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Chicago Cubs Know How to Shut the Door
June 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It seems like forever since the Chicago Cubs had a good bullpen, never mind a good closer, but 2014 has given Cubs fans some hope.  This year we have seen some of the best late inning pitching in baseball thanks to setup man Neil Ramirez and Closer Hector Rondon.  The...

Jose Veras Designated for Assignment by Chicago Cubs
June 3rd, 2014 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Per ESPN Chicago, the Cubs have designated Jose Veras for assignment.  Veras, 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in 13.1 innings this year, never really got off the ground for the Cubs.  Veras was signed to a one year, four million dollar contract (with an option for 2015) and was expected to...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 2
June 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As we inch closer to the July 31st trade deadline the Chicago Cubs plans become clearer.  We have two more players who you can expect to be on the move in the next two months here in part two of our three-part installment.   Darwin Barney: Last week we discussed the situation that...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 1
May 31st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are headed towards another late summer purge so its time to sell high and cut away the fat.  In addition to the immanent trade of Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs should also be cutting ties with the following players in the next two months. Check out who’s leaving...

Chicago Cubs Trade Carlos Marmol to Anaheim Angels for Dan Haren; Neither Teams Confirm Move
November 2nd, 2012 at 7:14 PM
As reported by Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have sent reliever Carlos Marmol to the Anaheim Angels for Dan Haren. Chicago Cubs 101 reported just a few hours ago that the Cubs were said to have an interest in acquiring the pitcher, and it now seems as...

Chicago Cubs Reported to Have Interest in Re-Signing Shawn Camp
October 30th, 2012 at 6:45 PM
The Chicago Cubs are hoping to keep their lone free agent, relief pitcher Shawn Camp, in the North Side of Chicago, as reported by ESPN Chicago.  Camp is the only player from the Cubs eligible for free agency, as all other members of the team had a contract beyond the 2012...

Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Carlos Gutirrez Off Waivers; Designate Anthony Recker for Assignment
October 24th, 2012 at 9:45 PM
On Wednesday the Chicago Cubs announced that they have added Carlos Gutirrez to the team's 40-man roster. Gutirrez was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. In order to make room for their new pitcher, Chicago designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. ***PHOTO1*** Gutirrez has been...

Chicago Cubs Avoid 100th Loss with 7-2 Win Over Arizona Diamondbacks
September 30th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
The Cubs race to the century mark in the loss column took a detour, as Chicago snapped a seven game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks. With 99 losses on the season, the Cubs will need to win out in order to avoid the dubious honor. Chicago...

Chicago Cubs Lose Season Series Versus St. Louis Cardinals for Second Straight Season
September 25th, 2012 at 9:15 PM
  Following last night’s 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs finished 10-7 against the Redbirds this season. Had the Cubbies been able to sweep the series, Chicago could have at least salvaged a head to head winning record over the Cardinals. That dream went out the door...

Chicago Cubs’ Kerry Wood Throws Mitt in to Stands
May 10th, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Kerry Wood was not please with his performance Tuesday Night vs. the Atlanta Braves. After giving up two runs and the lead in the eighth inning, Wood showed his displeasure with this mitt toss, followed by his Cubs cap. Wood has struggled this year with the Cubs after signing a one year contract as a free agent. His ERA has ballooned to 14.54 and...