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Cubs Give Ryan Sweeney His Walking Papers

After a relatively weak 2014 campaign where he saw only 77 games because of a hamstring injury, Ryan Sweeney was given a decent shot this Spring with the Cubs. However, due to a few of his teammate’s injuries, roster limitations and inevitable call-ups, he was released this afternoon after being designated for assignment on Sunday. Sweeney, 30, has had a good career that began...
Via Baseball Essential
April 07, 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...
Via Obstructed View
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pre-Game Roster Check

It seems that my guesses for the roster over the weeks were pretty close to what’s actually happening now that more guys have been optioned, and the rotation has been announced: Lester Arrieta Hammel Wood Hendricks. In that order. EJax the long man — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 4, 2015 There is the bench battle still to be fought, though: No word on final roster spots...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Fans Convening Conventionally Again

The Cubs Convention is many things, but different is not one of them. John McDonough’s template has been used for 29 years with very few changes, so for the 30th iteration, they’ll stick with what isn’t broken. Cubs fans aren’t exactly known for their ability to roll with change, so it’s not like I can blame the Cubs. Here’s the schedule the Cubs have published: Friday...
Via Obstructed View
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs must be Russell Martin free

For those of us who love a constant barrage of baseball rumors ranging from the absurd to the hopeful, this is the greatest time of year.  With free agency now in full swing, teams are going to be in moving in hyper-drive trying to work out every possible scenario to either keep the players they have, or to acquire the one or two pieces that could put their team over the top....
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming up with the current 2015 payroll/roster

There was a little confusion about my $65 million number in my last article. The Cubs have a $65 million payroll next year, but it doesn’t (at first glance) appear that way. I assure you it is. Major League Contracts Starlin Castro: $6MAnthony Rizzo: $5MEdwin Jackson: $11MRyan Sweeney: $1.5MKyuji Fujikawa: $500K (we will decline his $5M team option) Total: $24M These are the only...
Via Obstructed View
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs: Starlin Castro and Ryan Sweeney done for season

getty images The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Ryan Sweeney were done for the season. An MRI on Castro revealed a high ankle sprain. Castro was having a bounce back season hitting .292/.339/.438 with 14 homers and 65 RBI. While the strong performance this season is good for Castro’s future it does not guarantee that he will remain...
Via Tireball.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs tab another top prospect, promote Jorge Soler for debut

  The Chicago Cubs put outfielders Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sweeney had to leave the Cubs' 3-0 victory on Tuesday with a pulled hamstring. Ruggiano hadn't played since last week because of a sore left ankle. The moves opened a roster spot for outfielder and top prospect...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs OF Ruggiano scratched with ankle soreness

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been scratched from the lineup due to left ankle soreness. Ruggiano was replaced by Ryan Sweeney for Saturday's game against Baltimore. Sweeney got the start in right and also batted in Ruggiano's fifth slot. Ruggiano is batting .281 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 81 games.
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays miss out on sweep as Cubs win in 12th inning

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays miss out on sweep as Cubs win in 12th inning

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Missed opportunity in the 8th looms large as Cardinals lose 7-6; season high four game losing streak

The Cardinals have lost three straight games four times this season, but they haven’t lost four straight games all season. That changed in Friday afternoon’s series opener at Wrigley Field. Cubs starter Travis Wood threw 32 pitches in the Top of the 1st without allowing an earned run, but the Cardinals managed to score three runs off of two Cubs’ errors. That started a back...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Baker, Cubs Hero

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....
Via World Series Dreaming
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the hapless Rangers

I never expected…*this* from the Texas Rangers. Texas has the third-worst record in the American League, better than just the Rays and (barely) the Astros. I know the team has been completely destroyed with injuries, but the bottom never really fell out until this eight game losing streak has pushed them eight games under .500. And it’s not as if they’re getting edged in all...
Via The Outside Corner
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the hapless Rangers

I never expected…*this* from the Texas Rangers. Texas has the third-worst record in the American League, better than just the Rays and (barely) the Astros. I know the team has been completely destroyed with injuries, but the bottom never really fell out until this eight game losing streak has pushed them eight games under .500. And it’s not as if they’re getting edged in all...
Via Bloguin Best
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest Cubs Injury Comes at “Perfect” Time

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...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Ryan Sweeney to start rehab tonight

The Chicago Cubs have an abundance of outfielders, which has come in handy with Ryan Sweeney on the disabled list. Sweeney, though, began a Minor League rehab assignment Monday night in his quest to return to the Majors. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat of MLB.com made the announcement Monday afternoon. #Cubs Ryan Sweeney begins rehab assignment tonight at Class A Kane County— Carrie...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Romp over Angels at Riverview Park

Varonex Cuevas drilled a two-run triple and an RBI single, Jesse Hodges reached base four times (HBP, 2B, 2B, and BB), scored two runs, and drove-in another, Alberto Mineo collected three singles and scored a run, and five pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter, as the Cubs overwhelmed the Angels 10-1 in Cactus League  Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #1...
Via Cub Reporter
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ManRam & Eloy Drop Bombs on Papago Park

Brett Vertigan laced an RBI double and an RBI single, Yairo Munoz ripped an RBI single and a double and scored a run, Joe Bennie drilled an RBI single and a double, and Dayton Alexander smacked a solo HR, as the Athletics drubbed the Cubs 10-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morining on Field #2 (AKA "Connie Mack Field") at the Papago Baseball Complex in...
Via Cub Reporter
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs activate Jake Arrieta and place Ryan Sweeney on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs enter this afternoon's game against the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a 6-5 win last night. The win improved the Cubs to 10-17 on the season. Jake Arrieta, who hasn't pitched all season is scheduled to start today against Michael Wacha of the Cardinals. In another roster move, Chris Coghlan was called up from Tripe-A Iowa and Ryan Sweeney was place on the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Ryan Sweeney underwent MRI after injuring hamstring against Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs won the first game of their weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Cubs to 10-17 on the season. Cubs outfielder injured his right hamstring in the eighth innings chasing a fly ball off the bat of Allen Craig. Sweeney underwent an MRI and he probably wont be available for tomorrow's game.#487473143 ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Report Card

The season is 1/7th over. Since we essentially are at the end of April, I thought it’d be a good time to go down the roster and assign grades to everyone. I’ll put a short blurb out as well. Welington Castillo Beef Castle has been more-or-less what he’s been his whole career; league-average at the plate and below-average behind it. Castillo is a below-average pitch framer,...
Via Obstructed View
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Manager Rick Renteria on His First Day at Work

Opening Day is a great day for baseball fans, but a difficult one for sabermetricians. We know that one game is nothing in the grand scheme of the season, but we cannot resist overreacting to the smallest sample size available after a dormant offseason perusing the statistics of the previous year. Thankfully, some things are more permanent than others, and there are definitely lessons...
Via Batting Leadoff
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Ryan Sweeney day-to-day with knee soreness

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney left Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning after injuring his right knee.By Sgt. Kassidy Snyder via Wikimedia CommonsMark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reported that Sweeney made an awkward turn and slipped while fielding a double off the bat of Jeff Bianchi.Carrie Muskat of MLB.com tweeted about the injury, as well...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #12

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! I know many of you like myself will be running around getting ready for the big game this evening but I didn’t want to skip today so we continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and surprise, he’s a Cub! Here is today’s pick: #12 – Ryan Sweeney Hey girl… #6|CF|Chicago Cubs Born : February 20, 1985 (28) Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA Height...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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