Game 75 Recap: Reds 8, Cubs 6

What You Need to Know:  After Sal Romano and Mike Montgomery spent four innings looking like dueling Cy-Young candidates, the Cubs remembered that, despite weekend evidence to the contrary, they did indeed know how to play baseball. They blew up Romano’s leisurely Sunday afternoon to the tune of five (two-out!) runs in the fifth courtesy […]


Game 55 Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 0

What You Need to Know: If last night’s 14-inning escapade was the weekend office party where everyone stayed out a little too late and had a little too much to drink, then today’s game was the next day when several senior employees call in sick. The less-senior employees were tasked with doing random assignments to fill the gaps: Tommy La Stella and […]


Game 19 Recap: Cubs 9, Rockies 7

What You Need To Know: The Cubs’ eternal quest to rise (and stay) above .500 started with a disconcerting bang when Rockies pitcher German Marquez hit Kris Bryant in the head, forcing Bryant to leave the game with “a laceration” caused by his sunglasses. After most of the Cubs’s hitting coaching staff were ejected, the offense […]

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Cubs Re-sign Brian Duensing

The Chicago Cubs added what presumes to be the final piece of their bullpen by re-signing pitcher Brian Duensing to a two-year, $7 million deal. With his signing, the Cubs continued their flood of offseason pitching acquisitions, likely ended the whispering that they might be interested in Greg Holland, and cemented themselves in the financial […]