Archive for April, 2009


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
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…]