Tag: Blake Parker

More toys in the stocking: Rafael Lopez apparently also called up by Cubs

More toys in the stocking: Rafael Lopez apparently also called up by Cubs
Late Sunday night we saw the news that I-Cubs pitcher and Illinois native Eric Jokisch was getting his first cup of coffee.  Now it seems his battery mate, Rafael Lopez, may be joining him: Congrats to my brother @rlopez_29 on getting the call up to the show!!!!! — Jose Brizuela (@JoseBrizuela53) September 1, 2014  ... Read more »

The world is over (Baez cut)...

The world is over (Baez cut)...
Or And then there were 37 The big news today was that Blake Parker was sent down. At least that should be big news because it makes the opening day 25 man roster picture a lot clearer. The news that dominated today is that uber-prospect Javier Baez was sent down to minor league camp. This... Read more »

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014
Even though pitchers and catchers only reported two days ago for your Chicago Cubs, and position players have yet to officially report (though a few early birds have arrived) you can make a few educated guesses as to who will likely be heading north with the team when they leave Spring Training. While many things... Read more »
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Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen

Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen
Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs made their first real free agent signing of the off season, and many fans were left unimpressed. While other teams are making trades for key players such as Prince Fielder or Ian Kinsler, and others are signing players to contracts like Jacoby Ellsbury, the Cubs went ahead and signed a... Read more »

A New Cup of Coffee

A New Cup of Coffee
As trade season continues and we watch for the names that will change uniforms sooner rather than later, we also have to be mindful of which players the Cubs will use to replace the likes of Matt Garza, Scott Feldman, Nate Schierholtz, etc.  Some replacements may come in the form of whoever comes to Chicago... Read more »

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher
Currently, with David DeJesus out of action for around a month, your Chicago Cubs have four men on the bench. Backup catcher Dioner Navarro, Cody Ransom, Julio Borbon and Scott Hairston. They also have eight pitchers in the bullpen. The Cubs, however, have announced that come Friday afternoon, by the time the Cubs series with... Read more »
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Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez in a Trade

Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez in a Trade
Oh Henry! This stuff is intense! Who can forget those old time commercials and the candy bars that were promoted by Gilbert Gottfried back in the 90s. His shrill voice is more than enough to make anyone remember those candy bars. But, here in Chicago, the Cubs fans have another reason to remember those candy... Read more »