Cubs Rumors & News

  • Cardinals beat Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For a former batting champ who recognizes that his elite skill, by definition, is that he fails less often than all the others who try, outfielder Matt Holliday has adopted a pragmatic approach to his profession. The Cardinals’ No. 3 batter concerns himself with hitting the baseball hard — he’s..." September 01

  • Holliday homers help Cards split with Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The capsized Cardinals, losers of four straight, six of their last eight and buried by a barrage of Chicago Cubs home runs this weekend at Busch Stadium, were thrown a life raft by the 26th player on their 25-man roster Saturday night. After the Cardinals had lost behind Justin Masterson 5-1 in..." August 31

  • Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense. Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro. Watkins' homer was the first of his major league career, while Castro..." August 31

  • Manny Ramirez's Iowa Cubs tenure is over

    USA Today "Manny Ramirez left Des Moines as surprisingly as he came. The controversial slugger's tenure as a player-coach with the Iowa Cubs has come to an end, manager Marty Pevey said before Friday's game at Principal Park. Pevey said that Ramirez, who was placed on the disabled list Aug. 23 with a..." August 31

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    No Rizzo in #Cubs lineup

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

    Chicago Tribune "Jorge Soler's two home runs led the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals, spoiling Yadier Molina's return from the disabled list. Soler hit a game-tying solo shot in the seventh and a mammoth two-run blast in the four-run eighth. Kyle Hendricks allowed two first-inning runs before throwing..." August 30

  • While Jorge Soler has a blast with Cubs, Kris Bryant waits his turn

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three Cubs who were in the minors eight weeks ago — and in A-ball less than two years ago — did their best Friday night to show the St. Louis Cardinals at least part of what’s coming to the Cubs-Cards rivalry. Jorge Soler: 3-for-3 and two home runs. Javy Baez: a go-ahead double in the eighth..." August 30

  • Reds down Cubs 7-2, to win series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It may be too late for a large segment of their fans to notice -- football is starting, after all -- but the Reds have put together a nice little streak. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, Thursday afternoon before a crowd of 21,316 at Great American Ball Park to close the homestand with four..." August 29

  • Cubs threaten late, but Reds hold on

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nothing comes easy for these 2014 Reds. It looked like they would wrap up a fairly easy victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. It wasn't easy. But it was a victory. Despite a very tense eighth inning and a fairly tense ninth, the Reds prevailed for a 7-5 win before a crowd of 20,497 at..." August 28

  • Cubs ready for Soler power, top Reds 3-0

    Chicago Sun-Times "Who knows what the Cubs will have to challenge the rest of the National League next year? But they’re on the verge of finding out quickly, say guys in the clubhouse awaiting the big-league debut of $30 million outfield prospect Jorge Soler on Wednesday. ‘‘You’re starting to see the light at the..." August 27

  • Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler

    Chicago Tribune "Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler. But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds. "We will probably welcome him, obviously," Renteria said...." August 27

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Starlin Castro returns tonight to line up

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    David Kaplan @thekapman

    @mployedwriter Jorge Soler is coming up to the major league team.

  • Cubs top Orioles 7-2

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. The game was delayed because of rain for more than three hours. Justin Grimm (4-2)..." August 24

  • Report: Cubs rejected Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton trade proposal

    CBSSports.com "According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cubs rejected a trade offer that would have sent right-hander Edwin Jackson to the Braves for outfielder B.J. Upton. They were teammates while with the Rays a few years ago. The two sides discussed the deal before the trade deadline in July. A..." August 24

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    Cubs Talk @CSNCubs

    #Cubs indeed going with Jacob Turner to start in EJax's spot. He will pitch Wed. T-Wood will pitch Tues on normal rest. Arrieta on Thurs.

