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Cubs, Diamondbacks finalizing deal for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks, with some sources saying the deal is "all but done." Diamondbacks beat reporter Nick Piecoro reports that the Cubs will give up tow lower level pitching prospects for the catcher. One of those prospects is Jefferson Mejia.  The 20-year-old pitcher hasn't made it out of rookie ball yet but has a lot of upside. https ...

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Sox part with Reed for Arizona third base prospect Matt Davidson

The White Sox have been busy in the trades as of late. With Hector Santiago heading to the Angels and the acquisition of Adam Eaton just last week, we look at another big change.   The Southsiders have acquired third baseman Matt Davidson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Addison Reed.   While filling third base was a necessary fix-up, I’m personally sad to see 24-year-old Addi ...

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Lake maintains streak while Miley masters lineup, lose 3-1 in split to Snakes

While most of the team failed to strike while the iron was hot, rookie Junior Lake went back to the basics to keep his hit steak alive. The Cubs couldn’t muster up much against Wade Miley and the Diamondbacks so Lake resorted to fundamentals. With his speed and a bobble from Miley, he managed to bunt his way to first and extend his hit streak through the first seven games of his career, the first Cub to do ...

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Wood, Cubs’ pen snake bitten in 10-4 loss to D-backs

Travis Wood was in rare form tonight as his start proved not to be his best against some hefty Arizona bats. The Diamondbacks tallied 10 runs on 14 hits against the Cubs’ staff to assist in Patrick Corbin’s twelfth win on the year. Corbin tossed a quality outing despite the third inning in which the Cubs would strike first. Anthony Rizzo singled to center scoring Wood from second, whom also snagged a base h ...

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Remembering the Ted Lilly Era

Yesterday's trade of Ted Lilly to the Los Angeles Dodgers marked the end of an era. While the past three and a half seasons are hardly going to be primarily remembered for Ted Lilly's exploits, his time here perfectly encapsulates the Cubs' latest attempt at winning a World Series. The Cubs' latest World Series window opened when he arrived in 2007, and officially closed with his departure in 2010 (though I ...

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Cubs Sweep D-Backs in Desert

Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 Phoenix -- Rookie SS Starlin Castro led the Cubs with a 2-run single in the 5th as the Cubs swept the Diamondbacks in Arizona for the first time ever in 16 tries. Aramis Ramirez continued his climb back towards .200 with 2 more hits and a 3 run homer in the ninth, his third of the series. Ryan Dempster (7-7) labored through 5 innings to get the win over Edwin Jackson (6-7). The Cubs r ...

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Ramirez Powers Cubs Past D-Backs

Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 Phoenix -- Aramis Ramirez didn't look like someone hitting under .200 tonight in the desert as he launched two home runs and drove in four as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks for the second time in as many days. This secures a series win for the Cubs, which is their first on the road since facing off against Texas May 21-2 Carlos Silva (9-2) finally got back into the win column for ...

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Cubs Win Opener in Desert

Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 4 Phoenix -- It wasn't a pretty performance, but a combined 6 Cubs pitchers held the D-Backs at bay while the offense helped the Cubs cruise to a series opening win in Arizona. Kosuke Fukodome led off the game with his seventh long ball of the season and Alfonso Soriano added a pinch-hit two run shot in the 9th, his 14th. This was the first series opener the Cubs had won since the Dodge ...

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