Road to Opening Day: #36

Next week we finally have Cactus League play, likely after a couple of Cubs intrasquad games as tune-ups.  You can check out the schedule here.  The Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, February 27th to celebrate their first official Cactus League opener in the new Mesa facility, which is super spiffy. Can’t wait…and only 36 sleeps left until the real baseball begins...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired pitcher Randy Wells feeling good again, eyes comeback

Less than a year after retiring, former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has designs on a comeback. Wells, a 2000 graduate of Belleville East, said his right elbow has responded well to throwing sessions this winter. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on the elbow in July 2012 and was eventually cut free by the Cubs and later the Texas Rangers. Wells, 31, recently worked out for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Cubs pitcher Randy Wells retires

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team. The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately. In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kinsler helps Rangers beat A's

PHOENIX (AP) -- Randy Wells hopes that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year that everything falls into place. Injury and inconsistency have plagued the 30-year-old right-hander during his career, which up until 2013 primarily had been with the Chicago Cubs. Now with the Texas Rangers, he is making a bid for the No. 5 spot in their rotation. On Thursday, he had the team'...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 6, Athletics 2

Randy Wells hopes that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year that everything falls into place. Injury and inconsistency have plagued the 30-year-old right-hander during his career, which up until 2013 primarily had been with the Chicago Cubs. Now with the Texas Rangers, he is making a bid for the No. 5 spot in their rotation. On Thursday, he had the team's longest outing...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers make several minor moves

The Texas Rangers made several transactions Thursday morning in Nashville but not of them involved the names Hamilton, Greinke, Young or Upton. Texas made a pick in the Rule 5 draft, selecting right-handed sidearmer Coty Woods from Colorado in the major-league phase of the draft. The Rangers also picked up infielder Marquez Smith from Cincinnati in the Triple-A phase of the Rule...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

RotoWire MLB Mound Musings

With just two weeks remaining in the fantasy season, unearthing a hidden gem in the pile of rocks known as your waiver wire is more of an exercise in futility than anything else. Sure, there might be some random youngster like Jake Odorizzi available, but for the most part, the pickin's are pretty slim. Streaming pitchers might be a popular strategy at this time, but there'...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Garza leaves game with forearm injury

Matt Garza left tonight's game after 3 innings with a forearm injury. It's probably not serious, but here are some other players who have had not so serious forearm injuries: Kerry Wood, Randy Wells and Angel Guzman.  more into to come
Via Obstructed View
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs option RHP Wells, recall RHP Dolis

The Cubs recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa and designated struggling right-handed starter Randy Wells for assignment. Dolis was available for Wednesday's game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. Dolis went 2-4 with four saves and a 5.68 ERA (16 earned runs in 25 1/3 innings) in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs during his first big league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 75 Thread - Samardzija vs. Niese

Cubs go for the sweep!!! Mets Cubs #Torres, CF Mather, CF Tejada, SS Castro, SS Wright, 3B *Rizzo, 1B *Duda, RF Rizzo, LF *Davis, 1B Baker, RF Hairston, LF Soto, C *Murphy, 2B Barney, 2B *Thole, C *Valbuena, 3B *Niese, P Wells, P A solid debut for Rizzo yesterday, going 2/4 with a double and the game-winning RBI, even if the official scorer was a little kind...
Via Cub Reporter
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Wells Designated for Assignment

Following his second straight outing with four walks in less than four innings, Randy Wells was designated for assignment by the Cubs today (first reported by Bruce Miles on Twitter, as best as I can tell). It's been a rough season and a half for Wells. After a solid, 3 fWAR rookie campaign he posted a mixed bag of a sophomore campaign. His ERA was riding high for most of the...
Via Obstructed View
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Designated for assignment: Humberto Quintero and Randy Wells

– The Kansas City Royals designated catcher Humberto Quintero for assignment the team announced. Quintero, who was acquired from the Astros back in March, hit only .232/.257/.341 with 1 HR, 19 RBI's and a 63 OPS+ in 144 plate appearances with the Royals in 2012. – According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Chicago Cubs designated right handed pitcher Randy Wells for assignment...
Via PRO Rumors
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs get big hit from Rizzo, defeat Mets 5-3

Cubs starter Randy Wells didn’t last long in this one, but four Chicago relievers held the Mets scoreless for the last six innings of this one. Wells only went three innings, but Gee couldn’t get through more than five, and Anthony Rizzo’s fourth inning RBI double turned out to be the difference in the 5-3 Cubs win. Gee got through the first two innings without much issue...
Via The Daily Stache
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Mets @ Cubs 8:05 PM ET

