Inside the Cubs
As the Cubs approach the July 31 trade deadline they’ve already made their biggest splash. Dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics on July 4 for Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney and a player to be named later won’t be topped, and now the Cubs aren’t feeling urgency to do more.
Things were getting worse and worse for Mike Olt with the Cubs. He was hitless in his last seven games and 14 at-bats and his average plummeted to .139 with 84 strikeouts. Yes, his 12 homers were second on the team, but he only had 14 more hits besides the ones that left the ballpark.
The Cardinals are on their way to their seventh straight winning season. They won last year’s National League pennant and have claimed two World Series titles in the last eight years and looked poised for more thanks to a strong farm system. They’ve drawn at least three million fans every year since 2004 as their
James Russell said Darwin Barney’s departure was like a “shot in the (privates)” before acknowledging that moves like that happen. Anthony Rizzo had a similar reaction after he hit two home runs in the Cubs’ 6-0 win Tuesday over the San Diego Padres. “It’s a business, and with all due respect to our front office
On the same day Arismendy Alcantara hit his second major-league home run and Kyle Hendricks got his first win, two of the biggest pieces of the Cubs’ future moved closer to becoming their present. After Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres, the Cubs announced that outfielder Jorge Soler will be promoted to Triple-A
Second baseman Darwin Barney was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Top prospect Javy Baez recently moved to second base from shortstop. The two must be related, right? Not so said Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. “The Baez second-base thing is really more big picture than anything else. We want to increase his versatility. We thought
After all the speculation, it doesn’t look like Arismendy Alcantara is heading back to Iowa. The Cubs designated veteran infielder Darwin Barney for assignment Tuesday and opened up room for Alcantara to play every day. Called up July 9 to replace Barney after he was placed on the paternity list, Alcantara has impressed Cubs management
The Darwin Barney era with the Cubs is over. Before Tuesday’s game with the San Diego Padres, the Cubs announced they have designated Barney for assignment while activating Emilio Bonifacio from the disabled list. Barney, 28, had been with the Cubs since 2010 and had played 542 games for the team. His best season was
PHOENIX – It was a year ago almost to the day that the Cubs and the New York Yankees pulled off a deal that shed the Cubs of their highest-priced player. Could they do it again this time around? Scouts turned out in droves for Friday’s first game back from the All-Star break to