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Archive for March, 2009

The 25th Man Likely to be Koskie or German

Lou Piniella all but confirmed yesterday what we’ve openly speculated: the 25th man is probably going to be an infielder, and it’s probably going to be Corey Koskie or recently[Read More...]

by March 14, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

The Second Cut is the Deepest

The Chicago Cubs made their second round of red tag roster cuts yesterday. The Cubs also sent five players back to the minor league camp: Pitchers Brian Schlitter, J. R.[Read More...]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 13, 2009

The Cubs played two games yesterday – won one, lost one. It was battletastic. Sean Marshall dominated again, and everyone is annointing him the fifth starter. He probably is, but[Read More...]

by March 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Sign Esteban German, Who is Not German

The Sun Times is twittering that the Chicago Cubs have signed Esteban German – who was recently waived by the Royals (always a good sign) – to compete for a[Read More...]

by March 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Zambrano Will Start Opening Day, but How About the Rest of the Rotation?

Zambrano Will Start Opening Day, but How About the Rest of the Rotation?

Although there had been a small chance Lou Piniella would give the ball to last year’s ace, Ryan Dempster, to start on Opening Day, he’s going to go with Carlos[Read More...]

by March 13, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Still Looking for Another Infielder and What It Means for the Bench

Cubs Still Looking for Another Infielder and What It Means for the Bench

One of the few unsettled questions this Spring is who is going to end up on that 25th spot on the Chicago Cubs bench. The prevailing wisdom has the Cubs[Read More...]

Rumors Floating that Carlos Zambrano Will Join Venezuela in WBC

Oh the drama that surrounds whether or not various Chicago Cubs players – mostly those named “Carlos” – will play in the World Baseball Classic. With Venezuela moving on in[Read More...]

by March 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 12, 2009

The Chicago Cubs are turning Japanese again – they took on the Japanese team yesterday. The Cubs lost by a run, but it was probably fun or something. Mike Fontenot[Read More...]

by March 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Says Fukudome is Batting Second, Which Totally Makes Sense

Lou Piniella Says Fukudome is Batting Second, Which Totally Makes Sense

For all the hoopla surrounding whether or not Alfonso Soriano would be batting number one for the Chicago Cubs this year, precious little has been said about the rest of[Read More...]

by March 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Will Suck

Why the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Will Suck

This is the third installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati[Read More...]

by March 12, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Hitting a Roadblock? Peavy More Likely?

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Hitting a Roadblock? Peavy More Likely?

A quick refresher: the San Diego Padres are in the process of being sold by current owner John Moores to a consortium group, led by former Diamondbacks CEO Jeff Moorad.[Read More...]

by March 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Samardzija is Going to Punch Sean Marshall in the Face. Er, Emotionally.

Jeff Samardzija is Going to Punch Sean Marshall in the Face. Er, Emotionally.

As things stand, Sean Marshall and Aaron Heilman have the inside track on the fifth starter spot for the Chicago Cubs. They have, by far, pitched the best in Spring[Read More...]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Was Milton Bradley Always Hurt When He Was “Hurt”?

Was Milton Bradley Always Hurt When He Was “Hurt”?

The Chicago Cubs newest outfielder – that’s Milton Bradley, in case you couldn’t tell from the cheesy, standard set up – dropped a bit of a bombshell this week when[Read More...]

by March 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella is Getting Kind of Angry, and You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry

Lou Piniella is Getting Kind of Angry, and You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry

The Chicago Cubs keep losing fake, meaningless, exhibition, practice, unreal, fun-run, Spring Training games. And Lou Piniella is pee-ahssed. He sees the problem, and wants somebody to FIX it. “I’m[Read More...]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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