The Chicago Cubs finally came to their senses and decided it was best that reliever Carlos Marmol no longer appear in the ninth inning as the closer. It is no secret that the right-hander has struggled in the closer role for quite some time, but to finally have the Cubs come out and say that [...]
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This offseason when the Miami Marlins traded away Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others to the Toronto Blue Jays, young Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton let it be known that he was not happy. With the Marlins obviously looking to cut salary and embark on another rebuilding situation it appears that Stanton wants out [...]
It was the bottom of the ninth when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run walk-off home run, but the defining moment of Sunday’s game between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs came much earlier. It was the third inning and the commentators, already bored from watching so much meaningless baseball, were halfway through what [...]
In a matchup of two of the worst teams in the National League, the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets handily to begin a three-game series. Shaun Marcum continued to struggled, as the Cubs struck early on a first inning home run by Nate Schierholtz and then took a comfortable lead an inning later [...]
To say that Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has had a rough go as of late would be an understatement. Fortunately for his team, he broke out of it just in time to key an extra-inning victory Thursday. Castro broke a putrid 4-for-48 (.083 average) slump by going 3-for-7 with a double, two steals and [...]
In his fourth major league season, many projected big strides forward for Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro. After averaging 195 hits over the past two seasons, many believed that a batting title could be in store for Castro. While his career low BABIP has not aided in his pursuit, Castro’s batting average and on base [...]
Every Cincinnati Reds batter managed to register a hit against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday as the Reds cruised to a 12-2 win. It was Matt Garza‘s first start against the Reds since his incident with Johnny Cueto. Cueto’s manager Dusty Baker said the two should have an old-fashioned duel and settle their differences by duking it [...]