Go West, Young Man!

Matt Murton

It’s taken me a few days to come to terms with the fact that Matt Murton is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs.  Although I knew it was going to happen, I didn’t expect it to happen this early in July.  It’s hard to put your feelings into words when things like this happen.  Even though my favorite Cub is no more, I can say that there are some positives that come out of this trade.

First of all, I think Matt Murton would be of value to teams.  I think he would Continue reading

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Samardzija Update and Cubs/Cardinals

I won’t brag about every Jeff Samardzija accomplishment on Ivy Envy.  Let’s be clear, my man-crush is on Matt Murton.  But I have never owned any Cubs shirt/jersey with a name on the back and when Jeff Samardzija makes it to the Cubs and is issued a number, I will own one.  I almost feel like I should apologize to Ryne Sandberg for saying that. 

Jeff Samardzija took the hill in Oklahoma City against the Rangers Triple A Affiliate.  Samardzija earned a win, going over 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits.  He walked 3 and struck out 6.  He is now 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA with Iowa.  Samardzija was gifted Continue reading

Wake up the Echoes, Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija

 

I don’t believe I have mentioned this on Ivy Envy yet, but I am a huge Notre Dame fan.  So you can imagine how excited I was when Jeff Samardzija was drafted by the Cubs.  I am sure the picture above will get us more hits from the HotJocks WordPress Blog that appreciates some of our pictures and sends us some traffic.  They are big fans of Continue reading

Take Care, Matt Murton

matt murton

Matt Murton has been optioned to Iowa since Soriano is back off the DL.  If he would have stayed off the roster one more day, the Cubs would have probably won yesterdays game.  Continue reading

Matt Murton called up from Iowa

Matt Murton is back in the Cubs dugout for today’s game.  Eric Patterson was sent back down to Triple A Iowa.  I though Murton seemed like a more logical choice when Soriano went down.  He doesn’t have an extra base hit on the year, yet.  But he is a career .300 hitter and is batting .317 this year.   Continue reading