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Posts in category "News and Notes"

Jen-Ho Tseng receives award and then an unexpected reward from the Chicago Cubs

Jen-Ho Tseng receives award and then an unexpected reward from the Chicago Cubs
Yesterday proved to be quite an eventful day for Jen-Ho Tseng. First, he came to Chicago in order to accept the 2017 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award from the Chicago Cubs organization, the second time the 22-year old has received that recognition in his four year Minor League career. But the award was... Read more »

Cubs announce first round of September call ups and acquire Leonys Martin from Seattle

Cubs announce first round of September call ups and acquire Leonys Martin from Seattle
UPDATE: Rob Zastryzny was not added to the roster today and will likely have to wait until the Iowa season concludes. Leonys Martin will also not be added right away so only two 40-man roster moves were necessary. The club has designated Seth Frankoff and Jose Rosario for assignment to make room for Dillon Maples and... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Cubs All In For Second Half

Cubs News and Notes: Cubs All In For Second Half
After a long hiatus, Cubs News and Notes is back. Did you miss me? Actually, don’t answer that, I would be disappointed either way. The Cubs are fresh off their most impressive stretch of the season, a 6-0 trip to Atlanta and Baltimore. Could this be the long awaited turning point Chicago fans have been... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Schwarber's Struggles and Russell's Throws

Cubs News and Notes: Schwarber's Struggles and Russell's Throws
News and Notes are back to soothe a nervous Cubs fan nation. Obviously the 6-game losing streak and recent poor play in general has fan anxiety high. I wish I could say there was a magic formula to make the Cubs suddenly play better, but there really isn’t. As John or others who follow the... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Heyward reflects on a tough 2016

Cubs News and Notes: Heyward reflects on a tough 2016
2016 was not a great year for Jason Heyward at the plate. Despite playing gold glove defense in right field, most would say the 184-million-dollar-man had a disappointing season. Now with an offensive resurgence early in 2017, J-Hey is reflecting on his past struggles. Jesse Rogers wrote a feature on Heyward’s hitting woes for ESPN.com.... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Notes

Cubs Minor League Notes
Tom U Returns to South Bend                           The South Bend Cubs have asked Tom Usiak, Minor League Correspondent for Cubs Den, back for a second year to provide articles for their in-stadium program “First Pitch”. Free to all attending Cub games at Four... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Stanton, Renteria, Martin, and goodbye to Daytona?

Cubs News and Notes: Stanton, Renteria, Martin, and goodbye to Daytona?
Our thoughts are with Giancarlo Stanton who was struck in the face by a pitch and was taken off the field on a stretcher.  Mauricio had an article on Stanton ready for this morning but that has been shelved for obvious reasons.  We just hope he’s ok. Renteria and the grind Theo Epstein has reportedly... Read more »

Game Thread: Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...

Game Thread:  Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...
Since this is a weekend day and we generally slow down the pace a bit, I’m taking a different approach to the game thread today.  I will add any bullets and the lineup as we go along.  I also think it is appropriate to cover a very common in-game topic for many fans: what many... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Trade activity (or lack thereof); Podcast, Promotions, DSL/VSL, and more

Cubs Notes: Trade activity (or lack thereof); Podcast, Promotions, DSL/VSL, and more
First thing is first.  If any of you would like to attend the services for Adam Fels, it will be held at Benson Funeral Home in Chicago on July 29th, 7pm. (3224 W. Montrose).  I will be there and it is open to all. I think we will do some news and notes today as it... Read more »
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Thoughts on Baseball Etiquette, the Astros latest debacle, the latest rumors, and a new writer

Thoughts on Baseball Etiquette, the Astros latest debacle, the latest rumors, and a new writer
Anarchists’….coffee? Felzz is currently ill so there is no Anarchist’s Brunch today.  I thought I might give it a shot and write a brunch for you, but the style is inimitable. And I am not a brunch guy.  Anarchist maybe, but not a brunch guy.   A good morning cup of coffee or three is... Read more »