Better Know a Cub: Mike Montgomery, LHP

In Better Know a Cub, Transactions by JonKneeV

Today’s an off day and what better way to spend it then discussing the recent trade between the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. The Cubs sent off 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn in return for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries. We’ll spend this post focusing on the more prominent name in Montgomery. Mike was drafted out …

TRADE ALERT! Cubs Complete Trade With Boston Red Sox!!!

In News And Rumors by aisle424

OMG! OMG! OMG! This is the most exciting thing ever!!! Cubs acquire relieve Justin Germano from Boston for cash; Jairo Asencio designated for assignment. Coleman scratched from Iowa start. — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) July 19, 2012 OK, maybe it's not so exciting.  But Coleman is probably heading to St. Louis, which probably means something is actually going to happen with …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (43-65) at Pittsburgh Pirates (54-52)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Untouchables (h/t @thecubreporter) head to Pittsburgh to lose in beautiful PNC Park. Pittsburgh improved itself at the deadline by adding former foes Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick to the squad. The Pirates picked up Lee for an unranked by BA A-ball first baseman, and Ludwick was acquired for a PBTNL. The Cubs largely failed to improve their farm system, …