Frank Castillo becomes third ’97 Cubs starting pitcher to die

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The Curse of the Billy Goat has nothing on the unfortunate fates that have befallen the starting pitching rotation of the 1997 Chicago Cubs. On Monday we learned that Frank Castillo became the third member of the 1997 Cubs starting rotation to die at a young age. Castillo, who was 44, ...

Matt Garza: Chicago Cubs asking price is high for righty

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The Chicago Cubs have told starting pitcher Matt Garza that he will likely be traded after talks between the two sides over a contract extension broke down. Garza is considered one of the top pitchers available via trade this summer and Chicago's asking price is reportedly very high. According to Jim ...

Chicago Cubs: Team and city agree to Jumbotron at Wrigley field

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

On Thursday afternoon the proposed modernization of Wrigley Field took a big step forward. The Chicago Cubs and the city reached an agreement that will allow the franchise to build an electric Jumbotron and another sign above the outfield walls. The city's landmarks commission voted unanimously to approve the deal in ...

Mark Grace released from Tent City jail after four months

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Former Chicago Cub and Arizona Diamondback Mark Grace has been released from jail after serving four months for a second DUI arrest in a 15-month span. Grace was on work-release for all of his term, but he spent his nights in Maricopa County's famous outdoor Tent City. During the length of ...

Cubs bring back Kevin Gregg

Monday, April 15th, 2013

It's like that nightmare where you show up to school in nothing but your underwear actually happening in real life. Less than a week after I took time to crunch the numbers and determine that Kevin Gregg was the worst closer in Cubs history, the team signed the goggle-wearing blown save ...

Cubs prospect Jorge Soler attacks opposing dugout with bat

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler was ejected from a minor league game on Wednesday night after he was involved in a bench-clearing incident. Initial reports claim Soler attacked the opposing dugout with a bat. Yikes. Details are still a little vague, but Soler's Daytona Cubs were facing the Clearwater Threshers in a ...

Carlos Marmol is bad, but not Cubs worst closer ever

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Carlos Marmol sucks. This is not new information to Cubs fans, who have watched the once-electric closer lose his job less than a week into the 2013 season. Marmol's been awful, going 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA with a 4.80 WHIP and .600 opponent batting average in three appearances before manager ...

Chicago Cubs: City, Wrigleyville, and ownership close to renovation deal

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I've been to Wrigley Field. While it's nice that it hasn't changed much since it was first built a zillion years ago, the place is actually kind of a dump. I guess it was easier to impress people in 1914.  The Chicago Cubs really need to renovate it, which is ...