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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

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 10, 2009

The Chicago Cubs are puting together a little winning streak. Cool. Great. Whatever. Battles: Aaron Miles played 2nd, Mike Fontenot played 3rd, and each had a nice game at the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Carlos Marmol’s WBC Days Are Over!

Which is, of course, both a good and bad thing. Good, because he’s coming back to camp, and the Cubs can take it very easy on his arm. Bad, because[Read More…]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
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…]

by March 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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

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