Archive for April, 2009


Aw, Crud – Chris Carpenter is Back

Aw, Crud – Chris Carpenter is Back

For months, Chicago Cubs fans could soothe themselves with the belief that there was no way the St. Louis Cardinals could be good this year. After all, their rotation looked[Read More…]

by April 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
God Relents: Soto Likely to Avoid DL

God Relents: Soto Likely to Avoid DL

Dear God, please make me a bird, so I can fly far, far away. Oh, and while you’re at it, please keep the Chicago Cubs healthy. The Cubs hope they[Read More…]

by April 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Milton Bradley Would Be a Good Defensive Outfielder, You Know, If…

Milton Bradley Would Be a Good Defensive Outfielder, You Know, If…

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on Opening Day when Lou Piniella elected to replace Kosuke Fukudome in center field for a defensive sub – Joey Gathright – but[Read More…]

by April 9, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Could Be Headed to DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Could Be Headed to DL

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is headed to Chicago to see the team orthopedist (who needs a specialist, right?) about his aching right shoulder. The Cubs hope the injury will[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Astros 6, April 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Astros 6, April 8, 2009

The offense showed up mightily after back-to-back ho hum performances. Notable was a certain Japanese import…

by April 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Confusingly Repetitive

The Cublogoverse is Confusingly Repetitive

Allow me to state at the outset that I am a Bruce Miles fan. He is more knowledgeable than most of the Chicago Cubs beat writers and he’s incredible accessible[Read More…]

by April 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
2009 Chicago Cubs Minor League Rosters

2009 Chicago Cubs Minor League Rosters

The minor league rosters are now official, and without further ado… … … Ok. No more ado. Here they are: Iowa (AAA) Starting Pitchers: Jose Ascanio, Mitch Atkins, Esmalian Caridad,[Read More…]


Soto Possibly Out Until This Weekend

Soto Possibly Out Until This Weekend

Learn to love Koyie Hill. Expect Koyie Hill behind the plate Wednesday in the Cubs’ series finale vs. the Astros. Geovany Soto has a sore right shoulder, something he said[Read More…]

by April 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 3, April 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 3, April 7, 2009

Boo. I hate games where the Cubs come back only to lose (even if the come back is just one run). Also, I now have a seething distaste for Jose[Read More…]

by April 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Leaves With Shoulder Injury

God clearly hates the Chicago Cubs. Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto left tonight’s game against the Astros with right (throwing) shoulder soreness. Word is that he strained it while trying[Read More…]

by April 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Peavywatch: The Cubs Literally Almost Acquired Jake Peavy

Obsessive Peavywatch: The Cubs Literally Almost Acquired Jake Peavy

We all know that the Chicago Cubs were pursuing a deal for Jake Peavy in the offseason. But we had been led to believe that the deal never got past[Read More…]

by April 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lou Piniella is Almost Certainly Gone After Next Year

Lou Piniella is Almost Certainly Gone After Next Year

Manager Lou Piniella is under contract with the Chicago Cubs through next season, 2010. By then, he’ll be 67. And it looks like he’ll be leaving the Cubs. The Yankees[Read More…]

by April 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Are Power Ranked

The Cubs Are Power Ranked

I don’t know why every ranking of Major League Baseball teams in the universe are called “power rankings” (because baseball involves power, I guess?), but they are. And the first[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Astros 2, April 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Astros 2, April 6, 2009

Clearly, the Cubs are going 162-0. Today’s Opening Day enhanced box score highlights one of the big offseason moves for the Chicago Cubs.

by April 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Rich Still Feels Right Despite Starts Going Wrong

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Rich Still Feels Right Despite Starts Going Wrong

Rich Harden has looked terrible this Spring. Not only has he been ineffective, but also his velocity has been down and his stuff has looked weak. In his last Spring[Read More…]

by April 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News