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 to say that I’m incredibly disappointed in Milton Bradley’s demeanor – and performance – in his brief, on-field experiences. But I can’t. I really want […]
Month: April 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 different jab.
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 was trying to trade Vizcaino before bringing up Samardzija from Triple-A Iowa. But while general manager Jim Hendry attempted to work out a deal with […]
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. As the now infamous calico cat was running across the outfield at Wrigley on Tuesday night, most Cubs fans were groaning. I was, too. But […]
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 in the 6th and 7th (which I suppose means he’ll be in the pen, and will be a setup-ish pitcher). Naturally, this begs the question: […]
Stupid Reds with their stupid young pitchers. Whatever. Dusty will exact revenge for us.
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 no danger of being optioned, and Hendry said Sean Marshall will remain in the rotation. This could mean Luis Vizcaino is in danger of being […]
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” from a Bradley quote – how risque!), and how it’s ridiculous that he’s appealing his suspension while he’s sitting games out anyway. But the part […]
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 Cotts. As far as the possibility of trades, some teams have contacted the Cubs about their relief corps. The Cubs can’t send either David Patton […]
Welcome back to Chicago, Dusty. SLAP.
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, has been a disaster. Not only can he not get guys out, but he’s struggling just to throw strikes – in his last appearance, he […]
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 that, there are going to be questions about his shoulder – you know, the one with the tear in it. But Harden says things are […]
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 he says about the Cubs will be placed under a microscope. But after his starter Adam Wainwright struck out Milton Bradley in a critical situation […]
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 with this year’s Chicago Cubs team. And yet, one has to look only to the bullpen to realize what is quickly becoming the Cubs’ Achilles […]
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 the Cubs is that Bradley has been out with a sore groin anyway, so he can just serve the two game suspension from the bench […]
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, but given Bradley’s history, the length is understandable, if not fair. Bradley plans to appeal. The Cubs and Bradley would be wise to not appeal, […]
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 strike call in Thursday’s loss to the Cardinals. No word yet, though, on what the punishment will be. Cubs manager Lou Piniella said the organization […]
Did anyone else see LOST this week, when Hurley commented to Miles that Dr. Pierre Chang – Miles’ father – was “a douche”? My friends and I looked at each other and said, whoa, did he just say “douche” on network TV? That’s awesome. And I guess it’s part of the general nomenclature now, so […]