The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol have agreed to terms on a three-year, $20 million contract. The deal covers Marmol’s final two seasons of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency. Marmol, 28, last season set a franchise record with 138 strikeouts as a reliever and recorded 38 saves in his first full season as the club’s closer, … [Read more...] about Cubs Give 3-Yr $20 Million Extension to Carlos Marmol
Yes, I know it's only a minor league contract, but why even make this move, isn't he washed up? Unless this is a move to get transplanted New Englanders into Wrigley so we can hear annoying accents- "that Kevin Mill-ah is still wicked pissah in the field." … [Read more...] about Cubs Sign Kevin Millar to Minor League Contract, For Some Reason
By Paul Schmidt The halfway point of the baseball season has been reached for the Chicago Cubs. Suffice it to say, things didn’t quite go as planned. What has happened? What will happen? Let’s take a brief, brief look back (mainly because that’s all I can stomach) and then a glance at the future as we try to figure out where this team is going to take us in this wild and … [Read more...] about 50% of 162 is…uhh…Where’s my Calculator?
by: David K. Anytime I have written anything about Carlos Zambrano, I always half-jokingly mention his craziness and habit of taking out his anger out on helpless Gatorade jugs. Now you know why. Big Z lost it Wednesday afternoon, throwing an impressive tantrum by bumping the home plate umpire then throwing HIM out of the game, whipping the ball into the outfield, … [Read more...] about Catching Up with the Cubs
By Paul Schmidt So as a general rule I have been the most pessimistic Cub fan I know. Outside of the loss of Mark DeRosa (which every Cub fan hated this past offseason), I hated every single move the Cubs made both with their offense and with their pitching staff. I felt as though they completely weakened the team from a season ago in a reaction that could only be … [Read more...] about One…Two…Three…Let’s All Step Back From the Ledge