The Chicago Cubs entered today's game against the New York Mets coming off a 2-1 win on Sunday. With a record of 53-70, the Cubs are last in the National League Central. The Cubs are without outfielder Chris Coghlan with a toe injury. It's not good news for the Cubs, who have already been struggling offensively, ranked 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Arismendy...
It’s easy to fall under the radar these days playing for the Cubs, unless you are one the many young prospects/future corner stones playing in the majors or minor leagues these days. All the talk, rightfully so, is about how the future is bright with Javy Baez, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler on their way to join All-Stars Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo.
What we aren’t talking...
With all of the hype surrounding the rookies the Chicago Cubs have brought up, you can easily forget that there are other players on the roster to take notice of. While guys like Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez are stealing the headlines due to their highly touted minor league success, and Kyle Hendricks is getting talked about as a piece of the future rotation, you can overlook...
Below you will find a 25-man roster compiled of players that were signed to minor league contracts this past offseason. The bullpen is solid, the offense would likely be better than some actual MLB teams', but the rotation is poor.Catcher:Michael McKenry/COL - 30 G, .337/.891, 0.7 WARJohn Baker/CHC - 52 G, .206/.542First Base:Mark Reynolds/MIL - 94 G, 41 R, 19 HR, 39 RBI, .208...
Chi. Cubs 3, Colorado 1
When: 2:20 PM ET, Thursday, July 31, 2014
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Umpires: Home – Gerry Davis, 1B – Greg Gibson, 2B – Phil Cuzzi, 3B – Will Little
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Cubs 3, Rockies 1: Jake Arrieta worked seven strong innings as Chicago clinched a win in the four-game series over visiting Colorado...
I know that many of you are struggling with the question of whether life is worth living in the wake of yesterday’s Darwin Barney trade. Know that OVBlog is dealing with the same struggle. Hold fast, you patient ones. We will get through this together.
(Alternate theory: evil genius Brett is planning to shut down the entire Cub blogosphere tomorrow as part...
It’s Episode 100! Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league.
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Today’s topics include:
A look at some players on the DL who will be returning soon
How value Jake Peavy is in San Francisco
Whether Chris Coghlan is worth adding
Unhappy about the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season?
Well, it could be worse — you could be a fan of the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs are in last place and are headed for a sixth straight season without October baseball.
In the first inning of Friday’s game against the Cardinals, St. Louis’ Jon Jay hit a ball deep down the left line that Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan couldn’t field...
By Sam Henry
Player of Week- Chris Coghlan (7/7-7/13)
The Chicago Cubs signed Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal during the offseason, while he did not make the opening day roster and began the season with Triple-A Iowa Cubs, he was eventually called up on May 3. For much of the month of May, Coghlan’s was used as a pinch hitter with some spot starts thrown into the mix. ...
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On a pleasant Independence Day Friday morning, the Nationals took the field against a suddenly rampaging Cubs team. Chicago had just finished a three-game sweep at Boston, and enjoyed the same off day Thursday as Washington. Tanner Roark started against his home state team for the second time in a week, while looking for a different result. Instead, the...
Friday afternoon’s Cubs game had plenty of the unexpected. Let’s start with the lineup and my snarky assessment thereof…
#Cubs lineup today… Auto-outs: Baker, Barney, Sweeney, Coghlan Maybe he gets on: Ruggiano You’re our only hope: Rizzo, Castro, Valbuena
— Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) June 27, 2014
And naturally, the Cubs “auto-outs” would SHUT ME RIGHT UP....
Posted to Brant Brown's GloveChicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio was replaced by Chris Coghlan after having to leave with a rib injury. It looked like Bonifacio was in a great deal of pain, and a DL trip looks to be likely.
More to come as details are officially announced.
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Tonight, Ryan Sweeney is playing in his third rehab game with the Kane County Cougars, which will likely be his last one. Going into the game, the big question was who would be removed from the 25 man roster in order to make room for him.
