2013 Chicago Cubs season

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2013 Chicago Cubs
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 66–96 (.407)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Ricketts
General manager(s) Jed Hoyer
Manager(s) Dale Sveum
Local television WGN-TV
WGN America
CSN Chicago
CSN Chicago Plus
WCIU-TV
(Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio WGN (AM)
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
(Pat Hughes, Keith Moreland, Judd Sirott)
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The 2013 Chicago Cubs season was the 142nd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 138th in the National League and the 98th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 66–96. The Cubs began the season on April 1 at the Pittsburgh Pirates and finished the season on September 29 at the St. Louis Cardinals.

The season marked the second year of the Cubs rebuild under President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer which would result in the Cubs breaking their 108-year World Series drought and lead the Cubs to the 2016 World Series championship.

The season was the last season with the Cubs for manager Dale Sveum as he was fired following the season.[1] The season was also the last season with the Cubs for slugger Alfonso Soriano who would be traded at the trade deadline.[2]

During the season, the Cubs drafted future Rookie of the Year, MVP, and All Star Kris Bryant with the second overall pick of the 2013 Draft.[3] The Cubs would also acquire other players that would play important roles during their 2016 World Series season: Héctor Rondón was selected from the 2012 rule 5 draft from the Cleveland Indians on December 6, 2011,[4] Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop were acquired via trade with the Baltimore Orioles on July 2,[5] and Carl Edwards Jr. and Justin Grimm were acquired via trade with the Texas Rangers on July 22.[6]

Offseason transactions[edit]

November 2012[edit]

December[edit]

January 2013[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Source[7]

Regular season transactions[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 5, selected Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees.
  • August 19, sold David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals.[10]
  • August 23, released Dayan Diaz.

September[edit]

  • September 4, selected Daniel Bard off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
  • September 16, released Cody Ransom.

October[edit]

  • October 1, Michael Bowden and Eduardo Sanchez granted free agency.
  • October 3, selected Mat Gamel off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • October 10, J.C. Boscan granted free agency.
  • October 11, Thomas Neal granted free agency.
  • October 15, Darnell McDonald granted free agency.
  • October 31, Scott Baker, Kevin Gregg, Matt Guerrier, and Dioner Navarro granted free agency

Source.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Monday, April 1, 2013 at Pittsburgh Pirates

Name Pos.
David DeJesus CF
Starlin Castro SS
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Nate Schierholtz RF
Welington Castillo C
Luis Valbuena 3B
Brent Lillibridge 2B
Jeff Samardzija SP

Season standings[edit]

NL Central Standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 54–27 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 3 50–31 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 7 49–31 41–41
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 37–44 37–44
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 31 31–50 35–46


NL Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 +4
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0.469 14
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 16
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 16
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 16
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 24
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 28


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2013 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–4 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 7–12 7–12 4–3 2–4 11–9
Atlanta 4–2 5–1 4–3 6–1 5–2 13–6 2–4 10–9 11–8 4–3 1–5 3–4 4–3 13–6 11–9
Chicago 3–4 1–5 5–14 3–3 1–6 4–3 6–13 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 4–3 7–12 3–4 13–7
Cincinnati 4–3 3–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 6–1 10–9 4–2 4–2 8–11 3–3 6–1 8–11 3–4 11–9
Colorado 7–12 1–6 3–3 4–2 10–9 3–4 4–2 3–4 3–4 4–2 12–7 9–10 3–4 3–4 5–15
Los Angeles 9–10 2–5 6–1 3–4 9–10 5–2 4–2 5–1 5–2 4–2 11–8 8–11 4–3 5–1 12–8
Miami 2–4 6–13 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–5 1–5 11–8 7–12 2–4 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–14 9–11
Milwaukee 1–6 4–2 13–6 9–10 2–4 2–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 7–12 3–4 5–2 5–14 3–4 6–14
New York 4–3 9–10 3–3 2–4 4–3 1–5 8–11 3–4 10–9 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 7–12 11–9
Philadelphia 4–3 8–11 3–3 2–4 4–3 2–5 12–7 2–5 9–10 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–11 7–13
Pittsburgh 3–3 3–4 12–7 11–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 10–9 4–3 15–5
San Diego 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 7–12 8–11 4–3 4–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–11 2–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 12–7 4–3 3–4 1–6 10–9 11–8 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 2–4 3–3 6–14
St. Louis 3–4 3–4 12–7 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 14–5 5–2 5–2 9–10 4–2 4–2 6–0 10–10
Washington 4–2 6–13 4–3 4–3 4–3 1–5 14–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–4 5–2 3–3 0–6 11–9


Game log[edit]

2013 Regular season game log: 66–96 (Home: 31–50; Away: 35–46)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Roster[edit]

