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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
The Original Chinfuzz Calls it a Career

The Original Chinfuzz Calls it a Career

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement from the Florida Marlins in 2002, many fans (including me) saw it as the true turning point. It was the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Kosuke Fukudome is Going to Hit 1.000 This Year

Kosuke Fukudome is Going to Hit 1.000 This Year

Kosuke Fukudome is finally back in Cubs camp after a relatively yawn-worthy WBC stint. But the good news is, he’s figured out why he struggled so much in the final[Read More…]

Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

The Chicago Cubs bullpen is set: David Patton and Angel Guzman are in, Chad Gaudin and Jeff Samardzija are out. Ultimately, this is the precise series of moves we had[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano Hates Wrigley Field

Carlos Zambrano Hates Wrigley Field

After seeing the new Yankee Stadium, Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano said he is disgusted with Wrigley Field and wishes it would just burn down. Well, he practically said that.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Reed Johnson Thinks David Patton Is Making the Team

Reed Johnson Thinks David Patton Is Making the Team

I actually missed this bit a couple days ago, but as we’re on the verge of Lou Piniella’s announcement regarding the bullpen, it was too good not to post. Reed[Read More…]

by April 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Cublogoverse
Angel Guzman Drawing More Interest Than Chad Gaudin

Angel Guzman Drawing More Interest Than Chad Gaudin

The Chicago Cubs are going to have to move at least one of the four pitchers competing for two bullpen spots, and the two likely candidates for moving are Chad[Read More…]

by April 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Welcome Back Under Armour!

Welcome Back Under Armour!

Click. Clack. The Under Armour logos will be back on the outfield doors at Wrigley Field. The Cubs announced Tuesday they have agreed to continue their partnership with Under Armour,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs are helping open up the new Yankee Stadium – $1.5 billion worth of ill-timed lavishness – with a couple exhibition games. Yesterday[Read More…]

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

Readers repeatedly asked me if I was going to write a “Why the 2009 Chicago Cubs Will Suck” article, as I had for the rest of the N.L. Central. My[Read More…]

by April 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Yeah, So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Donald Veal Back

Yeah, So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Donald Veal Back

Former top Chicago Cubs prospect Donald Veal fell a bit off the top prospect wagon in 2008 – so much so that, when it was time to decide whom to[Read More…]

If You Want a “Serious” Season Preview

If You Want a “Serious” Season Preview

As I mentioned, while creating our excellent series of “Why X Team Will Suck” articles, we aren’t that big on creating full-blown, series team previews. Usually, they’re not well done,[Read More…]

Bullpen Battlewatch: No One Stepping Up

The four men competing for the last two bullpen spots are running out of time to dazzle – and none are stepping up to the… er, rubber. Two pitched yesterday,[Read More…]

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

Kidding, naturally. Chad Gaudin has been a successful major league pitcher for several years, so there is going to be interest. The first nibbles appear to be from the Colorado[Read More…]

by April 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Looking at Mike Lamb?

Cubs Looking at Mike Lamb?

Though the Chicago Cubs are currently set to begin the regular season with just one backup infielder on the roster (Aaron Miles), I have repeatedly contended that the team will[Read More…]

by April 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

The Chicago Cubs have traded pitching prospect Rocky Roquet to the Oakland A’s for a PTBNL. Breathe. Breathe. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Roquet joined the Cubs in 2006 as a non-drafted free agent[Read More…]

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