One of the obvious answers would have been an outfielder, who most likely would have been Chris Coghlan. Being the extra outfielder, along with...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday.
Rizzo also had a two-run double in the eighth as the Cubs earned their season-high fourth consecutive victory. Jason Hammel pitched seven scoreless innings and Chris Coghlan had an RBI double in his first game against his former team.
Nate Schierholtz was one of the few dependable hitters in Cubs lineup a season ago. Now, he is starting to show signs he can shake out of an early season rut.
Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
It was the first game-ending hit for the Cubs this season...
In tonight’s not-so-expected Cubs victory against the Mets, I noticed something interesting. Well, interesting to me, anyway.
Most, if not all, of the damage was done by Cubs lefties.
This Coghlan guy did something awesome against a lefty! (Jeffrey Phelps, Getty Images)
Now I wish they wouldn’t take so darned long to figure it out, but the first Cubs run since Saturday scored...
Did The Cubs Win?
OSS: Cubes strikeout 14 times, and put Russell into the game.
1. Starlin Castro went 2-4 with a double and a strikeout.
2. Nate Schierholtz walked and doubled in 2 runs.
3. Anthony Rizzo is good, even when he isn’t that good. He went 1-3 with a walk, but still saw 23 pitches, which led both teams.
1. James Russell marches ever onward towards...
Recently, the Cubs signed a former Rookie of the Year to a minor league deal. The question then becomes, will Cubs fans see former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan on Chicago Cubs roster, whether it be on opening day or later on in the year?
Coghlan’s ROY Campaign
Coghlan, who has spent his career in the Marlins’ organization, won the Rookie of the Year award in 2009. Starting...
The Cubs added their second Miami Marlins outfielder of the off season signing former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The Cubs are holding their 2nd annual Rookie Development Program in Chicago this week that culminates with a trip to the Cubs Convention this weekend.
Chris Coghlan’s up-and-down odyssey with the Miami Marlins is over.
Coghlan has signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. The deal will pay him $800,000 if he makes the majors and an additional $250,000 in incentives based on plate appearances.
The Marlins had non-tendered Coghlan but also spoken to him about returning...
The Marlins announced that they non-tendered right-handed reliever Ryan Webb and outfielder Chris Coghlan by Monday's midnight deadline, making them free agents.
It can then be assumed they did tender contracts to the other five arbitration-eligible players: slugger Giancarlo Stanton, first baseman Logan Morrison, closer Steve Cishek, lefty reliever Mike Dunn and outfielder...
The Miami Marlins non-tendered reliever Ryan Webb and outfielder Chris Coghlan.
Webb, 27, should have no trouble finding a new home after posting a 2.91 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 80 1/3 innings of work in 2013. While he does not rack up the strike out numbers he has more than made up for it with ground balls.
In addition to Webb the Marlins opted to non-tender for NL...
Chris Coghlan, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, became a free agent when the Miami Marlins failed to offer him a 2014 contract by Monday's midnight deadline.
In addition to letting the outfielder go, the Marlins also didn't offer a deal to right-hander Ryan Webb.
After hitting .321 with nine homers and 47 RBIs to win the rookie award, Coghlan has been limited by injuries...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013
The Miami Marlins dropped a pitcher’s duel to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night to fall to 58-100 on the season. The loss marks just the second 100-loss season in franchise history and the first since 1998 when the then Florida Marlins finished just 54-108 one year after winning the World Series.
Losing 100 games this season seemed inevitable for Miami...
The Miami Marlins finally got a win at Nationals Park, then guaranteed themselves the National League's worst road record in the same day.
Wilson Ramos' ninth-inning grounder bounced off third baseman Chris Coghlan's leg for a game-ending error that allowed pinch-runner Eury Perez to score from third, and the Washington Nationals beat the Marlins 5-4 Sunday night for...
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September 23, 2013