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Archive for March, 2009

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: First Spring Start, Hooray!

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: First Spring Start, Hooray!

Rich Harden finally made it into a Spring game today, and the results were good. By that, I mean his shoulder didn’t explode into a season and dream ending burst[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
So, Nomar Ended Up Being Kind of Expensive

So, Nomar Ended Up Being Kind of Expensive

So much for the idea that Nomar Garciaparra would take a minor league deal and back up on the cheap for the Chicago Cubs (or anyone else). [The A’s] have[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Luis Vizcaino to the Oakland A’s for Bobby Crosby?

Luis Vizcaino to the Oakland A’s for Bobby Crosby?

When the Chicago Cubs traded Jason Marquis – and his healthy contract – to the Colorado Rockies earlier this year for Luis Vizcaino – and his healthy contract – the[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 9, 2009

In a game that Alfonso Soriano called a “must win” (with a wink), the Cubs ended a billion game losing streak. In Spring Training. The battles: Mike Fontenot continued to[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Cubs Sale Proceeding, But Not Encouragingly So

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Cubs Sale Proceeding, But Not Encouragingly So

It’s been a little while since we’ve obsessed about the sale of the Chicago Cubs. The family Ricketts won the bidding – which means they get exclusive rights to negotiate[Read More…]

Micah Hoffpauir Confirms that Carlos Zambrano is Wearing a Cup

This video has been making the rounds. It’s a beautiful, loving, magical expression of what it means to be a teammate. h/t to Wv23 via ACB.

by March 9, 2009 Cubs Humor

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 8, 2009

The Cubs continued losing, this time to the Rangers. Meh. Pitching dominated the Spring Training battles this time around: Sean Marshall held some really good Rangers hitters scoreless for four[Read More…]

by March 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
RosenFAIL: The Cubs Bench

RosenFAIL: The Cubs Bench

I want to preface this with a word on accuracy and insight. I screw things up all the time. Sometimes I post things too quickly. Sometimes I don’t check my[Read More…]

by March 8, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 7, 2009

The Chicago Cubs get blanked by the Milwaukee Brewers. Who kerrs. On to the roster battles: Micah Hoffpauir has cooled considerably, and he put up an 0-fer. Considering the Cubs’[Read More…]

by March 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Most Appropriately Authored Book in the History of Books

The Most Appropriately Authored Book in the History of Books

How did I never hear of this before? So many lines running through the head… but I’ll just let it speak for itself.

by March 7, 2009 Cubs Humor
Rocky Roquet Does Not Make the Cubs, Cashner Hurt

Rocky Roquet Does Not Make the Cubs, Cashner Hurt

At least not this year. The Chicago Cubs made the first red tags of the year, sending pitchers Andrew Cashner, Edward Campusano, and Roquet to minor league camp. Given that[Read More…]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 6, 2009

The Spring Training Cubs continued a vicious losing streak. Oh no. On to the battles: Koyie Hill is trying to win the backup catcher job from Paul Bako. Hill started,[Read More…]

by March 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

PANIC! Milton Bradley Lifted for Pinch Runner, Again

Milton Bradley was lifted in his first Spring start for a pinch runner after a walk in his first at bat. Much gnashing of teeth and terror ensued. Flash forward[Read More…]

by March 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Simulated Game Today, Actual Game Next Week

Obessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Simulated Game Today, Actual Game Next Week

After a couple of successful bullpen sessions, Chicago Cubs pitcher/injured guy Rich Harden is set to throw some more today. And then some more more next week. Harden, who’s on[Read More…]

by March 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

When the Cubs traded broken/mentally-defective pitcher Rich Hill to the Orioles earlier this year for a player to be named later, most fans figured we were just getting rid of[Read More…]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 5, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost to the White Sox… again. Good thing it’s just fake baseball. Though the games are fake, the… battles… are… REAL! (you tittered right there, didn’t you?)[Read More…]

by March 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Aramis Ramirez to Play in WBC with A-Rod Out?

With the breaking news that Alex Rodriguez is undergoing hip surgery – the cyst kind, not the old person kind – I am openly pondering and speculating as to whether[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

This is the second installment in Bleacher Nation’s weekly series, exploring precisely why the other teams in the National League Central are going to suck in 2009. Previously: Cincinnati Reds.[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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