Cubs Trade for Grabow, Gorzelanny from Bucs

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today acquired left-handed pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio and Single-A Daytona infielder Josh Harrison.
July 30, 2009

Bullpen Solid for I-Cubs

NEW ORLEANS – There might be more than one reason why so many pitchers have been recalled by Chicago from Class AAA Iowa this season. The I-Cubs' bullpen has been one of the strongest in the Pacific Coast League in 2009, and they showed why Monday.
July 6, 2009

It Was a June Swoon

June was not kind to the Cubs. After entering the month with a 25-24 record, the Cubs went 11-14 in June, including Tuesday's 3-0 loss at Pittsburgh.
July 1, 2009

Samardzija up; Ascanio down

PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Jose Ascanio has been optioned to Iowa.
June 30, 2009

Piniella Hints at Changes

Manager Lou Piniella said changes may be on the way after the Cubs fell 4-1 to the White Sox on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
June 18, 2009

Lou Tired of Talking About Offense

Reporters probably should have some new questions to ask manager Lou Piniella when the Cubs return home from a long trip Friday.
June 12, 2009

Offense Is Near the Bottom of the Pack

Although he acknowledged the importance of pitching and defense to winning, manager Lou Piniella noted that the winning teams this year were scoring runs.
June 10, 2009

Several Key Hitters Slumping

When Derrek Lee hit a two-run single Sunday against the Reds, it broke an 0-for-21 skid for the Cubs with runners in scoring position.
June 8, 2009