Archive for June, 2009


Jeff Samardzija to Chicago, Jose Ascanio to Iowa

The Cubs have recalled Jeff Samardzija from AAA Iowa, which sort of seems strange. In a corresponding move, the team sent successful reliever Jose Ascanio back to AAA Iowa, which[Read More…]

Very Rumorish Rumor: Heath Bell to the Cubs?

For now, treat with skepticism: According to a tweet from the Monty Show on Sirius 127 (apparently it’s a West Coast thing), the Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring reliever[Read More…]

by June 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Top Prospects Josh Vitters and Andrew Cashner Are Moving Up

Top Prospects Josh Vitters and Andrew Cashner Are Moving Up

Top Chicago Cubs prospect Josh Vitters is being promoted to High A Daytona, which should be a challenge for the 19 year old. But since he handled the pitching in[Read More…]

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Rehab Stint Starting Tomorrow

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Rehab Stint Starting Tomorrow

Finally some good news: assuming batting practice continues to go well, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez could begin a minor league rehab stint as soon as tomorrow. Piniella did[Read More…]

by June 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 1 – June 29, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 1 – June 29, 2009

Offense was a bit thin, but enough to win. Fact: that rhymed.

by June 30, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Probably Fake List of the 2003 Steroid Positive Tests Leaked by Person Who Clearly Hates the Cubs

This list is supposedly the complete list of the 103 players who tested positive for banned substances back in 2003. It’s being thoroughly debunked by the Sons of Ivy. Whoever[Read More…]

Aaron Miles Back to the DL, Where He Has Been the Most Successful This Year

The Chicago Cubs are expected to place infielder Aaron Miles on the disabled list later today with a hyperextended elbow. Miles has been unavailable for half a week since he[Read More…]


Milton Bradley Doesn’t Have Any Friends on the Cubs – and It’s a Bit Uncomfortable

Milton Bradley Doesn’t Have Any Friends on the Cubs – and It’s a Bit Uncomfortable

Details surrounding Milton Bradley’s brief but tumultuous tenure with the Chicago Cubs continue to spill out, and unsurprisingly, none are great. After a weekend that saw Lou Piniella reach a[Read More…]

by June 29, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, White Sox 6 – June 28, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, White Sox 6 – June 28, 2009

Hmm. How to remain on the positivity train after this one? The Cubs have neat uniforms.

by June 29, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Details on the Mark DeRosa to Cardinals Trade

Details on the Mark DeRosa to Cardinals Trade

If you’re feeling weepy about the fact that not only is Mark DeRosa not coming back to the Cubs, but also is going to the worst possible place – St.[Read More…]

by June 28, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, White Sox 8 – June 27, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, White Sox 8 – June 27, 2009

Yes, that was a frustrating loss. But I’m going to continue on the positivity train for just a little while longer. The pitching didn’t show up, which has been rare,[Read More…]

by June 28, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Mark DeRosa, sigh, Has Been Traded to the Cardinals

No details at this time, but the Cleveland Indians have traded Mark DeRosa to the worst possible place of all: St. Louis. Mark DeRosa is going to be a Cardinal.[Read More…]

by June 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: June, 2009

The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: June, 2009

It’s time for the third month of the Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll. With the help of some of your favorite other Cubs blogs, we’ve put together a poll –[Read More…]