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Chicago Cubs MLB News - Cubs Baseball Blog » 2012 » October

Manny Corpas elects to become a free agent and leave the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Sunday 28 October 2012 at 6:24 am

29-year old righty reliever Manny Corpas has elected to leave the Cubs as a free agent. He pitched in 48 games (0 starts) for the Cubs last year and he was 0-2 with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Corpas has now pitched in 328 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 12-18 with 34 saves, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. This isn’t much of a loss for the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs lose Chris Volstad on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 26 October 2012 at 10:11 pm

The Cubs have lost 26-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Volstad on waivers to the Kansas City Royals. Volstad pitched in 21 games (all starts) for the Cubs last year and he was 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. He gave up 137 hits and 43 walks in 111 1/3 innings last year while whiffing 61 batters, as he wasn’t missing many bats. The Cubs aren’t going to miss Volstad in the future as he was flat out awful for them in 2012.

The Chicago Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 4:32 pm

The Cubs have claimed 26-year old righty reliever Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins. He pitched in 10 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball last year for the Twins and he was 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Gutierrez has now pitched in 136 games (32 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 15-20 with 3 saves, a 4.11 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last July and that’s probably why the Twins tried to sneak him through waivers.

The Chicago Cubs DFA Anthony Recker

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 4:29 pm

The Cubs have designated 29-year old righty swinging catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. Recker played in 9 games for the Cubs this year and he was 3 for 18 (.167 avg, .675 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. He played in 22 games overall this year for the Cubs and A’s in which he was 7 for 49 (.143 avg, .508 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. Recker has now played in 27 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 10 for 66 (.152 avg, .524 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. This isn’t much of a loss for the Cubs.

UPDATE: (10/26/2012) - The Cubs have lost Anthony Recker off waivers to the Mets.

The Chicago Cubs had a horrific season in 2012

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Season Reviews by chinmusic on Friday 19 October 2012 at 9:11 pm

The first season of the Theo Epstein regime did not go too well for the Cubbies. The Cubs finished with a 61-101 (37.7%) record, which had them in 5th place in the N.L. Central, 36 games behind the Reds. Here is a look at the players that made the biggest impacts for the Cubs in 2012, in my opinion:

Team MVP: Alfonso Soriano - 36-year old righty swinging LF Alfonso Soriano’s name kept coming up in trade rumors, but he didn’t let that effect his play on the field. Soriano played in 151 games for the Cubs last year and he was 147 of 561 (.262 avg, .821 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 32 homers, 108 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

Best Pitcher: Jeff Samardzija - 27-year old righty starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija was the best pitcher on the Cubs (Ryan Dempster was dealt and that is why his name is not here) in 2012. He started 28 games for the Cubs last year and he was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He only gave up 157 hits and 56 walks while whiffing 180 batters in 174 2/3 innings last year which are pretty impressive numbers.

Biggest Surprise: Anthony Rizzo - 23-year old lefty swinging Anthony Rizzo tore it up so much in the minors, that he bumped All-Star Bryan LaHair to the bench. Rizzo played in 87 games for the Cubs last year and he was 96 of 337 (.285 avg, .805 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 15 homers, 48 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He appears to have a very bright future.

Biggest Disappointment: Chris Volstad - The Cubs expected 26-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Volstad to replace the man he was traded for (Carlos Zambrano) in the rotation. But, he was a disaster. Volstad started 21 games for the Cubs last year and he was 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Volstad gave up 137 hits and 43 walks while whiffing only 61 batters in 111 1/3 innings last year……and that was pathetic!

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Marcelo Carreno from the Tigers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 16 October 2012 at 4:25 pm

The Chicago Cubs have acquired 21-year old righty starting pitcher Marcelo Carreno and cash considerations from the Detroit Tigers to complete the Jeff Baker deal. Carreno pitched in 27 games (all starts) in A-ball for the Tigers this year and he was 9-8 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Carreno has now pitched in 87 games (84 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 26-31 with 1 save, a 3.70 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.

The Chicago Cubs lose Alex Hinshaw to free agency

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 8 October 2012 at 1:22 pm

The Chicago Cubs have lost 29-year old lefty reliever Alex Hinshaw as he has elected to become a free agent. Hinshaw pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Cubs this year and he was 0-0 with a 135.00 ERA and a 15.00 WHIP. He pitched in 33 games (0 starts) overall for the Cubs and Padres this year in which he was 1-1 with a 6.04 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. Hinshaw has now pitched in 90 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 3-2 with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. This is no loss for the Cubs.

Randy Wells decides to leave the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 8 October 2012 at 1:19 pm

30-year old righty starter/reliever Randy Wells has elected to become a free agent. His 2012 season ended early due to elbow surgery. Wells pitched in 12 games (4 starts) for the Cubs in 2012 and he was 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP. He pitched in 97 games (86 starts) in his five years with the Cubs and he is 28-32 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. This isn’t much of a loss for the Cubs due to Wells’ elbow.

Blake DeWitt elects to bolt from the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 8 October 2012 at 1:15 pm

27-year old lefty swinging 2B/3B Blake DeWitt has elected to become a free agent instead of returning to the Cubs for 2013 and it’s hard to blame him. DeWitt played in 18 games for the Cubs in 2012 and he was 4 for 29 (.138 avg, .306 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. He played in 192 games in his three years with the Cubs and he was 111 of 443 (.251 avg, .679 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 9 homers, 49 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. DeWitt has now played in 422 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 287 of 1,116 (.257 avg, .704 OPS) with 118 runs scored, 21 homers, 135 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. DeWitt should have little problem finding a new team to play for this winter.

Justin Germano was brutal for the Chicago Cubs in 2012

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Pitching BP by chinmusic on Tuesday 2 October 2012 at 6:41 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Justin Germano was brutal for the Cubs in 2012. He pitched in 13 games (12 starts) for the Cubs last year and he was 2-10 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. He gave up 81 hits and walked 19 batters in 64 innings while whiffing 45 batters for the Cubs this year. He was especially brutal in September for the Cubs, starting six games in which he was 0-6 with a 7.76 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.

UPDATE: (10/30/2012) - The Cubs will be without Justin Germano in 2013 as he has elected to become a free agent. This is no loss for the Cubs.

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