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OUCH! Cubs trade Darwin Barney for player to be named

The Chicago Cubs today traded infielder Darwin Barney and a cash consideration to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. OUCH BABE! Remember when he was relevant? When he was possibly considered “a piece” in “the rebuild?” At least defensively, he was thought to be something, Now this is his fate.    The one AAA leader hits once gave Cubs fans such high...
Via The Sports Bank
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs

Darwin Barney is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.#145494417 / gettyimages.comChris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish broke the official news,Source: #Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from #Cubs. Done deal. @MDGonzales said it was close.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 28, 2014As for the return going to back to Chicago's north side,Cubs get PTBNL for Barney— Gordon Wittenmyer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Throw Me A Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list last week. Entering Sunday's slate he'd recorded a hit in each of his games since his return and threw in a steal for good measure. Part of Bonifacio's charm is his position flexibility. He's eligible at both second base and outfield in ESPN leagues. He's a nice option for steals with 14 stolen bases in 282...
Via Razzball
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DFP: Neil Ramirez and Rusney Castillo

Did the Cubs Win? Nope. Dropped two of three to the Cardinals this weekend. Huh? The Cubs sent Neil Ramirez to Iowa over the weekend, citing the need to rest his arm, which strikes me as extremely odd. Ramirez has been arguably the best reliever on the team, but had not been overused by anyone’s definition of the word. I can’t remember another example of a team limiting a reliever’s...
Via Obstructed View
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eye On The Minors: Cubs Prospects & Call-Ups Review

  A Pack of Cubs On The Farm The Cubs’ prospects situation has been one of the most interesting stories to follow this MLB season. While the Major League club lumbers through another losing season, the guys on the farm are beginning to offer a glimpse into what should be a bright future on the […]
Via RotoBaller
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Holliday lead Cards past Cubs, 1-0

CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8. Wainwright allowed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo Once Again Needs Your Support! Vote Now for The Branch Rickey Award!

Once again, Chicago Cubs All Star first baseman needs your help. Once again, he is in a vote with other players for a prestigious award. Last time out, the city of Chicago managed to help Rizzo get an amazing 8.8 MILLION votes in the final vote competition which earned him the distinction of being called an All Star. Now, he is up for an even more prestigious award. Rizzo is one...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Option Neil Ramirez; Could Be Stretched Out

In an interesting move this afternoon before game time, the Chicago Cubs optioned fireballing relief pitcher Neil Ramirez back to Iowa and recalled Blake Parker.   #Cubs option Ramirez to Iowa. Blake Parker recalled. Not performance related but gives Ramirez a breather — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 26, 2014 With Carrie Muskat saying that the demotion of Ramirez is not...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Are the Cubs done?

After starting the trading season with a bang by trading their two best trade assets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Chicago Cubs have since been relatively quiet. This year was thought to be yet another very active trade deadline for the Cubs, but aside from the initial trade the Cubs have not been able to strike anymore deals. There have been rumblings of many of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  2 Comments

Eddie Vedder throws out first pitch, sings during Cubs game at Wrigley Field (vids)

When it comes to A-list fans, the Chicago Cubs, despite the franchise’s lengthy lineage of being the so-called “Lovable Losers,’ boasts a bevy of big-time backers who fervently support the North Side Nine and continue to do so, through thick and thin. One of those celebrity supporters was in attendance at Wrigley Field on Thursday […] The post Eddie Vedder throws out first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eddie Vedder leads 7th-inning stretch at Cubs game

Your browser does not support iframes.Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder (and his niece and nephew) led the traditional singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as part of the 7th-inning stretch during Thursday night's Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field.With the Cubs losing to the visiting San Diego Padres 12-1 at the time, Vedder sang the song well and did his best...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo promises homer to cancer patient, hits two

Cubs breakout star Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs on Tuesday night against the Padres, giving him an NL-leading 25 bombs for the season. While the home runs helped the Cubbies win 6-nil and bumped them one game closer to being only 15 games under .500, Rizzo’s power display meant more than anyone realized. Rizzo recently met 22-year-old Mike Kasallis, a 22-year-old Cubs fan who...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack White doesn't look happy to be at Cubs game

The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we’re pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary definition for this particular look is “bemused.” And I’m fairly...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 days ago  |  1 Comment
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