  • Jake Arrieta pitches Cubs to 4-1 victory vs. Orioles

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hasn’t forgotten his time with the Baltimore Orioles. Instead of simply moving on from that part of his career, he still draws on the positive and negative experiences he had in Baltimore. It was clear during the Cubs’ 4-1 victory Friday against the Orioles that..." August 23

  • Cubs deny grounds crew short-staffed because of effort to avoid Obamacare

    CBSSports.com "You'll recall that on Wednesday night, the Giants-Cubs game was cut short because the Wrigley Field grounds crew was unable to secure the tarp in advance of a downpour. Cubs deny grounds crew short-staffed because of effort to avoid Obamacare By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer August 22, 2014..." August 23

  • Bumgarner, Posey, Panda help Giants win Cubs 'nightcap' 5-3

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants' mood swings were off the charts in three extraordinary days at Wrigley Field. The takeaways: A grounds crew that made history, a 2-0 loss, a successful protest that wiped out that 2-0 loss, new knowledge about Rule 4.12(a)(3), an 8-3 win, the 2-0 loss that turned into a 2-1 loss,..." August 22

  • Cubs win ‘Tarpgate’ game over Giants

    Chicago Sun-Times "It took another seven-plus hours Thursday – including nearly two more hours of rain delay – but the Cubs finally completed a victory they thought they’d already won Tuesday, then finished a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants with a 5-3 loss in a regularly scheduled..." August 22

  • Cubs place sore Edwin Jackson on DL

    Chicago Sun-Times "It might have looked like adding injury to insult when the Cubs placed struggling, $52 million pitcher Edwin Jackson on the disabled list Thursday with a lat strain. But Jackson remains confident he can return stronger and better from soreness that has plagued him for weeks until finally..." August 22

  • Staffing issue may have been responsible for Cubs ‘tarp gate’

    Chicago Sun-Times "A staffing decision by the Cubs’ stadium operations might have made as big a difference as any “mechanical’’ issue in creating the tarp-related mess Tuesday night that led to the historic decision Wednesday to uphold the San Francisco Giants’ challenge of what was originally ruled a rain-shortened..." August 22

  • Cubs could demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen midway through $52 million contract

    Hardball Talk "After signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs last offseason Edwin Jackson struggled last season and has now been a mess this year, giving him a combined 14-32 record and 5.47 ERA in 57 starts for Chicago. That includes leading the league in losses both seasons and leading the..." August 21

  • Giants beat Cubs to complete win-win day

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field shortly after batting practice and announced that the teams would play two on Thursday. Travis Ishikawa's head dropped. "My first thought was, 'Gosh, did we get rained out?' " Ishikawa said. It was all clear a night after..." August 21

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    Jason Martinez @mlbdepthcharts

    Updated #Cubs roster: SS Starlin Castro placed on Bereavement List, SP Edwin Jackson (strained lat) placed on DL ...

  • Giants have grounds for frustration - could protest, Bochy says

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants lost 2-0 Tuesday night in a game that was called after 4 1/2 innings, and they were furious with how it was handled by the Cubs. Give the win to Chicago starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada and the save to the Wrigley Field grounds crew, which fouled up covering the infield when rain..." August 20

  • Cubs vs. Giants: What happened at Wrigley Field?

    CSN Chicago "What just happened at Wrigley Field? The Cubs and San Francisco Giants came to a standstill as Tuesday night turned into Wednesday morning, leaving both teams hanging around the dugouts for hours, waiting for answers that didn’t satisfy anyone. The bleachers and upper deck were almost..." August 20

  • Lester return to Boston a long shot; Cubs, Yankees are likely players

    CBSSports.com "There have been a lot of nice things said by ace starter Jon Lester about the Red Sox since being traded to the Athletics, and that shouldn't be a surprise. There's no reason to think he didn't absolutely love his time in Boston, as he has said both before he left and since he has gone. Still,..." August 20

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    Bruce Miles @BruceMiles2112

    Giants not confirming it but sources say they won protest. Tuesday game to be picked up at 4 Thursday. #Cubs

  • Giants file official protest over controversial loss at Wrigley

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have filed an official protest with Major League Baseball following Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field, when a 15-minute rainstorm in the fifth inning left the field unplayable because the grounds crew failed to fully cover the infield. A club source confirmed the Giants went..." August 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers, #RedSox, #SFGiants still in mix for Rusney Castillo. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Phillies not expected to place high bid.

