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Barrel Scraping

We recently talked about storylines for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, and added a bit on the southpaw faction of the bullpen.  We only really focused on the 40-man roster though, and as you know, spring training has its fair share of non-roster invitees.   Another arm MT @jonmorosi: #Cubs close to signing reliever Pedro Feliciano to MiLB deal with big-league invite. MLB base salary of...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Add Three More Minor League Free-Agents to the Fold

Baseball America reports the Cubs have signed three more minor league free-agents over the past few days, including veteran MLB catcher Taylor Teagarden, INF Chris Valaika, and RHP Andres Santiago. The trio join RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Fernando Cruz, OF Adron Chambers, and INF Jonathan Herrera, who were signed to minor league contracts earlier. All seven will likely receive an...
Via Cub Reporter
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Clear Roster Slots in Preparation for Off-Season

The Cubs have sent RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika, IF-OF OF Josh Vitters, and OF Ryan Kalish outrigfht to Iowa.  Tags:  Cubs Roster Moves Josh Vittters Ryan Kalish Chris Valaika James McDonald
Via Cub Reporter
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs top Reds 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hendriks wins again, pitches Cubs past Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs top Reds 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates go around the horn to turn triple play

During the Cubs-Pirates game on Sunday at PNC Park, Josh Harrison started an around the horn, 5-4-3 triple play for the Pirates in the fourth inning. This was the first triple play the Pirates have turned since April 12, 2009, which was a 6-4-3 triple play initiated by Jack Wilson on a sinking line drive. But today, the play went around the horn from Harrison to Neil Walker to Andrew...
Via The Outside Corner
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates turn around the horn triple play

During the Cubs-Pirates game on Sunday at PNC Park, Josh Harrison started an around the horn, 5-4-3 triple play for the Pirates in the fourth inning. This was the first triple play the Pirates have turned since April 12, 2009, which was a 6-4-3 triple play initiated by Jack Wilson on a sinking line drive. But today, the play went around the horn from Harrison to Neil Walker to Andrew...
Via Bloguin Best
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates-Cubs suspended by rain in 7th inning

CHICAGO (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs game has been suspended by rain with one out in the top of the seventh inning on Friday. The teams were tied at 3 when a storm rolled through the area. With more rain in the forecast, the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 52 minutes. The Pirates and Cubs will resume their game on Saturday afternoon before their regularly...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee's woes continue in Chicago

It's hard to have a worse road trip than the one just completed by the Milwaukee Brewers. Nobody remembers the nine-game swing began with a 10-1 victory in San Diego because of the disastrous eight games that followed. Following an all too familiar script, Milwaukee fell 6-2 to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The losing streak has hit eight, as the Brewers continue...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Cubs Impress

When Anthony Rizzo and his 30 homers were forced to ride the bench, many feared that the Cubs offense would begin to stall. Instead, the Cubs have been ripping the ball, thanks to call-ups such as Chris Valaika and Jorge Soler. The youth movement has impressed many, and given Cubs fans renewed hope in the Epstein plan. Cubs fans have long heard about Jorge Soler’s power. However...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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