struckout a little too much this year and it should come down....
When playing for a team as hopeless as the Cubs, sometimes embellishing a bit to your advantage isn’t the worst idea.
That’s what Chicago center fielder Julio Borbon was thinking Thursday afternoon, at least, but his acting skills could use some serious work. When a pitch from San Diego’s Luke Gregerson landed in the dirt near his feet, Borbon hopped up and down as if the ball...
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is now officially
active. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Stewart completed his 20-day rehab assignment on May 3, and the Cubs
officially assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs. He began his
rehab on April 13.
#Cubs activate Stewart from DL, and he's optioned to Iowa
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May...
ANTHONY RIZZO I SAID!
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On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts threatened to find a new home for the team if renovations plans for Wrigley Field were denied.On Thursday, the Schaumburg Boomers, an independent league baseball club who play their home games 25 miles west of Chicago, decided to strike while the iron was hot. The Boomers offered the Cubs a chance to play games at their home stadium should...
Chicago Cubs pitchers will get Triple-A rehab assignments within the next few
days. Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch for the Iowa Cubs on
Sunday, May 5, and starter Matt Garza will pitch on Monday, May 6.
Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her follwers:
#Cubs rehab updates: Fujikawa to pitch at @iowacubs on Sunday, Garza to start there...
Reset: Cubs trying to make nice with the neighborhood and city regarding concessions on landmark status, renovations, potential obstructing views due to outfield signage, night games, concerts, blah de blah. However, the rooftops are being a bit troublesome and may even threaten to sue because heavens forbid that their voyeuristic businesses be blocked (even partially).
When I think about great actors, I think about Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks, Rock Hudson and Julio Borbon?!?
During Thursday's Padres/Cubs affair at Wrigley, Borbon was facing Padres pitcher Luke Gregerson and pulled off one of the worst acting jobs in MLB history.
Watch as a Gregerson pitch goes a tad outside and fails to hit Bourbon but that doesn't stop Julio from acting...
Before yesterday's bottom of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman had allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and 1 measly run over 13.1 IP. Friday, the Cubs got to him for 4 hits, 2 BB, and 3 runs in just two-thirds of an inning, and his ERA jumped from 0.68 to 2.57. It was also just the second time in 17 career appearances v. the Cubs that Chapman has been scored upon at all. Thus, I am counting yesterday...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija cut his hand open on a baseball, and that bloody ball was then sold at an auction for the Cincinnati Reds' charity.
John Polonius blasted a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the 4th to break a 4-4 tie and propel the Giants to a 6-4 victory on Field #1, and Jonathan Jones belted a two-run walk-off double off the LF fence on a 3-0 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 5th as the Giants edged the Cubs 4-3 on Field #2 (thus sweeping the doubleheader), in Cactus League Extended...