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…
Month: June 2009
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 isn’t stopping Hendry from working the phones. Jim Hendry is working the prospective trade markets as hard as he does every year and is said […]
How about that ending? I mean, it’s easy to hate this team and all, but damn. That was something of beauty.
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 list with a dislocated left shoulder, stepped up his hitting and began taking soft toss on Wednesday, and if all goes well, will start batting […]
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 before Pedro started claiming he was close to signing, and the Cubs started denying they were close to signing. Cue it up. The Cubs haven’t […]
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 are significant hurdles remaining to complete the sale of the Chicago Cubs to billionaire Tom Ricketts, and Ricketts has been informed that those hurdles come […]
The Cubs truly are the cure to a pitcher’s struggles.
Whatever, Ozzie. “But one thing about Wrigley Field, I puke every time I go there,” Guillen said Sunday morning. “That’s just to be honest. And if Cub fans don’t like the way I talk about Wrigley Field, it’s just Wrigley Field. I don’t say anything about the fans or anything now. But Wrigley Field, they […]
Confirming What We Already Knew But Were Afraid to Say: Sammy Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003
Well crap. I say that not because I am (was?) a huge Sammy Sosa fan. Sure, his dual with Mark McGwire in 1998 was unreal (actually, I guess it was), and when he tied up Game 1 of the 2003 LCS against the Florida Marlins in the 9th inning, I’m not too proud to admit […]
The Chicago Cubs have recalled hitter supreme Jake Fox from AAA Iowa, less than two weeks after sending him down. Fox is likely to see starting action when the Cubs play interleague games in the AL stadiums later this month – you know, so he can DH. In a corresponding move, and as I predicted, […]
An interested aside for those of you who are college football fans. There’s a chance a game or two might be played at Wrigley Field as soon as next year. The Wildcats and the Illini last met at the home of the Cubs in 1923. The following year, Soldier Field opened in downtown Chicago. Northwestern […]
When Rich Harden returned from the disabled list this weekend, the Chicago Cubs sent down an infielder, despite the fact that the team already had 12 pitchers (more than the typical 11). Well, it wasn’t a completely temporary thing. Lou Piniella says it’s going to stay that way for a little while. ”The big reason […]
Well, it’s not quite Aramis Ramirez, but it will have to do for now. Ryan Freel is supposed to begin his minor-league rehab tonight for Class AAA Iowa. Freel has been on the DL since May 28 with a left-hamstring strain. It’ll be interesting to see what the Cubs do when Freel is ready. They’ve […]
It’s over. It hasn’t been a legitimate or necessary or even wise dream for quite some time, but a dream still it was. This weekend, San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy stopped being able to play through the pain of an ankle injury, and it turns out he’s going to be out much longer than […]
If you were paying attention to the Jake Peavy sweepstakes this year, you probably already figured this: due to the ownership change, the terrible economy, and the already hefty payroll, the Chicago Cubs won’t be able to add payroll in-season this year. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry conceded this truth yesterday. ”It’s challenging,” he said. […]
Obviously it’s not time for the Cubs to go into sell mode, but as a .500 team buried in the N.L. Central, it isn’t shocking that the sell-type rumors are starting to swirl. Could Derrek Lee be the hitter the Giants need? Sabean at least ought to see whether Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry would […]
Ok, pitchers. All you need to do is hold the opposition to 2 runs every single game, and the Cubs might go .500.
The Chicago Cubs’ offensive woes were apparently all the fault of hitting coach Gerald Perry. That’s why they dumped him. As Cub players were taking batting practice Sunday morning, hitting coach Gerald Perry was called off the field and fired. He will be replaced by Von Joshua, the Triple A hitting coach at Iowa. “Obviously, […]
When the 2009 season started, the Chicago Cubs were the prohibitive favorite to win the National League Central, and were a strong favorite to represent the Senior Circuit in the World Series. Only Cubs fans knew better. Wherever you looked, pre-season, to find World Series odds, you would note the Cubs occupying the third spot […]