Daily Facepalm 6.10.13 – Welcome to the Cubs, Edwin Jackson

In Facepalm by berselius31 Comments

Edwin Jackson finally arrives The 'real' Edwin Jackson showed up for the first time this season, striking out eight while allowing one run, one walk, and four hits in seven innings. More importantly, his fastball averaged 94.78 on the day, much closer to his career avg of 95 mph than the paltry low 93.x mph he had been throwing earlier …

Wrigley Talk Friday Podcast – Crosstown Cup, Run Differential and Whither Jeff Samardzija – 5/30/13

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle42419 Comments

Tim, Adam and Julie talk about the just concluded Crosstown Cup series, potential trades or extensions of our starting pitchers (particularly Jeff Samardzija), and wonder what the hell is going on with the Cubs having a +11 run differential and a record of 7 under .500.   Listen to internet radio with Wrigley Talk Friday on BlogTalkRadio

Matt Garza Debut game thread and mini series preview

In Series Previews by berselius24 Comments

Here's a preview of today's game. I'll add info on the rest of the series later tonight. Pitching Matchup Matt Garza, RHP (-,-,-,3.63) vs Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (3.25, 125, 3.99, 3.73), 6:05 PM CT Garza is finally back! He looked sharp in his rehab outings, capping it off with a six strikeout, zero walk six-inning shutout in Iowa his last …

Cubs under contract for 2015

In aside by myles3 Comments

With the Anthony Rizzo signing, I thought it'd be sweet to show you the "Cubs Core;" players under team control for 2015 (when we should EXPECT a competitive team instead of just hoping).  Anthony Rizzo: 2021 Starlin Castro: 2020 Welington Castillo: 2017 Edwin Jackson: 2016 Luis Valbuena: 2016 Travis Wood: 2016 Darwin Barney: 2016 Jeff Samardzija: 2015 James Russell: 2015 …