2013 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaching Staff

Statistics[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs Scored; H = Hits; 2b = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; Avg. = Batting Average; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Darwin Barney 141 501 49 104 25 1 7 41 .208 4
Brian Bogusevic 47 143 18 39 7 1 6 16 .273 2
Julio Borbon 72 104 10 21 3 1 1 3 .202 7
J. C. Boscán 6 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 .222 0
Welington Castillo 113 380 41 103 23 0 8 32 .271 2
Starlin Castro 161 666 59 163 34 2 10 44 .245 9
Steve Clevenger 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 .125 0
David DeJesus 84 284 39 71 19 3 6 27 .250 3
Cole Gillespie 25 50 6 12 2 0 0 4 .240 0
Alberto González 11 23 3 5 1 0 1 2 .217 0
Scott Hairston 52 99 13 17 2 0 8 19 .172 2
Junior Lake 64 236 26 67 16 0 6 16 .284 4
Brent Lillibridge 9 24 0 1 0 0 0 2 .042 0
Darnell McDonald 25 53 4 16 4 0 1 5 .302 0
Donnie Murphy 46 149 23 38 8 0 11 23 .255 2
Dioner Navarro 89 240 31 72 7 0 13 34 .300 0
Thomas Neal 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Cody Ransom 57 158 21 32 10 1 9 20 .203 0
Anthony Rizzo 160 606 71 141 40 2 23 80 .233 6
Dave Sappelt 31 75 6 18 3 0 0 4 .240 3
Nate Schierholtz 137 462 56 116 32 3 21 68 .251 6
Alfonso Soriano 93 362 47 92 24 1 17 51 .254 10
Ryan Sweeney 70 192 19 51 13 2 6 19 .266 1
Luis Valbuena 108 331 34 72 15 1 12 37 .218 1
Logan Watkins 27 38 2 8 1 0 0 0 .211 0
Jake Arrieta 9 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 .133 0
Scott Baker 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Scott Feldman 15 34 2 6 2 0 1 8 .176 0
Matt Garza 8 18 1 4 1 0 0 2 .222 0
Edwin Jackson 30 52 4 4 1 0 1 4 .077 0
Brooks Raley 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Chris Rusin 12 19 1 2 0 0 0 2 .105 0
Jeff Samardzija 31 62 4 7 2 0 1 2 .113 0
Carlos Villenueva 43 32 2 5 0 0 0 1 .156 0
Travis Wood 35 63 8 14 1 0 3 8 .222 1

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Jake Arrieta 4 2 3.66 9 9 0 51.2 34 22 21 24 37
Scott Baker 0 0 3.60 3 3 0 15.0 9 6 6 4 6
Scott Feldman 7 6 3.46 15 15 0 91.0 79 42 35 25 67
Matt Garza 6 1 3.17 11 11 0 71.0 61 26 25 20 62
Edwin Jackson 8 18 4.98 31 31 0 175.1 197 110 97 59 135
Chris Rusin 2 6 3.93 13 13 0 66.1 66 30 29 24 36
Jeff Samardzija 8 13 4.34 33 33 0 213.2 210 109 103 78 214
Travis Wood 9 12 3.11 32 32 0 200.0 163 73 69 66 144
Michael Bowden 1 3 4.30 34 0 0 37.2 32 18 18 15 23
Alex Burnett 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Alberto Cabrera 0 0 4.50 7 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 5 4
Shawn Camp 1 1 7.04 26 0 0 23.0 34 18 18 9 13
Rafael Dolis 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 5.0 3 2 0 0 2
Kyuji Fujikawa 1 1 5.25 12 0 2 12.0 11 7 7 2 14
Kevin Gregg 2 6 3.48 62 0 33 62.0 53 26 24 32 56
Justin Grimm 0 2 2.00 10 0 0 9.0 4 3 2 3 8
Matt Guerrier 2 1 2.13 15 0 0 12.2 11 4 3 5 9
Chang-Yong Lim 0 0 5.40 6 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 7 5
Kameron Loe 0 0 5.40 7 0 0 8.1 12 5 5 4 4
Carlos Mármol 2 4 5.86 31 0 2 27.2 26 19 18 21 32
Blake Parker 1 2 2.72 49 0 1 46.1 39 17 14 15 55
Zach Putnam 0 0 18.90 5 0 0 3.1 9 7 7 0 4
Brooks Raley 0 0 5.14 9 0 0 14.0 11 9 8 8 14
Henry Rodriguez 0 0 4.50 5 0 0 4.0 6 4 2 4 1
Hector Rondon 2 1 4.77 45 0 0 54.2 52 29 29 25 44
Zach Rosscup 0 0 1.35 10 0 0 6.2 3 1 1 7 7
James Russell 1 6 3.59 74 0 0 52.2 46 21 21 18 37
Eduardo Sanchez 0 1 5.68 4 0 0 6.1 5 4 4 5 5
Pedro Strop 2 2 2.83 37 0 1 35.0 22 11 11 11 42
Hisanori Takahashi 0 0 6.00 3 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 2 3
Carlos Villenueva 7 8 4.06 47 15 0 128.2 117 58 58 40 103

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Dave Keller
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Mark Johnson
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Gary Van Tol
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Bobby Mitchell

References[edit]

  1. ^ reporter, Mark Gonzales, Tribune. "Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Soriano goes hitless in return with Yankees". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Rapid Reaction: Cubs draft 3B Bryant". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Cubs Select RHP Rondon from Cleveland in the Rule 5 Draft". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  5. ^ "Cubs acquire Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop from Orioles for Scott Feldman, Steve Clevenger". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Rangers acquire Garza in deal with Cubs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  7. ^ a b "2013 Chicago Cubs Trades and Transactions | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  8. ^ "Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza traded to Texas Rangers". Chicago Tribune. July 22, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yankees acquire Soriano from Cubs". NY Post. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ Perry, Dayn (August 19, 2013). "Nationals acquire David DeJesus from Cubs". CBSSports.com.

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