Chicago Cubs call up top prospect Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs reportedly will call up one of their many top prospects, outfielder Jorge Soler. David Kaplan of CSN Chicago first reported the news: *Breaking* As we were first to report, Jorge Soler is next prospect to make his Major League debut. He is expected to be recalled tomorrow. — David Kaplan (@thekapman) August 26, 2014 Soler, 22, was signed by the Cubs in 2012 to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Deadline moves that weren’t made

  Often times when discussing the trade deadline we tend to look only at the moves a team made, especially when a team was as active as the Chicago Cubs were. But what about the moves that the team did not make? Was it a good decision not to trade certain pieces, or was there just not enough interest in those pieces. These are questions that can be asked of a team regardless of...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago may trade James Russell, Wesley Wright, Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game this season and are sitting at 43-61, last in the National League Central. With the team looking towards the future, they already made their big deal, trading Jeff Samardzija to get one of the best prospects in baseball, shortstop Addison Russell. But what other potential moves are out there for the Cubs?#452855528...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Holliday lead Cards past Cubs, 1-0

CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8. Wainwright allowed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Create your own Rick Renteria meme!

In Tuesday night’s victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Cubs manager Rick Renteria called for not one, not two, not three, but FOUR relievers to get three outs in the top of the eighth inning.  Shades of Tony LaRussa!  Fortunately it worked out as the four relievers combined for three outs (Wesley Wright wasn’t able to LOOG) and kept the Reds from scoring that inning.  It also...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones snaps homerless slump at prime time for Marlins

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones was 99 percent certain the Chicago Cubs would go with lefty reliever Wesley Wright for a pivotal seventh-inning at-bat Tuesday night. With runners at first and second with one out, the Cubs kept righty Brian Schlitter on the mound to face Jones in a tie ballgame. It was a move that backfired, as Jones blasted a 91 mph fastball that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Pedro Strop activated

The Chicago Cubs' bullpen has had its trouble this season, but it just got back one of the young hard throwers who are part of the team's rebuilding program. The Cubs have activated reliever Pedro Strop from the disabled list and will make him available for the series with the Milwaukee Brewers, which begins Friday night. The Cubs made the announcement via Twitter Friday...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Use Baffling Rick Renteria

Allow me to preface all of this by saying that managing a bullpen is very difficult for a manager. Relievers need off-days, they need to be used fairly consistently, they might have minor arm issues that allow them to work, but on a strict pitch limit…the list of things that a manager needs to deal with as it relates to a bullpen is almost endless. All of that said, for a guy who...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Freeman gives Braves walk-off win after Kimbrel blows save

ATLANTA -- As the Cubs' Wesley Wright was intentionally walking Justin Upton he looked over at the on-deck circle, where Freddie Freeman, waited. The two Braves looked at each other and laughed. Freeman proceeded to deliver a walk-off single, their surest thing in the lineup giving them a 3-2 win in 10 innings Friday that included some unexpected drama after their surest thing...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs New Mascot: Clark

So much to unpack.  The Cubs, one of a handful of MLB teams without a mascot (Dodgers, Yankees, Angels) announced yesterday that they've filled the role with 'Clark', described as "young, friendly Cub who can't wait to interact with other young Cub fans". Drawings were released; he's been spotted in the wild.  1) Clark is much better suited...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs new mascot is, well, a mascot

Much to the derision of team fans and internet wise guys — two categories I happen to fit in — the Chicago Cubs unveiled a team mascot for the first time in decades on Monday. It’s easy to see why there was backlash. Clark the Cub is quite a ridiculous looking character, and appears to be a knock-off of the character Kit Cloudkicker from the ’90s kids show TaleSpin. But there...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Small offseason moves adding up BIG for Chicago Cubs

Critics might argue that if the Chicago Cubs’ offseason were a tree falling in an unpopulated forest it would not make a sound.  The Cubs have not made a major splash in free agency like the Seattle Mariners did when they signed former Yankees second baseman  Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million contract; or the Yankees did when they penned former Braves catcher Brian McCann...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Wright, Dec. 4 Cubs Recap

