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Archive for April, 2009

God’s Real-Time Wrathwatch: Ramirez and Marmol Both Hurt

Aramis Ramirez left the game tonight with a strained calf, and Carlos Marmol also exited with an injury. Awesome. More details as they become available.

by April 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley is a Prideful Idiot, but Really Fragile, so I Take it Back

Milton Bradley is a Prideful Idiot, but Really Fragile, so I Take it Back

Oh for what I want to say, but that I can’t. I want to say that I’m incredibly disappointed in Milton Bradley’s health thus far. But I can’t. I want[Read More…]

by April 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 1, April 23, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 1, April 23, 2009

Stupid freaking Reds. Stupid freaking Dusty Baker. And really stupid freaking Joey Votto. His entire career will be built on world-beating the Cubs. You’ll see. But today’s enhancement takes a[Read More…]

by April 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs DFA Luis Vizcaino

We hardly knew ye. As expected, the Cubs designated right-hander Luis Vizcaino for assignment on Thursday to make room on the 25-man roster for Jeff Samardzija. According to ESPN.com, Chicago[Read More…]

by April 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
In Case You Were Worried About the Cat

In Case You Were Worried About the Cat

Editor’s disclosure: I am a cat person (crud, I just lost some readers). So my thoughts here are probably tainted by my little snoopy, poopy, woopy, wittle, kitty… er, sorry.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Samardzija is Back (redux), and Somebody’s Out

Samardzija is Back (redux), and Somebody’s Out

Jeff Samardzija makes his way back to the big club today after pitching very well to start the year in AAA Iowa, and manager Lou Piniella says he’ll help out[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 0, April 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 0, April 22, 2009

Stupid Reds with their stupid young pitchers. Whatever. Dusty will exact revenge for us.

by April 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Samardzija is Back

Apparently the Chicago Cubs will call up Jeff Samardzija tomorrow to help the ailing bullpen. The question, of course, is who is going to be gone? Neal Cotts is in[Read More…]

by April 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Apparently Bradley Was Suspended For Something Other Than “Making Contact” With Umpire

Apparently Bradley Was Suspended For Something Other Than “Making Contact” With Umpire

There was an interesting aside in the Sun-Times today about Milton Bradley. The focus was about how he hasn’t played much, how he pisses people off (they actually used “piss”[Read More…]

Cubs Have Been Contacted About Trading a Reliever

Cubs Have Been Contacted About Trading a Reliever

Unless that reliever is Carlos Marmol, I have a hard time believing another team is aggressively pursuing anyone else in the pen. But, hey, whatever. Cross your fingers for Neal[Read More…]

by April 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 7, April 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 7, April 21, 2009

Welcome back to Chicago, Dusty. SLAP.

by April 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

The early season struggles of the bullpen are nearly the only thing for folks to complain about, so naturally, they’re complaining. Specifically, the lone lefty in the pen, Neal Cotts,[Read More…]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

Last time out, Chicago Cubs starter Rich Harden threw 92 pitches… in three innings. He struck out a ton of dudes, but was incredibly inefficient. Any time Harden struggles like[Read More…]

by April 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

You can probably omit the “kind of” if you’re so inclined. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa has never been a favorite of Chicago Cubs fans, so pretty much anything[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Effectively tied for first place in the National League Central, having won or split every series of the season so far, it is hard to find things to complain about[Read More…]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was suspended for two games this weekend after “making contact” (I still didn’t really see it) with an umpire last week. The good news for[Read More…]

Milton Bradley Suspended for Two Games

Just got word that Milton Bradley has been suspended for two games by MLB for making contact with umpire Larry Vanover on Thursday. I didn’t see much of a bump,[Read More…]

by April 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley Punched An Umpire in the Face

Milton Bradley Punched An Umpire in the Face

Or so MLB would have you believe. Rumors are swirling that Bradley faces a suspension for “bumping” umpire Larry Vanover after his 3-2, bases loaded, totally not a strike, third[Read More…]

by April 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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