  • Cubs 4, Mets 1: Kyle Hendricks Shines Again

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "The Cubs rookie righthander could get some Rookie of the Year votes if he keeps this up. I told you guys about Kyle Hendricks in spring training. Yes, I understand completely the reasons he didn't make the Opening Day roster and I think he was called up at exactly the right time. And I do..." August 19

  • Wright hurt, Niese falters, but Mets somehow pull one out over Cubs

    New York Post "Jon Niese was able to look at his performance in Saturday’s 7-3 win over the Cubs as a “step forward.” He has Vic Black to thank for that. Niese, cruising for most of his start, unraveled in the seventh and only a brilliant job out of the bullpen from Black kept the Mets comfortably..." August 17

  • Top prospect Bryant to have MRI on foot

    MLB.com "Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant had to leave Saturday's game with Triple-A Iowa before the third inning after apparently aggravating a minor foot injury. In a game at Principal Park in Des Moines, the 22-year-old third baseman drew a walk in the first against Salt Lake to load the bases. It was..." August 17

  • Starlin Castro says he's happy with Cubs, but Mets could use a shortstop

    New York Daily News "How to Break a Met Fan’s Heart, version 673: “I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here all my career.” That was Starlin Castro talking Friday night before he and the Cubs faced the Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. A certain segment of Met fan has fixated on the Cubs’..." August 17

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Cubs planning to promote Matt Szczur from Iowa after Dan Straily makes a spot start on Saturday night in New York.

  • Cubs option Junior Lake

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Cubs optioned outfielder Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa while recalling right-handed pitcher Dan Straily, the team announced on Saturday. Lake, 24, had been in the majors since debuting last season after the All-Star break. He hit .284 with a .332 on-base percentage and an OPS of..." August 16

  • Wheeler strikes out 10, Campbell homers as Mets beat Cubs

    New York Post "It’s Zack, with a “K.” That’s just the easiest way to remember the correct spelling of Zack Wheeler’s first name, along with his optimum pitching style. On a seasonably cool Friday night in Flushing, the Mets right-hander cranked up the heat and delivered in a 3-2 victory over the Cubs that..." August 16

  • Chicago-area Little League team gets better ratings than Cubs, White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox and Cubs took a back seat to Chicago’s Little Leaguers Thursday in the ratings department. Jackie Robinson West’s 12-2 victory over Lynwood, Wash., did a 2.4 rating in Chicago on ESPN. That means the game was viewed in more than 70,000 area homes." August 16

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    No Valbuena in #Cubs lineup today or tomorrow. Battling cold

  • Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Hardball Talk "Kris Bryant’s incredible season continued last night, as the Cubs prospect hit his minors-leading 40th home run and it was a 12th-inning walk-off bomb on “Kris Bryant jersey t-shirt night” at Triple-A Iowa. Bryant joins Rangers prospect Joey Gallo last season as the only minor leaguers to reach..." August 15

  • Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "While the Cubs wait for their current array of stud prospects to reach the majors together they traded away a former top prospect, dealing 2009 first-round draft pick Brett Jackson to the Diamondbacks for Triple-A reliever Blake Cooper. Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list..." August 15

  • Brewers beat Cubs

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Mike Fiers' remarkable resurgence continued Thursday afternoon. Making his second start in place of the injured Matt Garza, the 29-year-old righthander struck out a career-high 14 while allowing just three hits over six shutout innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a much-needed 6-2 victory..." August 15

  • Cubs take down first-place Brewers again behind stellar pitching

    CSN Chicago "Seven up, seven down for the Cubs starters. The Cubs rotation has rattled off seven quality starts in a row and beat the first-place Milwaukee Brewers behind a rookie pitcher for the second straight night Wednesday in a 4-2 win in front of 31,191 at Wrigley Field. Tsuyoshi Wada, the..." August 14

  • Rooftop owners sue city over Wrigley renovations

    Chicago Tribune "A group of owners of rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field sued the City of Chicago today in Cook County Circuit Court, asking a judge to review the decision that allowed the Chicago Cubs to build as many as seven outfield that would block views from the rooftops. The rooftop owners are..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Kyle Hendricks keeps right on rolling as Cubs shut out Brewers

    CSN Chicago "Kyle Hendricks has silenced the doubters to a whisper. The 24-year-old rookie has never been considered a top prospect because he doesn't have overpowering stuff, but he just keeps right on rolling. Tuesday night, Hendricks shut down the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-0 Cubs win in front..." August 13

  • Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

    Chicago Tribune "One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Cubs to a 3-0 win over the National League..." August 13

  • Chris Archer 'wouldn't be shocked' if David Price came to Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Could David Price come to the Cubs? The pitcher recently traded from the Rays to the Tigers is a free agent after the 2015 season, and given the Cubs' seeming need for top-of-the-line pitching, it could possibly be a fit. Of course, the former Cy Young winner is expected to demand a hefty..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13