The New York Mets look to bounce back from three straight losses tonight as they play their second game of their series against the Chicago Cubs tonight at 8:05 PM ET at Wrigley Field. Starting Lineups: #Mets Tue. lineup at Chicago: Nieuwenhuis-CF, Tejada-SS, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Davis-1B, Hairston-LF, Murphy-2B, Thole-C, Gee-RHP — New York Mets (@Mets) June 26, 2012 #Cubs lineup...
Via MetsOnline
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

PreGame: New York Mets (39-35) at Chicago Cubs (25-48)

The well-rested Mets will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak tonight as they send Dillon Gee to the mound against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always on WFAN 660 AM. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly, @DevOnSports. Gee’s task will be to shutdown...
Via The Daily Stache
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

“Weird Wrigley” says TC: Cubs 6, Mets 1

Well, so much for my prediction of not many home runs tonight because of the Wrigley winds.  The Cubs’ Joe Mather hit a 2-spot in the 4th and Ike Davis hit a solo home run in the 9th.  Sadly, that would be the only run the Mets would score tonight, in what Terry Collins would describe as a “weird Wrigley night” in the post-game presser. I’m not sure if the wind was playing...
Via The Daily Stache
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Saturday funnies: Please give us Anthony Rizzo, Theo.

(click to see cartoon) It was depressing enough finding out that Randy Wells is gonna hang around and start.It's depressing enough thinking that Ryan Dempster may never perform as a Cub again, and Wells could be his fill-in for the duration of this season.Hell, it's depressing enough knowing I gotta stay up late to watch the Cubs lose to Arizona and get depressed all over...
Via Cub Reporter
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Wells' stay in rotation might be brief

Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has struggled throughout his appearances with the big-league club. His most recent start may wrap up his time in the starting rotation. The Sports Xchange gives a detailed look at the Cubs.
Via cubs.scout.com
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 7, Cubs 0

Gavin Floyd pitched four-hit ball into the seventh, Gordon Beckham homered, and the struggling Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs 7-0 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Floyd (5-7) put aside his recent problems. Beckham matched a career-high by driving in four runs, and the White Sox got an easy win after dropping six of seven. They finally showed some pop after managing just...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (22-44) at Chicago White Sox (35-31)

I think the White Sox have already claimed the Dead Pelican Cup, even if their entire team comes down with the plague and the Cubs eke out a sweep this week. The White Sox are a legit contender in the AL Central, in fact they're the only team with a positive run differential in the whole group. Their +36 is third best in the AL, trailing only the Yankees and Rangers. They'...
Via Obstructed View
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs place Soto on 15-day disbaled list

The Chicago Cubs placed Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, and recalled right-handed pitcher Randy Wells from Triple-A Iowa. Soto had arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on his left knee Friday after experiencing inflammation two days ago. He is batting .161 (15-for-93) with three home runs and six RBI in 28 games this season. Wells...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Plus Five MPH is Back

Like a bad penny, the Cubs can't seem to catch a break. Here is the list of the broken catchers: Steve Clevenger -Oblique rib cage strain. He is scheduled to return to the batting cage this weekend and might be ready to come off the DL by next weekend in Pittsburgh. Geo Soto - Went on the DL with a knee meniscus tear and had it repaired/ trimmed on Friday. Out at least 3 weeks...
Via Cub Reporter
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Wind Clocked at 20; I-Cubs Clock a Trio

Waiting for the game to begin tonight I noticed that the pitchers would be throwing into a stiff breeze. A couple young scouts, I thought, sat down a couple rows in front of me to chart the game, one of them armed with a jugs gun. I sauntered down to ask them how the scoreboard speedometer compared to their readings since the last time I checked it was thought to generally register...
Via Cub Reporter
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Acapulco Taco Pie

Iowa Another day another Anthony Rizzo HR. He decided to pair his 13th shot of the year with a triple and kept his average at .359. Brett Jackson on the other hand is really scuffling right now as he slipped down to .226 after another 0-4 day. Randy Wells got shelled and has a 7 + [...]
Via Obstructed View
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Zephyrs' Montz Drills Wells Deep

There was a big, bad moon rising tonight over Principal Park about the time New Orleans' Luke Montz boomed a Randy Wells s(t)inker through the teeth of the brisk zephyr blowing in off the Des Moines River to break a 1-1 tie and launch the visitors to a 7-3 series-evening win. Wells actually lowered his Iowa ERA to 8.38 while allowing three runs in his rather ordinary five inning...
Via Cub Reporter
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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