| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Carpenter to AAA Iowa on Saturday, using his spot to activate Carlos Zambrano from the disabled list.
Carpenter appeared in 10 games as a reliever and posted a 2.79 ERA while striking out eight in 9 2/3 innings. His...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Cubs manager Mike Quade said the “timetable is open-ended” for the return of closer Carlos Marmol, who threw a short session in the bullpen before Saturday’s game.
Marmol is spending time working on mechanics with pitching coach Mark...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:48 AM
The tarp went on the Wrigley Field infield before the Cubs and Astros had a chance to take batting practice Friday morning.
When the game does start, Cubs manager Mike Quade willl go with what has become his "everyday" lineup against right-handers with...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Cubs’ manager Mike Quade didn’t back off his postgame comments from Wednesday, stressing that shortstop Starlin Castro and second baseman Darwin Barney need to communicate better.
“I’ll bet these two have it worked out next time...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Randy Wells will pitch the three games in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. The rotation was set Sunday by manager Mike Quade, who previously had been undecided because of Monday's off-day.
That means Matt Garza, who...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:17 AM
The playing time for Tony Campana may increase, but for now “we’re going to continue to use him off the bench,” Cubs’ manager Mike Quade said.
Campana, who was hitting .258 when he started Friday, was the hero of the 4-3 victory...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Aramis Ramirez tested his aching lower back during batting practice Wednesday afternoon and pronounced himself fit to play against the Nationals.
Ramirez missed Tuesday's game with back spasms and manager Mike Quade delayed his final lineup until after...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Just some quick aggravation to vent about the Cubs:
Cubs interim general manager Jim Hendry traded Kosuke Fukudome to create more playing time for young outfielder Tyler Colvin, who might or might not be a dangerous left-handed power bat the Cubs...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...