Friday, August 31, 2007

Cubs aquire Steve Trachsel.

Cubs got there long relief man today and maybe even a spot starter down the strech in Trachsel. The cubs sent Rocky Cherry and Scott Moore to the O's for the right hander. This is a good move becuase the cubs dont have a long reliever in there pen. Steve is 6-8 with a 4.48 era in 25 games. He will really help this team!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Coats sent to Reds, Rapada completes Monroe trade.

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs sent outfielder Buck Coats to the Reds for a player to be named, and also announced the Tigers have claimed lefty Clay Rapada off waivers, which completes an earlier trade.
The transaction involving Rapada satisfies the Aug. 23 trade in which Chicago obtained outfielder Craig Monroe and cash considerations in exchange for a player to be named.
Coats, 25, was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 18th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft. He hit .303 this year with Triple-A Iowa, with 21 doubles, 11 home runs and 59 RBIs.
Rapada, 26, was 7-2 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA in 55 relief appearances for Iowa.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Soriano will start against Brew Crew!

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PHOENIX -- Manager Lou Piniella confirmed Sunday that left fielder Alfonso Soriano, who has been out since Aug. 5 with a right quad strain, will be activated and bat leadoff for the series opener against the Brewers on Tuesday.
That's big for the Cubs, who are being pursued by the second-place Brewers in the National League Central. The Cubs held a 1 1/2-game lead entering Sunday's series finale against the D-backs.
"He's going to play unless he slips coming off the airplane," joked Piniella. "He's ready to go. He's worked hard, and we could wait another week, but he's not going to get any better than he is."
The Cubs have an 8-11 record since Soriano got hurt.

Great news! Lets hope he is 100%! He will be a great boast to this team going into Miller Park. It should be intresting who will be sent to Iowa until Sept 1st. My guess is Murton.