Tag: Carlos Villanueva

Cubs 40 Man Roster Likely to See Significant Turnover

Cubs 40 Man Roster Likely to See Significant Turnover
This off-season is one that the Cubs, front office and business operations alike, and the team’s fans have been pointing to as a time to step forward.  The business staff is getting their much needed Wrigley renovation and the WGN portion of the games will be contracted at some point.  As far as the baseball... Read more »

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley
As life tends  to do now and then, things get busy and we are unable to do the series break down. But never fear, Ivy has you covered with a week’s worth of recaps.Here is the recap of the last series vs. the Giants and Orioles:   8/19: W Cubs 2, Giants 1 W: Wada... Read more »

Ivy's Round-Up: Fredbird Doesn't Wear Pants, Either

Ivy's Round-Up: Fredbird Doesn't Wear Pants, Either
The Cubs head to New York to face the Yankees starting tomorrow night and I’m so excited, especially for tomorrow night’s game because they will face none other than Masahiro Tanaka (damned Yankees for outbidding the Cubs though), should be a fun game to watch! We’ll preview that series a little later but first here... Read more »
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The Mystery of the Cubs Fifth Starter (At least until Jake Arrieta comes back...)

The Mystery of the Cubs Fifth Starter (At least until Jake Arrieta comes back...)
Carlos Villanueva had a sad adventure today against the St. Louis Cardinals, and had to be bailed out by just-called-up Chris Rusin.  Rusin, to his credit, was excellent in garbage time as the Cubs only gave up two runs (one charged to Carlos) during his time on the mound.  And then…   #Cubs to option... Read more »

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cubs Opening Day

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cubs Opening Day
The Cubs battled the Pirates to a standstill on Opening Day in Pittsburgh until extra innings, when Neil Walker took Carlos Villanueva deep to lead off the bottom of the tenth and walk off with the victory.  Being the first real Cubs game after several months of winter, it was great to see the team... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs Set Roster, Make Interesting Roster Moves

The Chicago Cubs Set Roster, Make Interesting Roster Moves
Today, the Chicago  Cubs officially set their 25 man roster and made some very interesting Roster moves along the way. Those roster moves include putting three players on the disabled list to open the season. Cubs put Fujikawa and Arrieta on 15-day DL, James McDonald on 60-day DL. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) March 30, 2014... Read more »
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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 »

Could the Cubs Add a Former Cy Young Winning Pitcher to the Rotation?

Could the Cubs Add a Former Cy Young Winning Pitcher to the Rotation?
With the Jeff Samardzija trade talks taking center stage for the Chicago Cubs at the Winter Meetings, they will have to be on the lookout for a replacement for him in the starting rotation. Of course, that replacement could come in the form of a player the Cubs get back in any deal that moves... Read more »

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 »
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The Ghost of Joe Borowski or the death and rebirth of the multi-inning reliever

The Ghost of Joe Borowski or the death and rebirth of the multi-inning reliever
Cubs Den writer Mauricio Rubio brought up a favorite name of mine on twitter last night. He talked about Joe Borowski‘s first full season with the Cubs which was in 2002. That season Joe Borowski threw 95 quality innings. The reason for this discussion was the fact that in 2002 Joe Borowski was asked to... Read more »