Cubs Need to Stop Playing with Two Outfielders

The Cubs got back on track with two wins against the Padres, and hopefully, they can continue to find themselves over .500 as June approaches. The team continues to play well, but still has flaws to address. Some players, like Castro, have struggled recently, but the output out of left field has struggled all year round. A solution for this position needs to be found soon or the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Logical Trade Options for the Cubs

As mid May approaches, the Cubs still find themselves in the thick of postseason contention. This is more than they could have said about the previous three seasons. Each day, teams will continue to fall further back in divisional races. The Cubs as a team will continue to take shape and as the season progresses, it becomes clearer and clearer that the Cubs have needs. Teams around...
Via Sports Mockery
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lefty Called Up To Help Struggling Chicago Cubs Bullpen

The Chicago Cubs are 13-11, but have lost four of their last five games and last night their struggling bullpen was to blame for a 10-9 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. After four blown saves by the bullpen in the month of April and more struggles in early May, the Cubs have called up veteran left-handed pitcher James Russell from Triple-A Iowa. James Russell called up and...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs place Denorfia on DL, recall Russell, Varvaro

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury and recalled James Russell and Anthony Varvaro from the minor leagues. Russell was 2-0 with three saves at Triple-A Iowa and had not allowed an earned run in seven games. Varvaro was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in nine games before getting designated for assignment...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cubs’ Outfielder Chris Denorfia Makes A Spectacular Catch

Pittsburgh Pirates hitter Andrew Lambo thought he had himself extra bases after hitting a shot to left field during Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Chris Denorfia had other plans, though. Denorfia raced back and reached over his left shoulder to make a diving catch, robbing Lambo of at least a double. Watch out Adam Eaton, you have competition for catch of the year...
Via Sports Mockery
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Notes: Bryant Up, Denorfia Activated, Olt and Ramirez to DL

As many Chicago Cubs fans around both the city of Chicago and around the world wait in gleeful anticipation for the appearance of highly touted prospect Kris Bryant running onto the field or perhaps taking his first at-bat, there are other stories and notes about in the Cubs organization that need to be brought to light. I’m not trying to be sacrilegious on this most hallowed and...
Via Baseball Essential
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Shoutout to the Cubs Graphics Folks

The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates have really upped their social media game this year as the game on the field has improved as well.  Check out the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ lineup card:   Last chance to come watch the #Cubs rehabber Chris Denorfia? Perhaps. He hits 2nd, plays LF Game @ 7:05 #MBpelicans — MyrtleBeachPelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) April...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bard, Russell, and Denorfia Get Pre-Game Reps at Extended Spring Training

Adonis Paula singled twice, stole a base, and drove-in a run, Kevonte Mitchell singled twice and scored a run, and Carlos Sepulveda smacked a solo home run, in Cubs Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action this morning on Field #5 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. The game was called after 4-1/2 innings with the score tied 2-2. (All three Extended Spring Training intrasquad...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (0-0) vs Chicago Cubs (0-0)

Baseball is back! I’m so glad that the Cubs opener is on a Sunday so I don’t have to burn a vacation day for my favorite holiday of the year. Today’s lineups: Cardinals 3B Carpenter RF Heyward LF Holliday SS Peralta 1B Adams C Molina 2B Wong CF Jay P Wainwright Cubs CF Fowler RF Soler 1B Rizzo SS Castro LF Coghlan 3B Olt C Ross P Lester 2B La Stella Team Overviews 2014...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans Gobble Nuts & Tourists Fly Past Cubs at Riverview

Jesse Hodges belted a solo HR and singled, Jordan Hankins singled twice, drove-in a run, and scored another, and Jake Stinnett tossed five innings of one-run ball as the Cubs took a 4-1 lead through five innings, but the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies Lo-A affiliate) scored four in the 6th, two in the 8th, and two more in the 9th, to rally to a 9-7 victory over the South Bend...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night.  You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a construction zone, but that’s just the way it is and Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has already prepared his players for that scenario (oy...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

