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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…]

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

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…]

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…]

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…]

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 4, Cubs 1 – June 17, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 4, Cubs 1 – June 17, 2009

The Cubs truly are the cure to a pitcher’s struggles.

by June 18, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Ozzie Guillen Hates Wrigley Field

Ozzie Guillen Hates Wrigley Field

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[Read More…]

by June 17, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Confirming What We Already Knew But Were Afraid to Say: Sammy Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

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),[Read More…]

Jake Fox is Back, Jason Waddell is DL’d

Jake Fox is Back, Jason Waddell is DL’d

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[Read More…]

College Football at Wrigley, Coming Soon

College Football at Wrigley, Coming Soon

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.[Read More…]

by June 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Stick With Absurd Number of Pitchers For Now

Cubs Stick With Absurd Number of Pitchers For Now

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[Read More…]

Ryan Freel Should Be Back Soon

Ryan Freel Should Be Back Soon

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[Read More…]

by June 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Peavywatch: Stop Obsessing

Obsessive Peavywatch: Stop Obsessing

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[Read More…]

Bad News: Cubs Can’t Add Payroll This Year

Bad News: Cubs Can’t Add Payroll This Year

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,[Read More…]

Derrek Lee to the Giants?

Derrek Lee to the Giants?

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[Read More…]

by June 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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