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Archive for June, 2009

Breaking: Donald Fehr Will Resign As Players’ Union Head

Donald Fehr has led the MLB players union for some 26 years, and before March of next year, he’ll step down. Subject to approval by the union’s executive board, he[Read More…]

by June 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Dusty Baker’s Head Was Thoroughly Buried in the Sand

Dusty Baker’s Head Was Thoroughly Buried in the Sand

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker now has the dubious distinction of having managed two of the most notorious busted steroid users – Barry Bonds with the San Francisco Giants and[Read More…]

Cubs Could Sport Benchy Lineup Today Against Braves

I know it’s just a makeup game, but it’s still, um, a real game. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to sit some regulars today against the Atlanta Braves –[Read More…]

by June 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Indians 2, Cubs 6 – June 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 2, Cubs 6 – June 21, 2009

Pfft. Sure, they won. But where’s the walk-off?

by June 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Angel Guzman to the Disabled List, Kevin Hart to Chicago

Angel Guzman to the Disabled List, Kevin Hart to Chicago

The Chicago Cubs placed reliever Angel Guzman on the 15-day disabled list with muscle soreness, just a day after he looked excellent pitching a couple innings in a 13-inning Cubs[Read More…]

In Case You Were Hoping Mark Cuban Would Re-enter the Ownership Mix

In Case You Were Hoping Mark Cuban Would Re-enter the Ownership Mix

Now that the Tribune Company is threatening to (maybe actually already has) open up discussions on selling the Cubs to someone other than Tom Ricketts, you can admit that there[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Minor League Rehab Stint in Two Weeks

Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Minor League Rehab Stint in Two Weeks

A further update on third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s rehab, and a possible return date. Aramis Ramirez will begin taking batting practice in the next few days and could begin his[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Indians 5, Cubs 6 – June 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 5, Cubs 6 – June 20, 2009

Three straight walk-off wins for the Chicago Cubs. Considering how unbearable the last month has been, they are exceedingly surprising and exceedingly welcome. That said, I can’t help but feel[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Earlier in the year, there was some soft buzz about the Mark DeRosa trade, which had taken place over the offseason. Lou Piniella, the rumor went, was frustrated with Mark[Read More…]

by June 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Indians 7, Cubs 8 – June 19, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 7, Cubs 8 – June 19, 2009

No. Freaking. Way. Of course, Debbie Downer points out that Rich Harden got his ass kicked. But Positive Polly has but one thing to say…

by June 20, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Indians v. Cubs, June 19-21, 2009

Series Preview: Indians v. Cubs, June 19-21, 2009

The Chicago Cubs welcome the Cleveland Indians to Wrigley Field, and welcome back a couple of old friends in the process. But let’s hope we don’t see one of them.[Read More…]

by June 19, 2009 Series Previews

Cubs Can’t Add Payroll, But That Doesn’t Mean They Won’t Deal

A few days ago, Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry revealed the disappointing, albeit unsurprising news: the Cubs’ payroll for this year (and beyond?) is maxed out. But apparently that[Read More…]

by June 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 6 – June 18, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 6 – June 18, 2009

How about that ending? I mean, it’s easy to hate this team and all, but damn. That was something of beauty.

by June 19, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Starting to Hit

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Starting to Hit

If there was ever a time that the Chicago Cubs needed good news about third baseman Aramis Ramirez, that time is now. Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, on the disabled[Read More…]

by June 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Are Still Scouting Pedro Martinez, Unlikely to Sign Him

Cubs Are Still Scouting Pedro Martinez, Unlikely to Sign Him

After last week’s bizarre revelation that the Chicago Cubs were just one of two teams in serious pursuit of starting pitcher Pedro Martinez, it was only a matter of time[Read More…]

by June 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Several Issues Could Derail Sale of Cubs

Report: Several Issues Could Derail Sale of Cubs

The drama that is the sale of the Chicago Cubs is eclipsed only by the drama that is the pathetic Cubs offense. A new report from CNBC claims that there[Read More…]

by June 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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