The Cubs have reaquired outfielder Chris Coghlan, just a few months after trading the former NL Rookie of the Year to Oakland. In return, the Cubs part ways with Arismendy Alcantara. This looks to be a smart move for Chicago, considering the way left field has thinned out with Soler and Schwarber out. But what’s really
Another outstanding performance from Jon Lester saw the Cubs get back on the horse after a disappointing loss Sunday to Arizona. They had won 4 straight heading into that contest, and 10 of their last 11. Luckily, the Cubs came out swinging on Monday. Anthony Rizzo produced 2 RBI singles in a 3 hit performance,
The Cubs’ bullpen has been steady this year, thanks in large part to the addition of right-hander Adam Warren. Warren had previously been a member of the Yankees’ staff, before being traded as a key part of the Starlin Castro deal. While in New York, Warren was part of one of baseball’s most prolific bullpens.
That makes 10 of the last 11 and 4 in a row. We’re talkin’ dubs baby. After shutting out Arizona yesterday on the wings of a strong 9 strikeout performance by John Lackey, and some solid work out of the bullpen, Jason Hammel was the rock for the Cubs in this one. Hammel allowed just
Had to throw this one to our guy Kyle. Two great starts in a row, really looks like he’s finding his stride. Today’s effort came out to be 8 innings pitched, 2 runs on 3 hits with only 1 walk. The two runs came on a solo homer and a sac fly. But what won
After Jon Lester’s complete game, four hit, one run masterpiece, its big bad Kyle Hendricks’ turn to show us what he’s got. Kyle stepped up in a big way, and perhaps set the bar, in his last start. Against the Phillies Hendricks went the distance, allowed just five hits and one run — all the
June is upon us and that means the training wheels are officially off for the 2016 season. After a couple months of rapid fire baseball, and wide-eyed excitement with the new season, its summertime. That means more focus on division races, more trade talk, more drama. Two months from now, the trade deadline will hit.
In these 3 games against Philadelphia, the Cubs played just as they were supposed to. Failing to take care of business against inferior opponents has sort of been the 2016 Cubs’ achilles heel. Of course, if you’re really a Cubs homer you’d argue that they’re all inferior opponents. Still, the 2016 Cubs have dropped series
At 34-14, the 2016 Cubs are closing in on their 50th game of the season. We’ve seen torrid run after torrid run, interrupted only by a couple short dry spells with the bats. At times, the 2016 Cubs are like a modern day murderers row. They rip off five, and six, and seven run innings