Tag: Brandon Morrow

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »

Cubs vs Twins: Series Preview (6/29-7/1)

Cubs vs Twins: Series Preview (6/29-7/1)
The Cubs recovered from getting swept by the Reds with a hard-fought split of a four-game series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Now they return to Chicago for a eight-game homestand against three teams with losing records, including two from the truly lousy AL Central. The Northsiders can take no wins for granted after... Read more »

Game Post 6/20

Game Post 6/20
Photo from MBDChicago Watch/Listen Wednesday: 1:20 pm CT on MLB Network/WGN/670AM Lineups Dodgers 1. Chris Taylor (R) SS 2. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF 3. Justin Turner (R) 3B 4. Matt Kemp (R) LF 5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B 6. Max Muncy (L) 1B 7. Yasmani Grandal (S) C 8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF 9. Ross... Read more »
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World Turned Rightside Up Again--Cubs 6 Cardinals 3

World Turned Rightside Up Again--Cubs 6 Cardinals 3
Random Reference I’m not really sure why, but this is what I am feeling tonight. #Bullpenisstrong The Cubs have had an amazing run of elite closer production the past two and half seasons. The Cubs have employed three different relievers in that role, and the production has somehow managed to get better despite the cost... Read more »

Thinking About the Closer Again

Thinking About the Closer Again
The Cubs offseason appears to be taking its final shape. The will they or won’t they drama surrounding the top of the free agent starting pitcher class seems to be settling on Yu Darvish. It is an opportunity for the front office to make up for a rare miss. The Cubs came in a distant... Read more »

Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?

Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?
The Cubs have had a clear cut, top 5 closer in all of baseball since the July 25, 2016 acquistion of Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs managed to pull off the same feat a little four months later in trading for Wade Davis. It is a comforting luxury to have that kind of guy to make a 9... Read more »
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Brandon Morrow Signs With Cubs

Brandon Morrow Signs With Cubs
The Cubs began the process of rebuilding their beleaguered bullpen on Sunday afternoon. Jon Heyman has reported that the Cubs have a deal with ex-Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow. Morrow was leaned on heavily by Dave Roberts in the 2017 playoffs. The hard throwing right hander threw 13.2 innings in the Dodgers World Series run. In... Read more »

Do You Trust Brandon Morrow?

Do You Trust Brandon Morrow?
The Cubs have been rumored to have interest in former Dodgers setup man Brandon Morrow, and if they really are moving on from Wade Davis, he’s a viable candidate to take over as closer. But this hypothetical forces a question that should be asked: Do we want that? While Morrow is an exciting prospect in this... Read more »

A Bit of a Downer--Dodgers 5 Cubs 2

A Bit of a Downer--Dodgers 5 Cubs 2
The Cubs had such a promising start to the evening. Jon Jay went down quickly on strikes to Clayton Kershaw, but a Kris Bryant single and Anthony Rizzo walk gave the Cubs an early scoring chance. Willson Contreras struck out looking and Albert Almora hit into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Jose Quintana... Read more »
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