Archive for February, 2009


WBC Cubs Dropping Like Flies: Lee is Out

WBC Cubs Dropping Like Flies: Lee is Out

Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee will not be participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic as he had previously intended. Like Aramis Ramirez before him, Lee is suffering from[Read More…]

by February 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Barring a (sigh) Jake Peavy trade, the Chicago Cubs will go with Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Aaron Heilman, or Chad Gaudin as the fifth starter. For now, manager Lou Piniella[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

Earlier in the off-season, the Cubs moved Felix Pie, Ronny Cedeno, and Michael Wuertz out of town – major league caliber players, for whom there was likely not a spot[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs’ Top 30 Prospects According to Baseball America

Enjoy the list of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects for 2009, according to Baseball America’s 2009 Prospect Handbook. And then go buy the Handbook you cheap-skate. Cubs Top 30 Prospects[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Ok, So Maybe Soriano Won’t Hit Leadoff

Ok, So Maybe Soriano Won’t Hit Leadoff

Yes, I know this is a subject that many are sick of hearing about… but this is actual news on the subject. Cubs manager Lou Piniella has stuck by Alfonso[Read More…]

by February 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Check Out the 2009 Chicago Cubs Broadcast Schedule

Bleed Cubbie Blue has the full schedule listed, and it’s worth a look. In summary, it’s looking like 63 games on WGN, 4 on ESPN (more will get added through[Read More…]

by February 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Ben Sheets to the Chicago Cubs? Um…

Ben Sheets to the Chicago Cubs? Um…

The local NBC outfit is trying its hand at Cubs news and rumors, and what they came up with is… um, poor. The Cubs are in search of pitching. This[Read More…]


Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Off the Mound

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Off the Mound

Rich Harden’s shoulder is about to take on the mythic body part status previously reserved for Janet Jackson’s nipple. And with that, let’s obsess. Rich Harden threw about 20 pitches[Read More…]

by February 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

To the extent the comparisons haven’t already been made, they were inevitable. Absurdly talented, hard-throwing, strike-out heavy, right-handed starting pitcher for the Cubs… who has arm trouble. Kerry Wood. Mark[Read More…]

by February 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Brewers’ Bobbleheads are Racist

The Brewers’ Bobbleheads are Racist

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their bobblehead giveaways for the upcoming season, and the selection of “stars” is a bit perplexing. May 3 – Ryan Braun May 31 – Trevor[Read More…]

by February 15, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Playing Fantasy

The Cublogoverse is Playing Fantasy

If you’re looking for a fantasy baseball league to play in this year, the Cublogoverse is giving you a few great options. First up, at A League of Her Own,[Read More…]

by February 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Carlos Marmol IS Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Carlos Marmol IS Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

There doesn’t appear to be a “maybe” about it anymore. Carlos Marmol will be pitching for the Dominican Republic in this year’s WBC, just weeks (well, maybe more than a[Read More…]

by February 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Well, I mean, duh. “We will not overtax him early here,” general manager Jim Hendry said Friday as pitchers and catchers were checking in for spring training. “He feels really[Read More…]

by February 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News