JAMES RUSSELL RUMORS

Cubs 4, Pirates 5 (4/11/14)

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: James Russell marches onwards towards his ignominious release. Three Up 1. Starlin Castro continues his hot start to the season with a 3 single day. He scored a run and hand an RBI. 2. Travis Wood deserved the win here, but we’ll get to that later. He allowed 1 run (that Schlitter inherited), walked 3, allowed 4 hits, and fanned 9. At one point, I think...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates give up early lead but outlast Cubs, 7-6

Russell Martin’s eighth inning sacrifice fly scored Starling Marte to lift the Pirates to a 7-6 win Tuesday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cubs relievers Pedro Strop and James Russell loaded the bases with three walks in the eighth, setting the scene for Martin. It was almost the Emilio Bonifacio show, as the Cubs leadoff hitter wreaked more havoc against the Pirates...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Russell expects to bounce back in rebuilt Cubs bullpen

James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him. Russell hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game yet and doesn’t expect to throw off a mound again until next week. But the 28-year-old left-hander thinks he needs to throw only five or six innings to be ready for Opening Day. “Typical...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds interested in Cubs reliever James Russell?

After Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Padres, the Reds have now lost five games in a row, and suddenly find themselves 5.5 game back of the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. There is no denying that this club needs help moving forward. Many people have suggested that a right-handed bat is the biggest need at this point. But with Ryan Ludwick set to come...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs weighing offers for Russell, Schierholtz

As the trading deadline approaches the Chicago Cubs are pondering a number of moves that could shape their future. Numerous teams have called on the availability of left-handed reliever James Russell and outfielder Nate Schierholtz. Although neither are star players each can be a difference-maker in his own way. Schierholtz has been scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the past...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Five teams interested in James Russell

As the Cubs continue selling, relief pitcher James Russell's name has been brought up in trade rumors. The Cubs reportedly don't want to part with the left-hander, but if blown away by an offer, they could give him up. According to a report from Bruce Levine of ESPN, at least five teams, including the Pirates, Rangers and Braves are interested in the 27-year old Russell...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

An Ode to James Russell, LOOGY Extraordinaire

Frustrated Fan on Twitter had a funny tweet thought last night during the mini-marathon in Arizona: Or maybe that should be LOOGY-OOGY-OOGY like you just can’t LOOGY no more. #Cubs — The Frustrated Fan (@Frustrated_Fan) July 25, 2013 I thought that was brilliant given how we at WSD thought that James Russell wasn’t really an all-purpose reliever anymore, but rather a LOOGY...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs signed Jeff Samardzija and James Russell

It was reported yesterday that the Cubs signed Jeff Samardzija and James Russell to avoid arbitration. The Cubs signed Matt Garza yesterday and earlier this week they signed Luis Valbuena. Those were the only four players the Cubs had eligible for arbitration. The Jeff Samardzija contract is worth $2.64 million and they signed James Russell for $1.075 million. Totals for arbitraiton...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dale Sveum’s First Half MVPs: Shawn Camp and James Russell

NEW YORK — Who's your first half Most Valuable Player for the Cubs? Manager Dale Sveum picked relievers Shawn Camp and James Russell. Camp was 2-4 with a 2.86 ERA and one save, while Russell was 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA entering Sunday. Russell had a 2.30 ERA in 101 games since the start of 2011, the second-lowest mark by a National League left-hander. "Those guys have been...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Camp, Russell could be next in line for save chances -- if Cubs get a lead

The Chicago Cubs' revolving door at closer took another spin Sunday. Out went right-hander Rafael Dolis. In went, well, whomever manager Dale Sveum feels right for the situation. In other words, it appears to boil down to either right-hander Shawn Camp or left-hander James Russell to close out games. With a 12-game losing streak after Sunday's 10-4 loss at Pittsburgh...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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