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Road to Opening Day: #36

Next week we finally have Cactus League play, likely after a couple of Cubs intrasquad games as tune-ups.  You can check out the schedule here.  The Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, February 27th to celebrate their first official Cactus League opener in the new Mesa facility, which is super spiffy. Can’t wait…and only 36 sleeps left until the real baseball begins...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired pitcher Randy Wells feeling good again, eyes comeback

Less than a year after retiring, former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has designs on a comeback. Wells, a 2000 graduate of Belleville East, said his right elbow has responded well to throwing sessions this winter. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on the elbow in July 2012 and was eventually cut free by the Cubs and later the Texas Rangers. Wells, 31, recently worked out for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Cubs pitcher Randy Wells retires

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team. The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately. In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 6, Athletics 2

Randy Wells hopes that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year that everything falls into place. Injury and inconsistency have plagued the 30-year-old right-hander during his career, which up until 2013 primarily had been with the Chicago Cubs. Now with the Texas Rangers, he is making a bid for the No. 5 spot in their rotation. On Thursday, he had the team's longest outing...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday funnies: Please give us Anthony Rizzo, Theo.

(click to see cartoon) It was depressing enough finding out that Randy Wells is gonna hang around and start.It's depressing enough thinking that Ryan Dempster may never perform as a Cub again, and Wells could be his fill-in for the duration of this season.Hell, it's depressing enough knowing I gotta stay up late to watch the Cubs lose to Arizona and get depressed all over...
Via Cub Reporter
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Wells' stay in rotation might be brief

Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has struggled throughout his appearances with the big-league club. His most recent start may wrap up his time in the starting rotation. The Sports Xchange gives a detailed look at the Cubs.
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Zephyrs' Montz Drills Wells Deep

There was a big, bad moon rising tonight over Principal Park about the time New Orleans' Luke Montz boomed a Randy Wells s(t)inker through the teeth of the brisk zephyr blowing in off the Des Moines River to break a 1-1 tie and launch the visitors to a 7-3 series-evening win. Wells actually lowered his Iowa ERA to 8.38 while allowing three runs in his rather ordinary five inning...
Via Cub Reporter
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Wells' Monty Python act.

Oh Randy Wells.You can't do this any more, brother... Gordon Whittenmyer tweeted, "Wells takes a no-hitter into fourth inning of what could be his last start. Dempster (quad) back Thurs."And then the next tweet says, "...Never mind."What happened?Wells was sailing along, and then suddenly in the 4th he gave up a double to Hunter Pence, a walk to Thome, a...
Via Cub Reporter
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs send Randy Wells to minors

Right-hander Randy Wells was among nine players sent to the minors Thursday by the Chicago Cubs. Wells, a 12-game winner in 2009, was 7-6 with a 4.99 ERA last season when he was slowed by an early injury to his forearm. His demotion means Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR'-juh) and Chris Volstad have made the starting rotation along with Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Paul Maholm. Also...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Wells has his head in the game

MESA, Ariz. — The other day, Cubs manager Dale Sveum rattled off a bunch of players he considered reasons the Cubs could compete this year. When he got to the starting rotation, he included Randy Wells. Wells is in? He’s not one of five or six battling for two jobs? No, that didn’t mean anything...
Via Chicago Sun Times
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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