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Archive for May, 2009

Chad Fox to the DL, Jose Ascanio to Savior

The predicted Chad Fox elbow supernova happened, and so he heads to his home away from home, the disabled list, and the Cubs have called up young righty Jose Ascanio[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez Out 8 Weeks or More, Derrek Lee to Have MRI

God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez Out 8 Weeks or More, Derrek Lee to Have MRI

God really is an angry kid with a magnifying glass, gleefully and sadistically watching the ants that play for the Chicago Cubs burn. We have joked for years that the[Read More…]

by May 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Brewers 12, May 9, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Brewers 12, May 9, 2009

Man the bullpen sucks. Man the injuries suck.

by May 10, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
It’s Funny Because He Didn’t Die

It’s Funny Because He Didn’t Die

Look, I know you’re down about the Aramis Ramirez injury. So I’m here to help. Enjoy Rick Ankiel repeatedly smashing his face into the outfield wall. Okay, well don’t enjoy[Read More…]

by May 9, 2009 Cubs Humor
God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez Could Be Out Longer Than a Month

God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez Could Be Out Longer Than a Month

There will be no avoiding the DL this time for Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez. According to a baseball source, Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez could be lost to[Read More…]

by May 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3, May 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3, May 8, 2009

Well, that was awesome. Obviously the big news from the game is the Aramis Ramirez injury. Secondary news includes Randy Wells’ fine outting and Aaron Heilman’s implosion. But none of[Read More…]

by May 9, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Aramis Ramirez Just Broke His Shoulder or Arm or Something

Details as they become available, but it doesn’t look good. Ramirez dove for a Ryan Braun ball (more reason to hate that goony looking freak), and landed awkwardly. Early thoughts[Read More…]

by May 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Joey Gathright to the O’s for Ryan Freel

Sure enough, Joey Gathright was a goner – out the door to the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Ryan Freel. The Cubs convinced Baltimore to pay around $2.7 million of[Read More…]

by May 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
No DL for DL – See What I Did There?

No DL for DL – See What I Did There?

I’m so witty. First baseman Derrek Lee, suffering a relapse with a bulging disc in his neck, was kept out of pregame activity and the lineup for the second consecutive[Read More…]

by May 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Joey Gathright on His Way Out?

Joey Gathright on His Way Out?

AAA Iowa starter Randy Wells is being called up today to take Carlos Zambrano’s spot in the rotation, but the decision on whom to send down to make room had[Read More…]

by May 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 5, May 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 5, May 7, 2009

Lots of good to point out in the Cubs win, and two-game sweep of the Astros, but the enhancement can’t help but be snarky.

by May 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Holy Dreadlocks! Manny Ramirez Tests Positive for Steroids!

Wow. I’m not shocked by the fact of it – I’m shocked that MLB is actually taking down one of its biggest, albeit troublesome, stars. Manny Ramirez has tested positive[Read More…]

by May 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley’s Suspension to be Finalized Soon

Milton Bradley’s Suspension to be Finalized Soon

Milton Bradley had his appeal of the two-game ump-bump suspension heard yesterday. Bradley said no decision was announced during the nearly two-hour hearing, but he expected to hear something in[Read More…]

by May 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella Gets His Way Again: Samardzija Out, Chad Fox In

Piniella Gets His Way Again: Samardzija Out, Chad Fox In

As we discussed yesterday, when Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has decided one of his players is no longer a good fit, that player is playing on borrowed time. This[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Astros 3, May 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Astros 3, May 6, 2009

Hey, there’s a real lineup!

by May 7, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

The Chicago Cubs designated reliever Luis Vizcaino, earlier received from the Rockies for Jason Marquis, for assignment two weeks ago, and now have officially released him. The Cubs will be[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 6, Cubs 2, May 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 6, Cubs 2, May 5, 2009

It seems Lou Piniella was ready to lose a game.

by May 6, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano’s Leg Muscle is All Busted and Stuff – Two Weeks Seems Optimistic

Carlos Zambrano’s Leg Muscle is All Busted and Stuff – Two Weeks Seems Optimistic

The Chicago Cubs DL’d pitcher Carlos Zambrano yesterday after he strained his left hamstring running out a bunt. So how long is he actually going to be out, and what’s[Read More…]

by May 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Denise Richards is an Excellent Singer and Clearly Loves the Cubs

Denise Richards is an Excellent Singer and Clearly Loves the Cubs

In case you missed it, or didn’t miss it and are currently trying to erase it from your memory, Denise Richards sang the 7th inning stretch on Friday. And it[Read More…]

by May 5, 2009 Cubs Humor
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 2, Cubs 4, May 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 2, Cubs 4, May 4, 2009

The Cubs win their fourth in a row, and in the meantime discover the greatest power hitter known to man.

by May 5, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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