Road to Opening Day: #36

Next week we finally have Cactus League play, likely after a couple of Cubs intrasquad games as tune-ups.  You can check out the schedule here.  The Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, February 27th to celebrate their first official Cactus League opener in the new Mesa facility, which is super spiffy. Can’t wait…and only 36 sleeps left until the real baseball begins...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired pitcher Randy Wells feeling good again, eyes comeback

Less than a year after retiring, former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has designs on a comeback. Wells, a 2000 graduate of Belleville East, said his right elbow has responded well to throwing sessions this winter. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on the elbow in July 2012 and was eventually cut free by the Cubs and later the Texas Rangers. Wells, 31, recently worked out for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Cubs pitcher Randy Wells retires

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team. The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately. In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Randy Wells Designated for Assignment

Following his second straight outing with four walks in less than four innings, Randy Wells was designated for assignment by the Cubs today (first reported by Bruce Miles on Twitter, as best as I can tell). It's been a rough season and a half for Wells. After a solid, 3 fWAR rookie campaign he posted a mixed bag of a sophomore campaign. His ERA was riding high for most of the...
Via Obstructed View
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Zephyrs' Montz Drills Wells Deep

There was a big, bad moon rising tonight over Principal Park about the time New Orleans' Luke Montz boomed a Randy Wells s(t)inker through the teeth of the brisk zephyr blowing in off the Des Moines River to break a 1-1 tie and launch the visitors to a 7-3 series-evening win. Wells actually lowered his Iowa ERA to 8.38 while allowing three runs in his rather ordinary five inning...
Via Cub Reporter
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Wells' Monty Python act.

Oh Randy Wells.You can't do this any more, brother... Gordon Whittenmyer tweeted, "Wells takes a no-hitter into fourth inning of what could be his last start. Dempster (quad) back Thurs."And then the next tweet says, "...Never mind."What happened?Wells was sailing along, and then suddenly in the 4th he gave up a double to Hunter Pence, a walk to Thome, a...
Via Cub Reporter
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The Children Our The Future-Minor League Watch Sponsored by InBev

Iowa Rockin' Randy Wells went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER. He also stuck out 5 and walked nobody. Guys, I don't know how to say this but Josh Vitters has more walks than strikeouts. Enjoy this moment while it lasts. Personal favorite Adrian Cardenas hit his first homer of the year as well.  [...]
Via Obstructed View
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs send Randy Wells to minors

Right-hander Randy Wells was among nine players sent to the minors Thursday by the Chicago Cubs. Wells, a 12-game winner in 2009, was 7-6 with a 4.99 ERA last season when he was slowed by an early injury to his forearm. His demotion means Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR'-juh) and Chris Volstad have made the starting rotation along with Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Paul Maholm. Also...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Wells and Wood optioned to minors, Clevenger over Castillo

I'd much rather have seen Randy Wells in the Chicago Cubs rotation, but rather than bullpenning him the Cubs have at least done the only other smart thing possible by optioning him to the minors. Good call on that even if it's the result of other poor decisions. I've been saying for awhile that Steve Clevenger is the better catcher and better option to back-up Geovany...
Via Obstructed View
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Projecting the 2012 Cubs – Randy Wells

Somehow Jeff Samardzija has more upside than Randy Wells, despite the fact that Wells posted back to back 3 WAR seasons in 2009-2010 before last year's injury rattled season. Wells hit the DL the same day as Andrew Cashner last April, and when he came back in June he clearly wasn't the same pitcher. The Cubs had great need of him though, as they had been piling up outings...
Via Obstructed View
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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