Archive for March, 2009


Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Unbelieveable Wildness Probably Not Injury-Related

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Unbelieveable Wildness Probably Not Injury-Related

Rich Harden cruised yesterday for two innings and then completely fell apart in the third inning. He wasn’t even able to complete his scheduled three innings. Immediately, I cried a[Read More…]

by March 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 15, 2009

The Chicago Cubs took a trip down to Tucson to play the Diamondbacks and won-dizzled. Which totally makes sense, since the Diamondbacks play their regular season games in Phoenix. Gotta[Read More…]

by March 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Lou Knows Who the Back-up Catcher Will Be

Lou Knows Who the Back-up Catcher Will Be

But he’s not telling, apparently. As for the backup catcher, Piniella definitely has some ideas regarding Paul Bako, Koyie Hill and Mark Johnson. Asked if it was a wide open[Read More…]

The Cublogoverse Picked Up a News Cubs Player Blog

The Cublogoverse Picked Up a News Cubs Player Blog

When Mark DeRosa was dealt to the Cleveland Indians this Winter, it was not only a serious blow to the Chicago Cubs on the field, it was a crotch kick[Read More…]

by March 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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…]

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…]

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