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Archive for March, 2009

No Curt Schilling for the Cubs

No Curt Schilling for the Cubs

The rumor never really had much in the way of legs, and what little was there was got hacked into (legs + hacked into = bloody sock. I’m awesome) with[Read More...]

by March 24, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Keppinger, Backup Infielder?

Jeff Keppinger, Backup Infielder?

Despite Lou Piniella’s pronouncement that Micah Hoffpauir has made the team, the Chicago Cubs continue to consider backup infielder options for the bench. Corey Koskie is out, Luis Rivas is[Read More...]

by March 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Backup Catcher Battlewatch: Son of a Bako

Backup Catcher Battlewatch: Son of a Bako

Just when it was looking like Koyie Hill’s hitting might overcome Paul Bako’s veteran-ness, and land him the backup catcher job (saving the Chicago Cubs some $350k in the process[Read More...]

by March 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Angel Guzman to the Pirates?

Chicago Cubs reliever and former wunderkind prospect Angel Guzman is out of options and doesn’t look likely to make the Cubs bullpen. Thus, he gone. At some point. To someone.[Read More...]

by March 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It Ain’t Happening By Opening Day

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It Ain’t Happening By Opening Day

I never thought that timetable was realistic, but at least now the team is confirming it. The Cubs aren’t likely to have their new owner in place by Opening Day,[Read More...]

by March 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Er, Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Er, Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Rich Harden was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday because of those dreaded “flu-like symptoms” – seriously, what is the deal with calling the illness “flu-like symptoms” instead of[Read More...]

by March 23, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
2009 Chicago Cubs Closerwatch: It’s the Final Countdown

2009 Chicago Cubs Closerwatch: It’s the Final Countdown

In case you hadn’t noticed, Spring Training Battlewatch has come to a close. With fewer and fewer battles remaining, it’s time to focus on the specific battles remaining. The closer[Read More...]

by March 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

A new feature: The Wrigleyville Experience

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve added a couple new features in the Chicago Cubs Resources section of the site. Namely, we put together some useful resources for planning a[Read More...]

by March 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Corey Koskie Calls it a Career

Corey Koskie Calls it a Career

The writing was more or less on the wall after Corey Koskie had to leave a Spring Training game a few days ago, continuing to battle the effects of post-concussion[Read More...]

by March 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Fontenot is a Star

Mike Fontenot is a Star

Mike Fontenot will take time from his busy playing baseball schedule to play himself in an episode of TBS’s “My Boys,” which I’m sure is a really great show. Fontenot[Read More...]

by March 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: March

The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: March

Announcing a new feature here at Bleacher Nation: the Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll. With the help of some of your favorite other Cubs blogs, we’ve put together a poll[Read More...]

The Cubs Used to Have Nice Prospects

The Cubs Used to Have Nice Prospects

Rotoworld recently reflected upon it’s top 100 prospects from 2004, and sure enough, the Cubs had several entries in the list. That year or perhaps slightly before marked perhaps the[Read More...]

by March 21, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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