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Archive for April, 2009

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...]

by April 22, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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
Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 21 – April 21, 2009

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 21 – April 21, 2009

The Chicago Cubs welcome the Cincinnati Reds to town and the greatest manager in all the land, Dusty Baker.  A refresher on the series preview here at Bleacher Nation: The[Read More...]

by April 21, 2009 Series Previews
*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...]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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
Google and YouTube Understand Cubs Fans’ Pain

Google and YouTube Understand Cubs Fans’ Pain

by April 18, 2009 Cubs Humor
Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

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[Read More...]

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