Cubs DFA Carlos Marmol, release Ian Stewart

In News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs have DFA'd Carlos Marmol and released Ian Stewart. They've also called up Brian Bogusevic. Marmol had been terrible and Ian Stewart didn't know how to tweet. It says quite a bit about Marmol that the Cubs didn't even wait until mid-July to see if some team might trade for him, but they do have 10 days to work …

Ian Stewart twitter OMG

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

So you probably know, Ian Stewart isn't very good at twitter. That's putting it mildly. The guy is an idiot. Everybody complains about their employer, but most people do so to their friends and family. They also complain frequently to coworkers who also feel the same as you. As it turns out, people like to complain and Ian Stewart is …

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OV Daily Facepalm 5.21.13

In Facepalm by berselius

Matt Garza returns tonight Garza is back and ready to go tonight, bumping Villanueva to the bullpen. The Cubs say Villanueva will be used in long relief, but given how their late inning options have sucked lately I'd rather see him in the late inning mix with Fujikawa and Transformed Kevin Gregg. Suddenly the Cubs pen doesn't looks quite as …

Sweeney up, Sappelt down

In Transactions by myles

From cubs.com: The Cubs are expected to call up outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa and option Dave Sappelt to the Minor Leagues on Monday. This is an interesting move. On one hand, Sweeney is almost certainly the better baseball player at this point. Sappelt just hasn't really made an impact at the major league level, for one reason or …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-29-13

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Round Rock Express 10 @ Iowa Cubs 9 Nick Struck walked 4 and struckout 1. He gave up 3 home runs. In just 3 innings he gave up 4 hits and 5 runs. The only other pitcher worth mentioning was Blake Parker who threw the 9th. He walked a batter and struckout 2. Logan Watkins was 2-4 with a walk …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-28-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 10 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 6 In 6 innings today, Brooks Raley struck a batter out, walked 3 and gave up 2 home runs. He only gave up 4 runs, which is kind of impressive when you look at what I wrote first. It’s not at all impressive though. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out in one inning …