The Cubs strengthened their bullpen Wednesday night signing left-hander Wesley Wright to a $1.425 million contract. Carlos Pimentel, Yoanner Negrin and Paolo Espino all made starts in winter ball.
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Cubs agree to deal with Wright

APNewsNow. Will stand. By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Wesley Wright. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical. The financial terms were not known. Wright posted a 3.69 ERA in 70 games with Houston and Tampa Bay last...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs sign LHP Wright to 1-year deal

The Chicago Cubs bolstered the left side of their bullpen Wednesday night by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with free agent left-hander Wesley Wright. Wright, 28, was not tendered a contract Monday night by the Tampa Bay Rays. Wright posted a 3.69 ERA in 70 games with the Houston Astros and Rays. He has a lifetime 4.37 ERA in six seasons. Wright posted a 2.92 ERA in 16...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Reach Agreement With Wesley Wright

The Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with lefty reliever Wesley Wright on a one0year deal with $1.425 million. Wright spent last season with the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. He joined Tampa Bay via a waiver claim during the stretch drive last summer. He had a combined 3.69 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for the two teams. He went 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 16 appearances for the Rays...
Via Baseball News Source
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs agree to terms with Wesley Wright

As most of the baseball talk in Chicago's north side continues to center around whether or not Jeff Samardzija has been placed on the trading block, the Cubs made a minor move late-Wednesday signing left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a 1-year contract, for a reported $1.42 mm.The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs sign reliever Wesley Wright

getty images The Chicago Cubs have signed left handed relief pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year deal worth $1.425 million. Wright, 28, was recently non-tendered by the Tampa Bay Rays. The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425 million. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 5, 2013 Last season Wright posted a 3.69...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers should look at Wesley Wright, John Axford to replenish bullpen

With the impeding re-signing of Brian Wilson, the Dodgers' bullpen looks a little bit stronger than it did on Monday. But there's still work to be done.The Dodgers need another left-handed pitcher to complement Paco Rodriguez, who wore down late last season. At age-22, that'll happen. J.P. Howell coming back would be ideal, even if it's for three years. If not...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Molina finalizes $4.5M, 2-year deal with Rays

Catcher Jose Molina is staying with the Tampa Bay Rays, finalizing a $4.5 million, two-year contract. The 38-year-old, whose deal was announced Monday night, has spent the last two seasons with the Rays. He started a career-high 87 games and batted .233 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 99 games. The veteran of 14 major league seasons, who had become a free agent, is a .238 career...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays re-sign Jose Molina, non-tender Fuld, Wright

The Tampa Bay Rays chose not to tender outfielder Sam Fuld and reliever Wesley Wright before Monday's deadline, making them free agents. The team also announced it signed catcher Jose Molina to a two-year, 4.5 million deal. In addition, the Rays tendered contracts to their other arbitration-eligible players: left-hander David Price, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, catcher Jose...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' piecemeal pitching plan comes up short vs. Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As the final seconds of the Tampa Bay Rays' season passed, David Price warmed up in the bullpen. This was the bottom of the ninth inning, with little chance that the ace left-hander would be used in extra innings because Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was closing in on his second save of this American League Division Series. Still, the image was more...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays keep 5 starters on ALDS roster

The Tampa Bay Rays will keep five starting pitchers on their roster for the AL division series against the Boston Red Sox. Teams were required to file their rosters Friday, on the morning of the series opener. Tampa Bay's roster includes David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer and Jeremy Hellickson. Either Archer or Hellickson will start Game 4 and the other will move...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays keep five starting pitchers on roster for ALDS

BOSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will keep five starting pitchers on their roster for the AL division series against the Boston Red Sox. Teams were required to file their rosters Friday, on the morning of the series opener. Tampa Bay's roster includes David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer and Jeremy Hellickson. Either Archer or Hellickson will start Game 4 and the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' bullpen comes up big in collective win vs. Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are few solo acts in baseball, save the once-every-blue-moon no-hitter, or a player who hits for the cycle, or a defensive display so unbelievable that it lives through time on highlight reels or blooper tapes. This is a game that's more chorus than a lone voice bellowing into a megaphone, and if all parts work in unison, they make music of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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