Tag: New York Yankees

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment
I assume by now you’ve seen this: The #Cubs today acquired minor league RHP Alexander Vizcaíno and minor league OF Kevin Alcántara from the Yankees for 1B Anthony Rizzo and a cash consideration. pic.twitter.com/R4FfgNDeTY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 30, 2021 I also assume that like most of us, you’re not taking this very well. Anthony... Read more »

Something Something Jon Lester

Something Something Jon Lester
So are you eager to hear Jon Lester‘s decision? Tough luck…we’ll have to wait just a bit more:   interested parties believe the eagerly awaited lester call could come as early as tomorrow #redsox #cubs #SFGiants #dodgers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014 Now there’s some sort of good news on that front: Sources:... Read more »

Don't Get Eliminated!

Don't Get Eliminated!
The Oakland Athletics finally (it seems like it, no?) won a game and we got to see a fun post-game scene: They missed with the pie. They did not miss with the shower. http://t.co/BMrCKchSww — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 22, 2014   That would be former Cubs farmhand Josh Donaldson, who you may remember as... Read more »
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Alfonso Soriano DFA by the Yankees; Should he come back to the Cubs?

Alfonso Soriano DFA by the Yankees; Should he come back to the Cubs?
This is shocking but not shocking news about Alfonso Soriano, if you get what I mean:   Girardi said Soriano has been DFA’d — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 6, 2014 It seems that Alfonso Soriano’s major league career might be coming to an end.  He had been on the short side of the platoon in... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Nothing's Ever Easy

Ivy's Roundup: Nothing's Ever Easy
Here is the recap for the Cubs’ short home series against those damn Yankees: 5/20: W Cubs 6, Yankees 1 W: Hammel (5-2) L: Tanaka (6-1) Masahiro Tanaka hadn’t lost a regular-season game since August 19, 2012 — a span of 42 starts between Japan and the U.S.  Despite having the worst record in Major... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In
Ivy got swamped at work and I don’t have to grade papers because I did it already, so here I am again with another recap! Let’s see how the Cubs did against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend before Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Masahiro Tanaka and friends play at Wrigley Field… Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Damn Yankees

Ivy's Roundup: Damn Yankees
Baseball is in full swing and I hope that you are all enjoying this season despite the Cubs struggles. Rick Renteria seems to be. His team is in last place in the National League Central yet he still smiles and I think we should too. Everything will eventually click for the team and winning will... Read more »

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts
So the Cubs got shut out in both sides of the doubleheader today, which apparently was the first time it’s happened since the 1960s.  On the other hand, the Cubs have already scored 47 runs in 14 games, with 13 games left in April.  Even if we exclude the March 31 opener where they got... 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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All In For Tanaka?

All In For Tanaka?
Earlier this week, we wrote about the Rakuten Eagles making a decision on Masahiro Tanaka by Christmas.  It appears that the decision was made tonight, and you can follow all the madness on Yakyu Night Owl’s Twitter timeline.  The announcement was made by the club’s president himself, so that’s as official as it comes.  While... Read more »