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Remember All Those Roster Moves I Said Would Happen? They Just Did

Not only has Jake Fox been called up from Iowa and Neil Cotts been sent down to AAA, but the Cubs did a whole lot more. Jake Fox, who is[Read More...]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Neil Cotts on His Way Out of Chicago?

Neil Cotts on His Way Out of Chicago?

Apparently there’s a theme today. Get on board. Left-hander Neal Cotts has just about worn out his welcome with manager Lou Piniella as the only left-hander in the Cubs’ bullpen.[Read More...]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Fox on His Way to Chicago?

Jake Fox on His Way to Chicago?

Probably the hottest hitter in professional baseball, Jake Fox has been absurd with the bat so far this year for AAA Iowa. And given that his parent club has been[Read More...]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kevin Kouzmanoff on His Way to Chicago?

Kevin Kouzmanoff on His Way to Chicago?

It was only a matter of time before the continued offensive struggles (the last two games against the Pirates aside) of the Chicago Cubs led to calls for a temporary[Read More...]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 1, Cubs 6 – May 26, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 1, Cubs 6 – May 26, 2009

DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD!

by May 27, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Ted Lilly is Milton Bradley’s Hatchetman

Ted Lilly is Milton Bradley’s Hatchetman

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly – one of the few bright spots over the past two weeks – got booted from last night’s game for arguing balls and strikes. Did[Read More...]

by May 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Unbearable Lightness of Keeping Patton

The Unbearable Lightness of Keeping Patton

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” ~ The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera. Late last week, Chicago Cubs pitcher[Read More...]

by May 26, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 10, Cubs 8 – May 25, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 10, Cubs 8 – May 25, 2009

So let me get this straight. The Cubs finally score some runs. A lot of runs, actually. More runs than they’d scored in the previous six games combined. And they[Read More...]

by May 26, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Pirates v. Cubs, May 25 – May 27, 2009

Series Preview: Pirates v. Cubs, May 25 – May 27, 2009

The Chicago Cubs now take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. If a series with the Pirates doesn’t cure what ails the Cubs, nothing will. A refresher on the series preview here[Read More...]

by May 25, 2009 Series Previews
Milton Bradley is Trying to Fix His Umpire Problems By, You Know, Blaming Umpires for His Struggles

Milton Bradley is Trying to Fix His Umpire Problems By, You Know, Blaming Umpires for His Struggles

If his terribly poor performance thus far had not already made him a fan favorite, surely Milton Bradley’s courage in blaming everyone else for his struggles would be the ticket.[Read More...]

by May 25, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Josh Vitters Has Gone Right Outside His Mind

Tired of thinking about the seven-straight-loss Cubs? Prefer to think about the mythical “future” that will some day be? Me, too. Enter top Chicago Cubs prospect, Josh Vitters. Josh Vitters[Read More...]

by May 25, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 7 – May 24, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 7 – May 24, 2009

So, the Padres are supposed to be bad, right?

by May 25, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Ryan Theriot Inadvertently Sums Up the Cubs’ Offensive Slump

Ryan Theriot Inadvertently Sums Up the Cubs’ Offensive Slump

As I said before, the Chicago Cubs have scored just 3 runs in their last 45 innings. Such a streak could certainly be the product of once-in-a-decade bad luck, but[Read More...]

by May 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Padres 3 – May 23, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Padres 3 – May 23, 2009

The Chicago Cubs have scored 3 runs in their last 45 innings. Allow that to sink in for a moment. Let the disbelief, horror, and hilarious-ridiculousness of that stat wash[Read More...]

by May 24, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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