A Cubs Game On WGN, Just Like the Old Days

It will likely change after 2019, and we’ve already heard plenty of complaints about WGN America not carrying Chicago Cubs games (or any sports) anymore.  But today, we harken back to the days when Cubs baseball shone upon our televisions screens on the good old number 9, though this will only happen 45 times in 2015 instead of nearly every day like in your grandpa’s day. ...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wood throws 5 shutout innings in Cubs' win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer and Travis Wood pitched three-hit ball for five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Sunday. Wood, making a strong bid for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation, walked one and struck out four. Reliever Brian Schlitter pitched two scoreless innings. Johnny Cueto allowed just one hit in four innings for the Reds...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

It’s been no secret throughout the offseason, and especially recently, that the Chicago Cubs were in the market for an everyday centerfielder. With Arismendy Alcantara representing the only real option out there, in addition to the fact that their only addition to the outfield thus far in the offseason was Chris Denorfia, they had been connected to multiple players available...
Via The Outside Corner
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners get lefty Mike Kickham from Cubs for minor leaguer

  The Seattle Mariners have acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-league pitcher Lars Huijer. Seattle and Chicago finalized the trade Wednesday. Seattle designated for assignment Anthony Fernandez to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old Kickham spent his entire career in the San Francisco Giants organization before being...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Veteran Outfielder

The Chicago Cubs announced the signing of Chris Denorfia to a one-year deal on Friday evening. Denorfia, 34, played with the Padres and the Mariners last year but he’s been in the league since 2005. Hitting .230 with three home runs and 21 RBIs last season, he’s expected provide a left-handed bat to complement Chris Coughlan. He could also spell Jorge Soler as needed, giving...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Denorfia complete $2.6M deal 1-year deal with Cubs

  Free-agent outfielder Chris Denorfia completed a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Denorfia played for San Diego and Seattle last season, batting .230 with three homers and 21 RBI in 121 games. He was traded to the Mariners on July 31. The 34-year-old can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses under the agreement announced Friday: $100,000 each...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

OF Chris Denorfia completes $2.6M deal 1-year deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Free-agent outfielder Chris Denorfia has completed a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Denorfia played for San Diego and Seattle last season, batting .230 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 121 games. He was traded to the Mariners on July 31. The 34-year-old can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses under the agreement announced Friday...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Denorfia

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, pending a physical.  Jon Heyman reports that the value of the contract is about $2.5MM.  Here’s the initial report:   Chris Denorifa to the @cubs ? Deno is one of my favorite teammates of all time! The Cubs fans are going to love him. Enjoy him Chicago. — John Baker (@manbearwolf)...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Cubs sign Chris Denorfia

The Chicago Cubs have signed free-agent outfielder Chris Denorfia to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal and free-agent catcher, John Baker: Source: #Cubs in agreement with free-agent OF Chris Denorfia on one-year deal. First reported by the one and only @manbearwolf. (John Baker) — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 Denorfia, 34, hit for a .230 AVG with...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The best potential values of the MLB offseason

The biggest free agent names and the blockbuster contracts they sign draw the headlines during the offseason. But it’s the players on the lower shelves — the ones you might have to squat down to find and check the labels carefully — that can become the best bargains for MLB teams and thus provide the best values for their new teams. Most of the players listed here are...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #152: CHAMPS – Angels 5, Mariners 0

Here is all you need to know about this games… Run Expectancy Rundown OK, fine, I’ll do a little analysis as well. The Angels were pretty quiet right up until Chris Denorfia matadored that ball in right followed by C.J. Cron (who honestly should have been pinch-hit for by Josh Hamilton) launched a three-run bomb. There really wasn’t much else beside that. One certainly can’t...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Chris Denorfia scratched with stiff neck

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers on Tuesday by the score of 5-0. The win improved the Mariners to 72-59, third in the American League West. Endy Chavez had two RBI for the Mariners, while Robinson Cano added his 12th home run of the season. Chavez made the most of his start in place of Chris Denorfia, who was out with a stiff neck. #454220814 / gettyimages.comBob...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

Get Ready For A Wild Six Weeks Anyone know what this crazy, tingling sensation is? No, I don’t have some sort of communicable disease. Yes — that’s it!  This is what it feels like to me in the midst of genuine, bonafide, legitimate pennant chase as a fan of the Seattle Mariners. Fun isn’t it? As I write today, the Mariners, for the moment, are in possession of the second...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. Did Jack make the right moves? The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, made some moves that might not...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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