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Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

When the Chicago Cubs signed Milton Bradley several weeks ago, each story on the signing was as populated by statistics from Bradley’s explosive season last year in Arlington as it[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Um, what? In all the hemming and hawing about whether or not Carlos Marmol would be pitching for the D.R. in the WBC (he’s not), we may have missed an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Official: Carlos Marmol is Out of the World Baseball Classic

No more speculation necessary, Carlos Marmol is officially out of the WBC. Allow me to be the first to say woo. And might I add hoo.

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Unretired

The Cublogoverse is Unretired

Several months ago, the Cublogverse suffered a kick squarely to the crotch when Joe Aiello announced that he was shuttering the venerable Cubs blog, View from the Bleachers. All wasn’t[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Cublogoverse
OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

So, not that either second baseman looked likely to become a Chicago Cub, it’s worth noting that Orlando Hudson and Brian Roberts don’t look likely to be Cubs any time[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lou’s Latest Lineup Lacking Likeability and Other L’s Like Lugubrious

Lou’s Latest Lineup Lacking Likeability and Other L’s Like Lugubrious

So, late last week Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella threw out his thoughts on the lineup for this season in response to the rampant interest in Alfonso Soriano’s spot. His[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Countries of Baseball

The Countries of Baseball

Here’s a way to kill a few minutes. Try to figure out the precise contours of the various teams’ territory, particularly the two Chicago teams. I’m not trying to be[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Will the Cubs Ever Sign a LOOGY?

MLBTradeRumors recently put together a solid list of the available lefty relievers on the market, who specialize in getting left-handed hitters out (that’s LOOGYs to us nerds). The list looks[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha recently said he plans to bat Rickie Weeks and J.J. Hardy at the top of the lineup this year, and in light of the persistent[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Best. Harry Caray Impression. Ever.

Best. Harry Caray Impression. Ever.

I would embed if I could. You want to go to here: Boys of Spring – Matt Wagner Impersonates Harry Caray.

by February 21, 2009 Cubs Humor
At Least Kevin Gregg’s Shoulder isn’t Busted

At Least Kevin Gregg’s Shoulder isn’t Busted

The Chicago Cubs acquired Kevin Gregg from the Florida Marlins at the outset of the off-season, and the deal was roundly reviled for two reasons: 1.) It meant Kerry Wood[Read More…]

by February 21, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Repetitive

The Cublogoverse is Repetitive

This post is directed mostly at my Cub logging brethren, so if you’re not in that community – or not particularly interested in it – then you might just ignore[Read More…]

by February 20, 2009 Cublogoverse
Jake Peavy: Padres > Cubs > Braves

Jake Peavy: Padres > Cubs > Braves

The non-story that won’t go away (and we won’t let it, damn it!), well, won’t go away. As spring training begins, details are emerging about the possible Cubs-Padres Jake Peavy[Read More…]

by February 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Will He? Won’t He? Marmol Out of the WBC (again)?

The drama surrounding whether or not Carlos Marmol will (obliterate his arm and) pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic is starting to take on the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Finally a Good Picture of Carlos Zambrano’s Moustache

Finally a Good Picture of Carlos Zambrano’s Moustache

It’s almost too sad to post. We finally get a good picture of the Zambranostache, but only after it met its demise. BRING IT BACK, CARLOS!

by February 20, 2009 Cubs Humor
2009 Chicago Cubs Tickets on Sale Today

2009 Chicago Cubs Tickets on Sale Today

In case you didn’t know, you can start getting single game tickets for 2009 Chicago Cubs games today. Several ways to do it: Via the Internet: Visitors to cubs.com can[Read More…]

by February 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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