The Chicago Cubs acquire Steve Trachsel from the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Friday 31 August 2007 at 2:11 pm

The Cubs have acquired veteran righty Steve Trachsel from the Orioles for 1B/3B Scott Moore and righty reliever Rock Cherry.  Trachsel has started 25 games this season for the Orioles and he was 6-8 with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  In 140.2 innings he allowed 151 hits, walked 69 batters and whiffed 45.  This trade makes little sense to me as Sean Marshall (likely to be replaced) has pitched better than Trachsel this season.  Marshall has started 17 games this season and he is 7-6 with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP this season for the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs complete a couple of trades

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,The Minors by chinmusic on Friday 31 August 2007 at 11:46 am

The Cubs have traded infielder Buck Coats to the Reds for a player to be named later.  The Cubs had to trade Coats because they designated him for assignment to make room on the roster for Craig Monroe.  Coats was hitting .303 with 81 runs scored, 11 homers, 59 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 123 AAA games for the Cubs this year.  The Cubs also sent 25 year old lefty reliever Clay Repada to the Tigers to finalize the Craig Monroe trade.  Rapada pitched in 55 AAA games this season for the Cubs and he was 7-2 with 17 saves, a 3.58 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.

Jacque Jones is playing well in the 2nd half of the season for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 23 August 2007 at 2:54 pm

The Cubs almost gave up on Jacque Jones as they had a trade in place with the Florida Marlins but they backed out of it.  It seems like that woke up Jones who had a horrid first half of the season with a bat in his hands.  In 34 games since the All-Star Break, Jones is 41 for 126 (.325 avg, .869 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 3 homers and 26 RBIs.  Jones will likely be a starting player the rest of the season as long as he continues to hit the baseball.  Jones has now played in 103 games this season for the Cubs and he is 91 for 341 (.267 avg, .717 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 5 homers and 46 RBIs.

The Chicago Cubs acquire Craig Monroe from the Tigers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Thursday 23 August 2007 at 2:44 pm

The Cubs have acquired outfielder Craig Monroe from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later.  Monroe has had a rough season so far as he has played in 99 games this season with the Tigers and he was 76 for 343 (.222 avg, .637 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 11 homers and 55 RBIs.  Monroe should benefit greatly from playing in the National League as he is a good fastball hitter.  He has now played in 699 major league games in his career and he is 618 for 2,400 (.258 avg, .751 OPS) with 332 runs scored, 103 homers and 384 RBIs.

The Chicago Cubs have designated Koyie Hill for assignment

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Wednesday 22 August 2007 at 9:12 am

The Cubs have designated Koyie Hill for assignment and they have activated Henry Blanco from the DL.  Hill deserved to go as he played in 36 games for the Cubs and he was 15 for 93 (.161 avg, .500 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 12 RBIs.  At least now the Cubs can give Jason Kendall a day off here and there and feel good about it.  Blanco has played in only 14 games this season for the Cubs and he is 7 for 36 (.194 avg, .481 OPS) with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs.

Total Team Stolen Bases, Lowest Blown Save Total

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The Chicago Cubs place Angel Pagan on the DL

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 8 August 2007 at 5:19 pm

The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list with colitis.  He has played in 71 games this season and he is 39 for 148 (.264 avg, .745 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 4 homers, 21 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  The Cubs have recalled Felix Pie to take Pagan’s place on the roster.  He has played in 48 games this season for the Cubs and he is 30 for 139 (.216 avg, .617 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 2 homers, 18 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

The Chicago Cubs designate 1B Brian Dopirak for assignment

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,The Minors by chinmusic on Tuesday 7 August 2007 at 3:26 pm

The Cubs have designated 1B Brian Dopirak for assignment.  He once was one of the Cubs brightest prospects but they have lost faith in him.  He has played in 92 games in A+AA ball this season and he is 86 for 332 (.259 avg, .756 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 16 homers and 54 RBIs.  He is likely no loss to the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs release Wade Miller

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Tuesday 7 August 2007 at 3:20 pm

The Cubs have decided to release Wade Miller because he was not pitching well on his rehab assignment.  Miller pitched in 6 minor league games (5 starts) and he was 0-2 with a 5.96 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  Miller also has started 3 games this season for the Cubs and he was 0-1 with a 10.54 ERA and a 2.20 WHIP.

The Chicago Cubs recall outfielder Eric Patterson from AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,The Minors by chinmusic on Monday 6 August 2007 at 3:43 pm

The Cubs have recalled outfielder Eric Patterson to replace Alfonso Soriano on the Cubs roster.  Patterson is the younger brother of ex-Cub Corey Patterson and the lefty swinger has converted from 2B to the OF this season so he could be a little rough around the edges on defense.  Patterson has played in 111 games in AAA ball this season and he was 135 of 451 (.299 avg, .830 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 14 homers, 62 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  He will likely get a lot of playing time to show what he can do in the majors until Soriano returns from the DL.  It was kind of a shock that the Cubs called Patterson up instead of Felix Pie.

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