The Cubs have made their first deal of the summer, trading AAA-prospect Dan Vogelbach to the Seattle Mariners for LHP Mike Montgomery. Vogelbach has a .318 average with 16 home runs in Iowa. He will conceivably see time at first base or DH in Seattle. Montgomery, on the other hand, is a lefty who was
I love Kyle Schwarber. I really, really do. I’ve said many times that he is probably my favorite Cub. He has the most exciting bat in the National League and his unique ability to play several positions makes him a heck of an asset to the ballclub. But as we near the trade deadline, I
After a brief hiatus, the “Wave The W Show” with Tyler and Bo is back with a special trade-talk episode. We hope you enjoy!
Last Friday was like most Fridays at my house. I woke up, showered, got dressed, and went to let my 8-month old dog, Leia, outside to spend the day in the backyard while I was at work. But this Friday was different. She didn’t want to go outside. We have a big fenced-in yard where
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