CHRIS DENORFIA NEWS

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...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  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. ...
Via World Series Dreaming
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto allows 1 hit in 4 innings, but Reds fall to Cubs

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...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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

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 Bloguin Best
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...
Via Sports Mockery
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)...
Via World Series Dreaming
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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Denorfia, Cubs Agree to One-Year Deal

Per Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports (and John Baker of the Chicago Cubs) outfielder Chris Denorfia is on his way to Chicago on a one-year contract. 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, spent 2014 with the San Diego...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels claim AL West title with 5-0 win over Mariners, A's loss in Texas

  The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and then had to wait until the Oakland A's lost at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the Angels' victory, clinching their first AL West title since 2009. Howie Kendrick sparked the Angels' five...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

Rumors! Conjecture! And the Actual Moves From the Trade Deadline

Yesterday the MLB Trade Deadline came…and went. And while the week or so leading up to the deadline was quieter than recent memory in the way of rumors, the deadline day itself brought a flurry of moves that were, at times, difficult to keep up with. Add to that the newish trend of fake Twitter accounts of MLB writers and the information, and misinformation, was fast and furious...
Via Padres Public
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Moves Baffling For Seattle Mariners

Right at the trade deadline on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-way trade, sending Cy Young award winner David Price from Tampa Bay to Detroit, outfielder Austin Jackson from Detroit to Seattle, and pitcher Drew Smyly and second baseman Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay from Detroit and Seattle respectively.  The Rays also acquired...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Jackson And Chris Denorfia – Much Needed Upgrades In The Seattle Mariners Outfield

Just minutes before the July 31s, 4:00 p.m. EST trade deadline, the Seattle Mariners acquired Detroit Tigers’ centerfielder Austin Jackson, sending minor league 2B/SS Nick Franklin to the Tampa Rays in a three way deal in which the Tigers landed ace Rays’ pitcher David Price.  About an hour earlier, the Mariners obtained San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia in exchange for minor...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

In Austin Jackson, Mariners Land Decent Player and Massive Upgrade

In one of the smaller moves of the day, the Mariners dealt Abraham Almonte and another minor leaguer to the Padres for Chris Denorfia. It wasn’t a trade that caught much attention, because neither of the younger guys is of any real consequence, and Denorfia is a rental having a down season. It was just […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Sitting Out The Trade Deadline, Fans Sitting On The Edge Of Their Seats

The ol’ clock on the wall ticks away this July 31, and it is becoming apparent that there will be no press briefings forthcoming from Citi Field. It looks as though Sandy Alderson and the Mets will not be participating in the annual mid-year grab bag exchange of players. We’ve seen Yeonis Cespedes, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Allen Craig, Joe Kelly, Tommy Milone, Sam Fuld, Gerardo...
Via Mets360.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Acquire OF Chris Denorfia From Padres

The Seattle Mariners‘ issues in the OF are well documented, and they look to be at least attempting to address that issue trading for former Padre Chris Denorfia. In return, the San Diego Padres will receive OF Abraham Almonte, and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen. Denorfia has struggled this season, only slashing .242/.293/.319 with a wRC+ of 76, […]
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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