Archive for April, 2009


Injury Updates: Ramirez at Least 3 Days, Marmol 4-5

According to Bruce Levine, Aramis Ramirez is out today with his strained calf, and probably another two days after that. (h/t CCO.) Carlos Marml is expected to avoid the DL,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrathwatch: Marmol Says No to DL, Ramirez Says Maybe

God’s Wrathwatch: Marmol Says No to DL, Ramirez Says Maybe

Truly, friends, the Lord Almighty hates Cubs fans. As you know by now, Aramis Ramirez AND Carlos Marmol (totally unimportant players, you know?) left last night’s game with injuries. Details[Read More…]

by April 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 4, April 24, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 4, April 24, 2009

Everyone will be talking about the missed opportunities, the injuries, and the frustrating loss. But I could only think of one thing to bitch/enhance about.

by April 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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…]